Time Line

The Admissions Committee has been meeting all week and we continue to publish decisions as soon as we are able.  As a reminder, you will receive an email from us when your decision is ready to be viewed on the application Web site.  We cannot provide estimates on when individual decisions will be published.

I did want to provide a quick overview of the time line that will follow in the coming month or so. The following information is provided on an admitted student welcome page but I thought I would provide some highlights.

First, admitted students will have the opportunity to participate in a Web based Message Board starting later in March.  The purpose of the board is to give admitted students the opportunity to interact with one another and with current students.  SIPA students will be taking a spring break from March 16th to 20th and we will have the board up shortly after their return.  Details will be sent to admitted students once the board is activated.

Second, SIPA will host an Open House for admitted students on Tuesday, April 14th.  The Open House will take place on the Columbia Campus and it will be a full day event.

Third, April 20th is the date by which admitted students must pay a deposit confirming enrollment for fall 2009.

Finally, an email regarding financial aid opportunities is sent shortly after the admission letter is published.  The letter is meant to outline the general funds available to SIPA students.  More specific letters will follow at a later time for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents who have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If admitted students have been awarded a SIPA fellowship this information will be in the admission letter.

Now back to Committee meetings . . .