My staff did a great job during crunch time this past week and we were able to meet our deadline to make the new application for this year available. We are most excited about the fact that 100% of the required documents and information required to be considered for admission can be submitted on the application site – there is no need to send us a single document via postal mail.
We changed our philosophy this year and rather than requiring official documents from every single applicant, we will only require that official copies of transcripts and test scores be submitted if an applicant is admitted and chooses to enroll. It did not make a lot of sense for us to require official documents from everyone when in the end, required documents are only really necessary for those who enroll.
So, applicants now have the ability to upload academic transcripts and we will allow applicants to self report test scores – official score reports are not required to be considered for admission.
The application is broken into two sections: Part 1 and Part 2.
Part 1 is comprised of three sections:
- Application form (mostly biographical information)
- Names of those who will be submitting letters of recommendation
- Application fee
That’s it. Part 1 is quite simple and does not take long to fill out. We recommend that you complete Part 1 as soon as possible so that you become an active applicant in our system and so that the system can send out messages with detailed instructions to those that will be writing recommendation letters for you.
Part 2 will not become visible until Part 1 is submitted. Part 2 will allow you to:
- Upload your personal statement
- Upload the two required résumés
- Indicate your native language and second language ability
- Submit your test scores
- Upload academic transcripts
Please note that test scores can be updated anytime in the system up to the deadline. This means that you can submit Part 2 anytime you like, and come back before the deadline to update scores.
Let’s say that it is early December and you have everything finished, have taken the GRE previously, but will be taking the GRE again in late December. In this example there is no need to wait to submit Part 2.
You can go ahead and submit/upload everything and return later in December to indicate your new test scores. Do note that once you submit Part 2 the only section you will be able to update is the test score section. The system will not allow you to update your personal statement, résumé, or transcripts once Part 2 has been submitted.
That’s it. Be sure to read the instructions on the site carefully and to get started simply click here. The deadline for spring consideration is October 1st and the fall deadline is January 5th. We look forward to working with you!