It’s December 9th!

Happy Friday!  SIPA students are finishing their semester.  Finals are around the corner and then many will go home for the holidays, some will attend the Annual DC Career Conference, while others may travel and begin work on their capstone projects.   The halls may be quieter without the chatter of faculty and students but our Admissions Office will remain busy as we begin to match documents to applications.  The deadline for fall 2012 admission consideration for our MIA, MPA, and MPA-DP programs is quickly approaching.  The application and all required documents must be submitted to our office by January 5th, 2012… a little less than a month away.

The sooner an application is submitted, the better.  Once an application is submitted and the fee is paid we print the application and start a file in our office.  This will allow us to track documents associated with each application.  Applicants can then view the documents received by logging in to the application site.  The tracking process does not begin until an application is submitted.  Submitting your application well before the deadline will ensure that we have the most time possible to communicate with you and can start reviewing files soon after the January 5th deadline.

If you have questions about the program or about your application, please contact our office at +1.212.854.6216 or at sipa_admission@columbia.edu.