Submitting Your Application Materials

Please use this list (below) to guide the submitting of your application materials to the English Department's Graduate Studies program:

  1. Application submitted online.
  2. All unoffical transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) uploaded to online application.
  3. GRE scores (General Only) electronically from ETS.
  4. TOEFL iBT and or TOEFL PBT scores (if applicable) electronically from ETS.
  5. Three letters of recommendation mailed or uploaded to online application.
  6. Statement of Purpose uploaded to online application.
  7. Writing sample(s) uploaded to online application.
  8. A program description (PhD applicants only) upload to online application or e-mail it to

NOTE: Applicants do not need to mail hard copies of materials uploaded to their online application.

Mailing address

Graduate Coordinator
English Department
University of Illinois, 210 English
608 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801


Applications must be submitted by 12 noon (CST) December 1.
Supporting Material must be received in our office December 1.

For admission information, please contact:  217-333-3646 or e-mail at

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