Admitted applicants who have paid the deposit and confirmed enrollment for this fall will soon start to receive a series of emails from the SIPA Student Affairs Office. One such email will concern the summer math tutorial. The first year at SIPA is filled with required quantitative courses. Economics, quantitative analysis, and financial management are the building blocks of effective policy making.
The purpose of the summer math tutorial is to give students a jump start on the first year curriculum. The summer math tutorial will also help prepare students for a math quiz that will be administered during orientation to help make class placement decisions. Many of our admitted applicants have not sat in a classroom in years and the tutorial is meant to knock some of the mental rust off. Also of note is that to qualify for second year fellowship consideration, students must have a GPA of 3.2 at the conclusion of the first semester. While the summer math tutorial is highly recommended for all admitted MIA and MPA students, it is not a requirement.
So if you have been admitted and paid a deposit, hang tight for a little while longer and you can expect to start receiving emails from the Student Affairs Office soon.