It has come to my attention that we have experienced some issues recently with our Feedburner service. If in the past you have entered your email over there on the right in the box with “Subscribe” written beneath it you should receive an automated email letting you know when a post has been added to the blog. Although we have been posting almost every day on the blog, the emails noting such stopped going out recently.
The “back end” of this blog is handled by a centralized department and sometimes upgrades are made that impact functionality. I was recently made aware of this issue and have been told that service should be restored soon. In the meantime, those who have applied are likely checking the blog on a daily basis to learn more about when decisions will be released. I would encourage you to continue to do so. Decisions have not started to go out yet, but when they do you can count on this blog for details.
The topic of emails and admission decisions has come up recently when more than one candidate has expressed that their heart skips a beat each time an email from SIPA is received (thinking that the email will be related to their decision). The last thing I want candidates to do is suffer in this way and I can let you know exactly what you can expect in terms of an email subject heading when your decision has been published on the application site for you to view.
The email noting that your decision has been posted will still come from firstname.lastname@example.org (like most of our emails) but the subject heading will be:
SIPA Admissions Decision Notification
So, any other email you receive could be considered general business and there is no need for any heart skipping. Thank you for your patience as we do our best to communicate clearly all of the aspects of the admission review process.