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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.

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

Schedule for Fall 2019

Registration is now closed. Cancellations do sometimes occur, so please contact us at citl-epi@illinois.edu to request to be added to the wait list.

Interview dates:

October 1, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

December 3, 5, 10

Students who are re-testing will be scheduled from November 14 through December 10

EPI location: Grainger Engineering Library, Room 468

Schedule for January 2020

Limited testing will be offered shortly before the Graduate Academy for College Teaching, which starts on January 15, 2020. Registration for the January 2020 EPI will open on December 2, 2019.

Tentative interview dates: January 10 and 13, 2020

Annual EPI exam cycle

Testing period

Registration opens

Interview dates

Eligible students



early October through the last day of instruction

All graduate students

January (limited testing before Graduate Academy)

Late November/ early December

One to two days in January, before the Graduate Academy

Graduate students considered for Spring TA appointments.

Not eligible: students who failed the EPI in the previous Fall


late January/ early February

late February through early May

All graduate students

Summer session I


weeks 1 or 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