January 05, 2007
How do I know which application pieces you have received?
Welcome to the start of a new semester here at SI! We’ve all just come back from Winter break, and are trying to get back into the swing of things for the Winter semester. This semester is always a very busy time in my office as we are working to process all of the applications that are coming in to meet the Feb. 1 early deadline for the MSI Admissions. In general, we try to work with each applicant as much as possible to make sure you know which pieces of your application we have received, and what we might still need to make your application complete. Since much of our application is online, it does make things pretty easy for applicants. When you submit your application, that turns in your application, SI Application Essay, Personal Statement, and your resume. If you elect to have your recommenders submit their letters online to us, then you will receive a confirmation email directly through the online application system, as soon as the recommender submits their letter. For all the other remaining pieces, or to get a quick overview of what we have received or what we still might need in your application, you can also go to our Web site to check your application status. This will lead you to a personalized Web page that will let you know which documents we have received, and what we might still be waiting for. This will only work if you have submitted your application already, and if a couple of days have passed for us to have received your documents and matched them to your application. If this system doesn’t work for you, you can also email us directly and we can check on your status for you.
I would recommend checking your application status via our online system occasionally, just to make sure that we receive all of your pieces before our deadline. We work really hard to communicate with all applications that are missing things before the deadline, but we realize that sometimes an email can be missed, and we would hate for someone to not realize that part of their application is missing. Overall, although it may take us a few days to match the pieces of your application together, we really will try to work with you to make sure that everything is complete by the deadline. Also, if you think you might miss the deadline by a day or two because of some unforeseen circumstance, be sure to let us know so that we can see about giving you a brief extension. Finally, as soon as your application is complete here in our office, we will send you a confirmation email so that you know you are all set.
I hope this is helpful information for you as you work on your applications. Remember to contact us if you have any questions at all.