Application FAQs


Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions from students during the application process.

Is my entire application due by the “application deadline” or is it due on the Letter of Recommendation deadline?

Your application (other than the Letter of Rec) must be received by the application due date. So, for the current round, that is rolling. We build in a “grace period” to receive Letters of Recommendation.

My program of interest has changed. What do I need to do?

You can change your program of interest or session dates when you review your application prior to submitting the application fee (or application fee waiver).

I’m working on my personal statement and essays but would like to give my teacher as much notice as possible for the Letter of Recommendation. Is there a way I can request that before I submit my application?

Applicants can access the Letter of Rec request form AFTER they submit their biographical information. If you would like to give your teacher some advance notice, you can provide him or her with this document.

How do I pay the application fee or request a fee waiver?

The application fee (or fee waiver) is collected as the last step in the application process after you have submitted your essays and supplements. Once you have completed these application components you will be able to submit your application by paying the application fee.

I’m not sure which specific program I can attend or which would be the best option for me. Can I apply to more than one session?

Yes. You can select two different sessions when submitting an application. You can further clarify your interests when submitting your supplemental application materials. We generally make acceptance decisions based on the applicant, rather than the applicant’s interest in a specific session, so you won’t be advantaged (or disadvantaged) by applying to more than one session.

I’m not sure if I qualify for a “scholarship”?

We are committed to supporting all qualified students regardless of financial circumstances and make admission decisions “need-blind.” If you’re accepted, you can discuss with a parent on the best option for your family. Please see this section of our website for detailed information on questions related to financial aid.