Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) FreeApp Program
What is the FreeApp Fee Waiver Program?
The CIC FreeApp program is designed to expand representation of underrepresented minority groups in graduate education. Through this program, you can request a fee waiver for your application to Ph.D. or Master of Fine Arts programs at CIC institutions (http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/CICUniversities.shtml).
Who is eligible for FreeApp waivers?
To qualify for a FreeApp, you must meet the following criteria:
- Complete a bachelor's degree by the August preceding enrollment in the graduate program.
- Apply for admission to a Ph.D. program or Master of Fine Arts program
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- Intend to pursue an academic and/or research career.
How do I request a FreeApp waiver?
Complete the online Registration Form.
The Registration Form can be accessed from the FreeApp program website (http://www.cic.uiuc.edu/programs/FreeApp/). Your request cannot be processed without it. The information that you submit when you register will be shared with graduate schools at CIC.
You are responsible for obtaining graduate applications directly from the institutions where you plan to apply.
Many applications are available online at the university websites or they may be requested via email.
For more information about CIC programs and opportunities, visit the CIC website at www.cic.uiuc.edu.
For programs related to Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) contact Nelson Soto at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 274-1577.
For questions related to specific academic programs, please contact the departments directly at: http://www.iupui.edu/~gradoff/admissions/apply.html.