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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 2018

Registration for the Fall 2018 EPI is now CLOSED. All interview times are full. Cancellations do occasionally occur. If a department wishes to have a student added to the wait list, please contact us at citl-epi@illinois.edu and we'll add the student's name to the list.

Interview dates:

October 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, 29

December 4, 6, 11

Testing for retakers: November 13 through December 11

Location:  Grainger Engineering Library, Room 465

Annual EPI exam cycle

Testing period

Registration opens

Interview dates

Eligible students



early October through the last day of instruction

All graduate students

January 2019 (limited testing before Graduate Academy)

November 30

January 7

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