Most of you reading this blog post received the admission decision you were hoping to get when you applied to SIPA this year. You should be proud of your achievement. There was a competitive applicant pool and your application was exemplary. And now that the celebrations have died down a bit, I wanted to recap a few things that every newly-admitted student should know going forward.
By now you’ve checked your email and have learned that we released Fall 2017 entry admissions decisions. When you did read your decision, I’m sure you went through a mix of emotions. Good or bad, there are some things our waitlisted candidates and those who weren’t granted admission should know going forward.
Need some help with the optional essay? Today's blog post by Meagan Barrera, MIA '17, offers insights into how to tackle this open-ended application essay.
The deadlines for Fall 2017 application are almost here and a lot of you are in the process of working on your admission essays. The second essay for this cycle (Fall 2017/Spring 2018) asks applicants to express their views about a policy-related question. This is a mandatory essay and the prompt for this changes every year. So PA Sadia Afreen thought it was a good idea to share her take on this year’s prompt and some advice on how you can approach writing it.
The letters of recommendation from the right people address your potential and strengthen your application, thus boosting your chance of getting into good programs. However, the process of getting the good letters could be also stressful. Here are some tips on how to best navigate that process from one of our current students.
I'm often asked what SIPA looks for in a candidate. If you need some additional application advice, make sure you review our Evaluation Criteria webpage.
Need some last-minute application tips? In this broadcast the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid walks you through the application portal and offer some insights on how to stand out to the Admissions Committee.
A video tutorial by Kaitlyn Wells, Assistant Director of Admissions, on how to access and submit the video essay component of the application form.
Learn what the term "early action" means at SIPA.
The Spring 2017 application deadline is just two weeks away, and I'm sure many of you are working hard to complete…