Our final admissions deadline for the MIA/MPA/MPA-DP programs of February 5, 2022, is coming up. here are a few reminders to help you finish up your application:

  • We cannot review your application if it is missing materials, like your letters of recommendation. You can submit your application before your letters are in, but we cannot review your application for admission if those recommendation letters are missing. Remember that we require two letters, and a third optional letter is allowed.
  • Don’t forget the Video Essay, another crucial part of the application that people often forget last minute. SIPA students share how they prepared for the Video Essay here. Remember that the video essay is available after you submit your application and pay the application fee. You may feel better if you do the Video Essay earlier, just in case you run into any technical issues.
  • I will never stop reminding people to make sure you wrote the correct school name in your essays, and double-check if you wrote “Colombia” or “Columbia”!
  • Finally — is the reason you may not finish your Columbia SIPA application all in your head? Don’t let imposter syndrome stop you from trying. You are you own biggest advocate in this process, and SIPA student Nick Chun shares his tips on overcoming imposter syndrome here.

We wish you the very best of luck, and we look forward to reading your applications.