The Office of Student Services coordinates the procedures for admission to programs in the College of Education at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Either the College of Liberal Arts or the Graduate College governs all programs. The application process, therefore, involves application to the College of Liberal Arts or Graduate College in addition to the College of Education.

All College of Education Graduate level programs are governed by the Graduate College. We recommend that you become familiar with Graduate College Rules and Regulations.

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Admissions Requirements


  • Incoming students must meet minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate College.
  •  Minimum GPA and GRE scores required vary by program.
  • Letters of recommendation and interview requirements vary by program.
  • Visit your program's admissions page for details on its specific requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • Students are admitted for the fall and/or spring semester (depending on program of study).
  • Deadlines for application vary by program and degree.
  • For best consideration for financial aid, early applications are strongly encouraged. 
  • Visit your program's admission page for specific deadlines and admission information.

Application Procedure

Applicants must fill out an online graduate application. The application includes both materials for the Graduate College Office of Admissions and the program you are applying to.  Once you have created an application account you will be able to access the application and more information on specific documents required for your program.

Program application documents may include:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Teacher Education Program materials (for MAT students)
  • Any other requirements of the program

Graduate application documents may include:

  • GRE scores (UI Institutional code: 6681)
  • Official academic records/transcripts of all previous college work (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Recommendations
  • International students: official TOEFL scores (UI Institutional code: 6681)

Application Forms and Cost

The $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.