Dear Korbel Admissions Office,
Have you received my transcript(s) and / or my GRE scores? I sent them two weeks ago.
Lately the Admissions Office inbox has been flooded with emails similar (or identical) to the one above. Don’t worry, if you sent something like this to us, it’s cool. We’ll still take a look at your application. However, here are a few things you should keep in mind before asking us if we’ve received your materials:
- The lifespan of a transcript and of test scores is rather lengthy and there are several steps throughout the process: requesting from the undergraduate institution or testing facility, processing on that end, going through the mail to arrive to Denver, arriving on campus to the Office of Graduate Studies, processing of materials on this end, and then marking as “complete” in the online application.
- The Office of Graduate Studies processes all application materials…for ALL graduate applicants. This means they are processing application materials for anyone applying to any of the graduate programs on campus. If you’re interested in counting those programs, here’s a list: http://www.du.edu/learn/graduates/degreeprograms/index.html. Considering how many applications come through, let’s be patient with the processing of application materials.
- The priority deadline for Korbel graduate applicants was on January 15th, which means that there were MILLIONS (that’s dramatic – realistically it’s probably more like hundreds) of transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation, that arrived right before and right after the deadline. There’s a bit of catch up being played.
- The status that you can see on your online application is the same status that we can see on our end. This is because the Office of Admissions doesn’t process the application materials. If you are starting to wonder where your requested transcript or test scores are, the Office of Graduate Studies is who you want to reach out to.
The moral of this blog post is to remember that the secret to checking your online application status is to remember to be patient.
While you’re being patient, check out these sneak peek photos of our new building! Those views… those views…