Our email is down

UPDATE 1:05pm EST: Our email server is working again! 


Hi all,

We’re sorry to say that we’re having technical difficulties with our email address, SIPA_admission@columbia.edu. It appears that the server blackout occurred last night. Our IT department is working hard to fix the issue.

So if you haven’t received an email response from us, please be patient. We’re still drafting email responses, and as soon as our email server is working again we’ll mail those out. If you emailed us between 4:00pm last night and 1pm today, please resend your email.

If you’re having technical difficulties submitting your application or urgent inquiries, please call us at 212-854-6216. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

If you need to pay your $95 application fee or your application is still missing your self-reported test scores, unofficial transcripts or recommendation letters, you have until next Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5pm EST to submit them. Anything received after that date will not be accepted by the admissions committee. (Of course, we encourage you to submit your missing payment and materials prior to this deadline so we may read your application sooner and give you a decision on time.)

For those of you who have questions regarding your submitted application, I’ve published several blog posts to answer your questions. About the application status page tells you everything you need to know about what those red Xs on your status page mean. Help! Your pressing email questions are answered offers insight into common application questions we receive during admissions time. And What’s with the GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS? reviews test requirements, waiver qualifications and how you may self-report your scores to us.

And again, you have until Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5pm EST to submit your missing (third-party) materials. So get moving! We’d love for you to join us on campus next fall.