The official websites (e.g., College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science) are rather ambiguous. To clarify, I post a short, clear description here. This is about TEOFL speaking score requirements for PhD in Computer Science at UIUC, which is the most surprising part during the admission process. Please check the official websites for other information.

  1. TA: you need a speaking score of 24

Note that having a TA…

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(This is a post I originally published on my personal website: in 2020)


  1. The final decisions are made by the committee.

This post shares limited information about IllinoisCS’s admission process. No sensitive information included. Only to help prospective graduate students.

Last winter, as a new faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I experienced the admission process (in the computer science department) for the first time from…

I think it would be a good idea to explore a bit before posting much.

I can write code like this:

def hello_world():
print("hello world!")

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