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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. Interviews typically are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are scheduled every 20 minutes, typically between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 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.


Fall 2017

Registration is now closed.

EPI dates: All dates are full.

October 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 28, 30

December 5, 7, 12

Retakers: Most retakers will be scheduled from November 14 on. Retakers who have completed their English Improvement Activity before November 14 may be tested earlier. If tutoring was chosen at the improvement activity, the minimum required tutoring must be completed prior to taking the EPI.


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

2-3 days prior to Graduate Academy

Graduate students who may be hired for Spring TA appointments


early February

early March through early May

All graduate students

Summer session I


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

All graduate students

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