The hard part is over! Your GRE has been taken, your recommendations written, and application submitted. Congratulations!
We know it will be difficult to wait a full two months to hear your decision, but here are some things you can do to ensure a smooth admissions review.
Wait for us to contact you. If we are missing any pieces of your application, we will contact you via email. Please do not call or email asking about your GRE scores, recommendations or transcripts. We have had an influx of documents arriving via email/mail and are working as quickly as possible to link all of these with applications.
If you email us, please be patient; we will respond as soon as we can. Our priority is to process and complete applications. Please do not send a follow-up email as it will take us even longer to respond. (We work from the oldest emails to the newest).
Check your online status. You can check to see which recommendations have been submitted, which transcripts are in our office, and what test scores have been linked with your file through the application portal. Please allow at least two weeks for all of the loose documents and test scores to be added to your application. Again, if we are missing anything as we process your application, we will email you.
**“ESIA2-Application is incomplete” is not a second part of your application. It is a status code we use. We must manually process all applications ensuring all documents are in order, legible, and complete. This takes time! Again, allow at least two weeks for us to process everything and complete your application.
Research financial aid and scholarships. While your application will automatically be considered for fellowships through the Elliott School, it can never hurt to look into additional funding opportunities. If you plan on applying for federal aid, submit your FAFSA by February 28 to get priority notification in April. You can find out more information through the Office of Financial Aid. You can also explore additional fellowships through GW’s Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.
Stay in touch via Facebook, our blog, and now, Instagram! We will continue to post updates and tips for prospective students. These are all great ways to learn about what is happening at the Elliott School and become aware of major application updates.
We look forward to reviewing your application!