what does it all mean?

It’s Spring break at SIPA so students are out — some are working on their Capstone projects while others are recharging somewhere around the world.  Decisions went out this week — We have received quiet a few emails and calls about what it all means…

So we thought it might be helpful to provide a little insight…

If you have been admitted… CONGRATULATIONS!  We hope you choose to come to SIPA and join our diverse community.  There are several events coming up in the next few weeks to provide a little exposure to SIPA — check them out in the Welcome page, which was referenced in your admission letter.  You may participate in as many as you wish (at least physically since some may require you to be in two places at the same time); an RSVP is required for all of the events.  Information will be communicated through the Welcome page, email or on this blog. 

If you were one of the few who was put on the wait list… there’s still hope.  However, we will not begin reviewing the wait listed candidates until April (at the earliest).  If SIPA is one of your top choices and you can wait to hear, let us know.  If you are risk-averse and decide to enroll elsewhere, please let us know so we may remove you from consideration.   Other than informing us of your intentions, there is nothing else you need to do  — but wait.

If you were not offered admission to SIPA this year, we are happy to provide some feedback on your application.  However, at present time the focus of the Committee is to complete our final application review and provide information for our admitted candidates.  You are welcome to send our office an email in June requesting feedback.  On our website, we have put together some common reasons we are unable to offer admission to applicants, that may be a good place to start.  Unfortunately, there is no appeal process — the Admissions Committee reads each application thoroughly and considers all applicants seriously.



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