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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. to 4:30 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.


Summer 2017

Summer session II: Registration is open. The EPI will be offered on July 11, 13, and 18, and on August 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16.

Interview times: 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Interview location: Armory Building, Room 249. Enter the northeast door and take the stairway to the left to the second floor and Room 249. Call (217) 333-3370 if you need assistance finding the location.

For August 8 - 16, priority will be given to students who may be hired to teach in the upcoming Fall 2017 semester.

Students who are away for the summer and wish to take the EPI in August in order to qualify for Fall 2017 teaching must arrive on campus in time for testing between August 8 and 16. This will allow time for the student to take the EPI and for the official results to be reported to the student’s hiring department prior to the beginning of the Graduate Academy on August 21. 


Fall 2017

Interviews will be offered from early October through early December. Registration will open in early September.


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)

late November

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