In order to make the process of applying to SIPA as simple and clear as possible, we highly recommend that you submit your admission application as soon as possible if you plan on applying for the fall 2009 semester. The reason for this is that as soon as you submit your admission application, we begin the process of tracking the documents needed to complete your file.
To get started you simply need to visit our application site and start your application. The application itself is mainly biographical data and does not take very long to complete. Once you complete the application you will be asked to submit the $85 fee. Once your application and fee are submitted we print your application and create a file for you in our office and begin to track the documents required to complete your file.
Your personal statement and résumé will need to be submitted via the application site as well, but you can return to the application site later to complete this process. Other required documents such as letter of recommendation, transcripts, and test scores will then be tracked as they are received. You can enter the application site at any time in order to see what our office has received.
Each year after our deadline has passed we receive inquiries from applicants who are worried that we have not received documents required to complete their application because they do not show up as received on the application site. We receive hundreds of pieces of mail per day around the deadline and it can take us up to two weeks to track documents on the site.
The sooner you submit your application, the sooner we can get started tracking your documents so that you may see the receipt status on the site. Our admission deadline is a receipt deadline. This means all documents must be received in our office by the deadline date in order to guarantee that your file will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review.
If you have not already started an admission application and you are interested in applying for fall 2009, we encourage you to start as soon as possible by clicking here.