“I submitted my materials three hours ago – did you receive them?”

We recently had our first early deadline (Nov 15) – specifically, for international applicants who wish to be considered for both admissions and then fellowship award nomination. We have received several inquiries from applicants who want us to check the status of materials sent to us.

Please note the following:

  • Items that are sent to us via surface mail (e.g. transcripts, etc.) are noted as received on the day we receive them and will be considered “on time” if this date meets our application deadline.
  • You can check your application status online by logging into your account. Please do not contact the office to confirm receipt of materials.
  • There is and will be a delay between the time that we receive materials and those materials being recorded as “received” on your status page. The delay can be anywhere from one to ten business days, depending on the time of year. Around application deadlines, expect the delay to be closer to be between five and ten business days.
  • If you submit materials to us (e.g. transcripts, TOEFL scores, etc.) prior to submitting your application, we are unable to confirm receipt of those materials.

What if you miss the Nov 15 deadline? We will review files in the order of completion until the February 1 international applicant final deadline. However, all else being equal, you should complete your application as early in the admissions process as possible.

2 Responses to ““I submitted my materials three hours ago – did you receive them?””

  1. 1 Ting Qu November 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm


    I am an international student now studying at Fisher College. Which deadline applies to me?


    Ting Qu

  2. 2 chabot_2 November 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    There are two deadlines for international students and two deadlines for domestic students. For international students, there is Nov 15 and Feb 1. For domestic students, there is Dec 31 and April 1. If you are an international student, the international deadlines apply to you. You have until Feb 1 (or about 2.5 months) to submit your application.

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