I'm Admitted, Now What?

I wanted to take an entry to touch on a few details for admitted students.   My first encouragement is to keep reading this blog.  I will continue to post information that is relevant to enrollment, financial aid, and a host of other topics.

Second is to thoroughly review the Welcome Page noted in your admission letter.  The Welcome Page contains important information about your offer and detailed information on a number of topics that you are likely to have question about.

Admitted Student Day will take place on Tuesday, April 13th.  It will be a full day program starting at 9 AM and ending around 7 PM.  One of the highlights will be a presentation by Jeff Sachs during the lunch portion of the program.  Details regarding Admitted Student Day are on the Welcome Page and a draft schedule will be posted soon.  The Welcome Page also contains a link directing you to the registration page, and this page also contains travel information.

This week the Admissions Office will open an Internet Message Board where admitted students can exchange information with one another and with current students.  You will receive an email invitation if you have been admitted and an announcement will be posted here when the Message Board goes live.

The Admissions Office is regularly sending out email messages from faculty, administrators, alumni, and students so make sure to keep an eye out for these in your email in box.

Our Financial Aid Staff will be working on sending out award letters.  The University has moved to a new software system recently and we are in the final rounds of testing.  If you have been awarded a SIPA fellowship, this will be indicated in the admission letter.  The financial aid letter will contain information about programs costs and other possible sources of financial aid.  We send out an unofficial financial aid letter shortly after admission decisions go out to provide a preview of what you might expect.

Finally, we will be mailing admit letters via postal mail however in an effort to reduce the impact mailing materials has on the environment and on our budget, we do not mail welcome packets via postal mail.  Instead we utilize the welcome page, email, and this blog to communicate important details concerning enrollment.  Information that you will need to submit to enroll can be found through our on line resources and we will be happy to work with you to make sure you complete everything that is necessary to confirm your enrollment.

Thank you for your attention and we continue to process the final group of applications still under review.