Posts Tagged 'deadlines'

Patient applicants = happy admissions office

As you might imagine, December is a bit busy here in the Fisher Graduate Programs Office.  We have just passed a priority deadline and applicants are anxious to confirm that their materials have been received in time to be considered for admission and for financial aid.

Please keep in mind that there is manual work that has to be done to match your online application with the rest of your application materials, as it does not get updated in “real-time.”  Also, note that it takes about 20 days from your test date for us to receive official GMAT scores and 13 days from your test date to receive TOEFL scores.

Please wait at least five business days for your application checklist to be updated to reflect the status of your application materials received by our office.

Note, the Graduate Programs Office will be closed on Monday, December 23, Tuesday, December 24, and Tuesday, January 1.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a happy new year!


What’s the status of my application?

We are being weighed down by all of the PhD mail. Get your stuff in by the deadline.

 

“I mailed my transcripts last week, did you get them?”

About two weeks before major deadlines, the Fisher PhD application office becomes inundated with transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, and applications. PhD staff is working tirelessly to make sure applications are complete for review.

If you have e-mailed us and we have not returned your e-mail, please note that the PhD email inbox is steeped with requests about whether or not applications materials have been received. Additionally, please note that it can take a few weeks for the staff members to update your status. The best way to keep up with your application is to check your ApplyYourself account (read this blog post for a refresher) and not ask PhD office if your items have been received. If we are busy answering e-mails, who is going to process the applications?

If we receive your materials by the applicable deadline, your items will make the deadline. Anything received after the applicable deadline may be reviewed on a space available basis.

Last, we have received many requests asking if the admissions committee can review an application without official scores, transcripts, etc. The PhD program will not review any incomplete applications and will not make decisions based upon scanned and uploaded copies of these items. In order to satisfy the review requirements all items must be received by us by the deadline.