GRADUATE SCHOOL RESPONSES TO COVID-19

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IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS    (COVID-19) OUTBREAK, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL HAS MADE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTING FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE APPLICANTS:

For international students affected by testing center closures, SIUC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test for demonstrating English proficiency. A minimum score of 105 on a Duolingo English Test will fulfill English proficiency requirements for most graduate programs at SIUC.

If you plan to take the Duolingo English test, click the following links for more information:

https://testcenter.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360001819272-Preparing-for-the-Duolingo-English-Test
https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants

2. ADMISSION DECISIONS:

Admission decisions will be based on ONLY unofficial transcripts from all countries.  Official transcripts will still need to be received by the Graduate School prior to first registration.

3. I-20:

The Department of Homeland Security has approved sending scanned I-20’s.  If you are admitted, you may still receive a paper copy of your I-20 by following the usual eShipGlobal procedure.  However, if you would like to receive a scanned version instead, please contact our International Admissions Officer at  christine.sellars@siu.edu