The halls at SIPA are eerily quiet. While students and professors are away for the Winter Break, the Admissions Office is busily processing applications and answering your application questions.
The phones have been ringing, emails are filling our inbox, and occasionally we receive visitors who find us tucked away on the 4th floor of the International Affairs Building. For those who have not received a response from us regarding your application concerns, do not panic; we promise to respond. And thank you for your patience as we get through the post-holiday week.
Two tips for reaching us… If you send us an email, please make sure your email address is visible to us (best to include it in your signature). Also, check your Junk folder, sometimes our email responses end up there. If you are leaving a voice mail, please speak clearly and leave your name and telephone number (repeat it twice) so we can return your call. If we receive several related questions, we will post responses on the Admissions Blog so check in for updates.
Application deadline with fellowship consideration is January 5th. So a few inquiries about one’s chance of being considered for a merit fellowship if all the recommendation letters are not received… If you submit your application along with all the required documents minus your recommendation letters by January 5th, we will still review it for fellowship consideration; however, we will need to receive the reference letters before January 18th. Keep in mind, you may still apply for a SIPA Named Fellowship due on February 22 (that requires a separate application and additional information) even if you miss the above deadline. The Named Fellowships are additional funding opportunities outside the merit fellowship, which all applicants are automatically considered when they submit a completed application by January 5th.