The Admissions Committee recently started to review files and we are still in the midst of completing the document tracking process for many of the applications that have been submitted. When a file is completed has no bearing on the admission decision and some members of the Committee have yet to commence reading.
I am sure you are interested in knowing how and when admission decisions will be communicated. It is our goal to publish the majority of the decisions in early March. We post decisions to the application site and you simply have to log in to the site with your PIN and password to view your decision letter. An email notification will be sent to you to notify you that your decision is ready to view.
Candidates who are admitted will also receive a paper copy of the acceptance letter a few weeks after the decision is published on the site. Candidates who do not receive favorable admission consideration will only be notified via a letter published on the application site. Paper copies of deny letters are not mailed.
Please understand that not all decisions are posted at the same time. I would say that approximately 80% of the decisions are published on the same day. Approximately 20% of the files take longer to process and as decisions are made, email notifications will be sent out.
Admitted applicants will have the opportunity to take advantage of two unique opportunities to learn more about SIPA. First, we will host a Web based message board. Admitted candidates will have the opportunity to interact with current students concerning a variety of topics on the Web based message board. Second, SIPA will host an Open House on Tuesday, April 14th. The Open House will be on campus and will start at 9:00 A.M. and conclude at 7:00 P.M.
More information about both of these unique opportunities will be available via a specific Web page. Information on how to access this Web page will be included in admission letters. Admitted candidates will have until Monday, April 20th to pay a deposit to secure their place in the fall class.