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ASPIRE Application

ASPIRE is a University of Illinois graduate school early application, admission, and decision program.  The program is designed to offer talented students from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs at Illinois an opportunity to become familiar with the graduate school application process, graduate programs at the University of Illinois, and life as a graduate student at the University of Illinois before submitting their graduate school applications. For more information, please visit the ASPIRE page.

To apply for ASPIRE, please fill out the form below. This form cannot be saved in progress. We recommend you review the application, print it, and write your answers on your paper copy before starting the online application. Once you have submitted the application, it cannot be retrieved for further editing.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Your cell phone number will only be used if there is no other number to reach you.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Please explain Other Citizenship Status

ETHNIC IDENTIFICATION:

If your ethnic category is Hispanic or Latino, please select one or more of the following specific ethnicities.

If you identify with a Hispanic or Latino ethnicity other than those listed above, or if you would like to provide us with additional information, please use the field below:

RACIAL IDENTIFICATION: Please select racial/ethnic populations with which you identify.

If you identify with a race other than those listed above, or if you would like to provide us with additional information, please use the field below:

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Enter either your expected date of graduation or the date you earned your bachelor's degree.
GRADUATE AND/OR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
e.g. MS, Biochemistry; PhD, Chemistry
PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Please tell us about any previous research experiences or programs in which you have participated
(e.g. MARC, McNair, SROP, etc...)
(e.g. Summer 2012, Fall 2015, or other.)
ILLINOIS GRADUATE PROGRAM(S) OF INTEREST
Select no more than five University of Illinois programs in order of interest. You can browse the programs at http://www.grad.illinois.edu/admissions/depts.
Please note that your specific interest may be found in a variety of programs of study (e.g. A focus on Human Resources can be found in Labor and Employment Relations, Education, Psychology, etc. ). Take the time to look through all related programs to see which best describes your interests.
ILLINOIS FACULTY MEMBERS OF INTEREST
Enter a maximum of eight University of Illinois faculty members from the graduate program(s) you listed above whose research topics are of interest to you.
RELEVANT COURSEWORK
Please list any courses in which you are currently enrolled or that you have completed that relate to your program(s) of interest. (Give word or character limit)
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Based on the programs you listed and the faculty members you have identified above, please describe (in narrative form) the area(s) of research that you would like to pursue and the related topic(s) that you would like to study as a graduate student. Please feel free to discuss your previous research experience.

By clicking "Submit Application," I authorize the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate College to share the information provided in this online form, as well as any supplemental information, with Graduate College administrators, faculty members, and graduate program administrators at the University of Illinois. This consent applies to education data that may otherwise be protected under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, also known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment. This authorization will remain in effect until I rescind it in writing.