Are all of the application materials required by the January 5 application deadline?
You should submit all application materials by January 5. If your application is completed after the deadline, we may need to review it on a space-available basis after the first round of decisions have been made.
*Application tip: Plan ahead! On average, it takes about 3-4 weeks for the official test scores to be sent, received, and added to an applicant’s record. Please send me an email message if you have any updates regarding your application as the deadline approaches.
Should I wait to submit my transcript until fall grades are posted?
You should upload a transcript by the January 5 application deadline, even if your fall grades are not available. If you prefer, you can send me an updated transcript via email after the fall grades are posted.
When are international decisions released?
All international applications will be reviewed after the January 5 application deadline, not on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are typically released throughout the month of February.
Do I need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if I studied in the U.S. or another English-only speaking country?
If you are an international applicant (non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident), you are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores with your MPA application, even if you studied in an English-only speaking country. Please see the admissions packet for additional information.
Do I need to submit a foreign credential evaluation from WES or another organization?
You do not need to submit a foreign credential evaluation if you studied outside of the U.S. However, if your transcript is written in a language other than English, you must upload an official English translation with the original transcript.
Do I need to submit the Certification of Financial Responsibility with my application?
The Certification of Financial Responsibility is used for immigration document processing, not for admissions purposes. If you gain admission to the MPA program, the International Office will require the CFR and supporting documentation before issuing the Form I-20 or Form DS-2019.