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EPI Coordinator
(217) 265-6136


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

EPI Schedule

The EPI is administered each semester. In Fall and Spring semesters, first-time examinees are scheduled during the first half of the exam period. Those graduate students who are retaking the EPI are scheduled backwards from the end of the semester so that they have as much time as possible to finish ESL course work or tutoring.

Interview days and times during special exam periods in January, May, and August will vary from the above and will be announced when registration opens.

Students should contact their departments to be registered for the EPI.

Spring 2018

Registration will open on February 1 and the EPI will be offered from late February through early May.

Tentative dates:

February 22, 27

March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

April 3, 5, 10 (re-takers start), 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

May 1


Regular EPI exam cycle

Testing period

Registration opens

Interview dates

Eligible students


early September

early October through early December

All graduate students

January (limited testing before Graduate Academy)

December 1

2-5 days prior to Graduate Academy

Graduate students considered for Spring TA appointments; not eligible: students who failed the EPI in the previous Fall


early February

late February through early May

All graduate students

Summer session I


weeks 1 and 2 of the session (mid-May)

All graduate students; not eligible: students who failed the EPI in the previous Spring

Summer session II


July, early August

All graduate students

August (before Graduate Academy)


weeks 1, 2, 3 of August; testing ends 1 week before the Graduate Academy

Priority given to graduate students who may be hired for Fall TA appointments