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GPA + GRE + TOEFL/IELTS Requirements

GPA Minimum Requirements for MS/PhD applicants

Previous Undergraduate Study: 3.25/4.0 (or equivalent)*
Previous Graduate Study: 3.5/4.0 (or equivalent)  

GRE Requirements

Currently the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering is not accepting or reviewing GRE scores for any of our graduate programs.

TOEFL/IELTS Minimum Requirements
for Non-Native English Speakers

Full Status Admission***
TOEFL iBT Total Score: 103
IELTS Total Band Score:  7.5 

Limited Status Admission****
TOEFL iBT Total Score:  90
IELTS Total Band Score:  6.5

*for the last 60 semester hours or the last 90 quarter hours of undergraduate study

***Students applying to online programs must satisfy the full status admissions requirement.

****Limited Status Admission is offered to applicants with outstanding academic records who do not meet the requirement for full status admission. Limited Status Admission indicates the need for further English study. An English as a Second Language Placement Test (EPT) will be required upon arrival at the University. Based on these results, new admits are generally required to enroll in non-credit "English as a Second Language" courses and take a reduced academic load in their first semester at Illinois.

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