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The Graduate School is excited to be included in your pursuit of graduate education and is committed to providing you the support necessary to ensure a smooth admission process.

Graduate admissions is a two-part process at EIU. It involves application to the Graduate School as well as application to the graduate program if you are seeking a degree in a particular discipline.

The Admissions Process

  1. Apply to The Graduate School by submitting an online application or by completing a paper application. Application requires a $30 non-refundable fee. McNair Scholars receive a full waiver for the application fee.
  2. Official transcripts should be mailed to the following address:

    The Graduate School
    Eastern Illinois University
    600 Lincoln Avenue
    Charleston, IL 61920

    If you received your undergraduate degree from EIU, we will be able to request your transcript from the Records Office.
  3. Some departments require a test score for admission. If the department requires a test score, have the score sent directly to The Graduate School.
    • Contact ETS to send your official GRE test scores to The Graduate School. EIU's institutional code is 1199.
    • Contact Harcourt Assessment to send an official MAT score. EIU's institutional code for the MAT is 2028.
    • Programs requiring the GRE General: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Communication Disorders and Sciences; English; Mathematics; Mathematics Education Secondary Ed Option; School Psychology; Special Education (GRE or MAT); and Sustainable Energy (GRE or GMAT). The Master of Business Administration requires the GMAT. GMAT scores should be sent directly to the MBA program.
  4. Most graduate programs require applicants to submit additional application materials directly to the department. Additional materials may include a portfolio, letters of recommendation, writing samples, etc. Check the department's website or contact the program's graduate coordinator for additional application requirements.
  5. If you are a current or returning EIU graduate student and need to change the degree you were originally seeking, please submit the change of status form.

Links to the online application, a printable application, change of status form, as well as additional resources can be found in the menu on the left. We welcome you to Eastern Illinois University and wish you success in your graduate studies!

Bill Elliott
Assistant Dean of Graduate and International Admissions

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