Update on the waitlist process

The Josef Korbel School received an influx of applications this year. This led us to make some difficult decisions within the applicant pool. Some students, who in pervious years may have been admitted, were placed on our waitlist for admission. If you find yourself in this difficult position, I’m sorry that we cannot give you a decision at this time. I do, however, want to give you some information on the process in the interest of remaining transparent.

How will the waitlist process work?

The students who were offered admission were given a response deadline of May 1. This has always been the traditional day by which students need to respond to colleges nationwide. May 1 will fall on a Saturday this year which means there will be several days of delay before we are able to get back to our waitlisted students. Once we have a better idea of how many students have accepted our offer and how many seats remain in our class, the MA Admission Committee will meet to discuss the openings. Our waitlist is un-ranked, meaning at this time there are no differences between the first waitlisted admission spot and the last. When the MA Admission Committee meets during the first week of May we will re-review the files as though we were reviewing them again for the first time. Factors in the consideration will include: GPA, GRE scores, Resume, Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose and fit with the Josef Korbel School’s programs.

While I am waiting for an admission decision, should I submit additional documents?

With the exception of updated transcripts, we are not adding additional documents to the review process. If you want to express your interest in being admitted to the program, you are welcome to do so, but final decisions will be made off of merit and not desire to attend.

If I am offered a spot, how will I be notified?

If you are offered a spot off of the waitlist you will be notified via email. If you are not offered a spot, you will also be notified via email.

If I am not admitted can I appeal the decision?

Unfortunately, we do not allow applicants to appeal their admission decision. Instead, we encourage denied students to reapply for a future term.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us.

Brad Miller

Director of Graduate Admissions

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