We continue to receive emails from applicants regarding test score submission. Here are a few of the questions and reminders of how the process works in our office.
Question: I sent my scores to SIPA some time ago, why are they not appearing as received on the application site?
Answer: Applicants self report test scores in Part 2 of the application. When assembling a file for admission we do not look for official reports. When you request that official test reports be sent to SIPA, they are downloaded into a centralized computer system. We will not match application records to this system until after admission decisions have been made.
Therefore you should self report your scores in Part 2 of the application. Even after you self report and submit your application the scores will not show as “Received – Not Official” right away. We print your application, do a manual check, and then update the tracking status. We appreciate your patience as we work as quickly as possible to print and manually check each application.
Question: I emailed my scores to your office or mailed a paper copy, do I still need to self report the scores in Part 2?
Answer: Yes. Every applicant should self report the results of each test taken in Part 2 of the application. If the scores are not entered in Part 2 they do not appear when we print the application and this slows down the process.
Question: I took the (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS) several times. How should I report my scores? Should I only list my top scores?
Answer: As you can see in the screen shot below you can self report the total results for thee different exams for both the GRE/GMAT section and the English as a Second Language section. You should therefore report each test individually.
Let us say that you take the GRE three times. We DO NOT want you to take your top three scores achieveded and enter them as one exam. You should report your scores from all three exams in the three separate sections that are available to you. If you have taken a test more than three times, report your most recent three scores.