The tables have turned. Time for us to wait.

We spent the past two months examining your application and analyzing your personal statement.  As we read through your file, you waited patiently for our response. Ok, I realize “patiently” may not be the right term as the past two months may have been agonizing. Hopefully, doubt, irritation, and anxiety were quickly replaced with excitement and relief when your admission email arrived–but here’s the thing; the tables have turned. Now we are the ones who must wait for your response and yes, we are anxious, eager and hopeful the decision is positive.

Many of you have contacted us for the date by which you must respond. Make sure to scroll down to page two of your admission letter where you will find the date by which a response is required. Others of you have noted that you’re having trouble logging into Webcentral. If this is the case, please contact the University of Denver helpdesk for assistance logging in. Make sure to have your 87XXXXXX number handy when you call them.

Because we’re really bad at waiting, I invite you to contact us with questions, attend our admitted student days (April 7th and 8th) and let us know if you need anything.  Hopefully you’ll be receiving a phone call from a current student, so make sure you ask them questions when they call.

Brad Miller

Director of Graduate Admissions

Josef Korbel School


The Forecast

Two weeks ago it was 62 degrees in Denver. Last week it was -13.  The only certainty in Denver’s winter weather is that you have no idea what is coming.  Yesterday’s half foot of fresh powder is tomorrow’s 65 and sunny run around Wash Park.  Application season on the other hand is more predictable than a James Bond flick.  From January to the end of February we will be (and are) buried in applications.  The good news, much like the weather (high of 54 on Sunday), is that the end is in site. As of today, 77% of our applications are complete and the Admissions Committee is slowly but surely working our way through them. Those of you with incomplete applications, and you know who you are, let’s show some hustle!

For you, all this means that decision letters should be emailed out in early March. Yes, you heard correctly, all decision letters are emailed, not mailed. This serves two purposes. First and foremost, it’s instant! You don’t need to wait by the mailbox for a week before you hear from us. Second, it actually gets to you. We’ve had too many letters returned to us because, well, let’s face it, you’re interesting people and interesting people tend to be transient. Besides, I’ve never really trusted letters to arrive when they are sent to addresses that include “2nd yellow house behind the bridge”. Sorry Peace Corps volunteers, but you are hard to reach.

Decision letters will be sent to the email address that you used for your online application. If you really want/need (i.e. visa purposes) a hard copy of the letter, we will be happy to send it to you.

On a side note, and if any of you care, when I put down the pile of applications at night, here is what I’ve been picking up:

Jefferson’s Demons by Michael Knox Beran. Ever since my time living in Charlottesville I’ve been obsessed with finding out what made TJ tick.

Run Less Run Faster by Pierce, Murr and Moss. If any of you live incredible busy lives like me, yet hope to set a personal record in next fall’s Denver Rock and Roll marathon, this is the book for you. Keep in your files for next year when you are assigned a book per week.

F is For Farm by Roger Priddy. I have serious concerns if you read this book on your own volition. I read it because my son hates the aforementioned books and loves it when I quack like a duck.

Brad Miller

Director of Graduate Admissions