Admitted applicants who have paid the deposit and confirmed enrollment for this fall will soon receive information on a summer math tutorial. The first year at SIPA is filled with required quantitative courses. Economics, quantitative analysis, and financial management are the building blocks of effective policy making.
The purpose of the summer math tutorial is to give students a jump start on the first year curriculum. The summer math tutorial will also help prepare students for a math quiz that will be administered during orientation to help make class placement decisions. Many of our admitted applicants have not sat in a classroom in years and the tutorial is meant to knock some of the mental rust off. Also of note is that to qualify for second year fellowship consideration, students must have a GPA of 3.2 at the conclusion of the first semester.
While the summer math tutorial is highly recommended for all admitted MIA and MPA students, it is not a requirement. It will be administered online, so no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have an internet connection you will be able to participate.
So if you have been admitted and paid a deposit, hang tight for a little while longer and information on the summer tutorial will be sent to you via email soon. We will also be posting some of the syllabi used in our core courses this past year to give you an idea of what you might expect from the core curriculum.