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ASPIRE: Fall Campus Visit and Early Application Program

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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Senior

: ASPIRE is a diversity initiative designed to increase the pool of students from populations historically underrepresented in graduate programs at Illinois. The program is particularly interested in receiving applications from underrepresented students interested in earning advanced degrees in STEM disciplines. ASPIRE is a step-by-step early application program that guides participants through the application process and provides assistance as they seek to complete their applications to graduate programs at Illinois. This is done through a series of webinars, online communication, and a three day campus visit that takes place during the fall semester. This early application program provides talented underrepresented students from throughout the nation with an opportunity to visit the University of Illinois prior to submitting their graduate school applications and while, simultaneously, allowing departments at Illinois to showcase the quality and strength of their programs.

Application Deadline: 6/17/2018
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Program Dates: 10/7/2018 - 10/8/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Business Administration
Linguistics & Speech Sciences
Political Science
STEM Fields
Urban Planning & Design

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Page last updated 1/26/2018
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