The Graduate College invites UIUC undergraduate students to enroll in the National Name Exchange. The National Name Exchange was established to help match graduate schools with students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups interested in graduate education. The National Name Exchange seeks to:
- Increase the number of qualified students from underrepresented groups accepted into graduate school.
- Improve student access to information on graduate school opportunities.
- Work towards personalizing the recruitment effort by designating a National Name Exchange institutional representative to facilitate information exchange between the institution and prospective students.
- Assist graduate schools in identifying qualified candidates from underrepresented groups for consideration for graduate study.
The NNE enrollment portal is now open for the 2023 year. Students can now enroll in the National Name Exchange database.
To enroll in the National Name Exchange:
- Access the NNE Student page: https://cgsnet.org/data-insights/diversity-equity-inclusiveness/national-name-exchange/national-name-exchange-for-students/
- Click Login at the top of the page
- Login to the CGS website by selecting New Users: Click the "Sign Up Now" button or sign in if you have created an account previously. You will need to follow the instructions on the login page, which includes creating a password for your account.
- Once you’ve logged into your CGS account, access the NNE enrollment form, and input the password NNE2023 when prompted.
Qualifying students must be enrolled at a participating Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) member institution, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above, and be from a group historically underrepresented in higher education (qualifying groups can be found here). Students who decide to participate will be asked for their consent to share their information with other participating CGS institutions.