Thank you for submitting an application to the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Your Application Checklist allows you to review the status of the receipt of materials that are a part of your application. Please read the following important information about test scores and letters of recommendation, especially when you first submit your application. In particular, this information explains why test scores do not yet appear in your checklist. Please do not contact us with questions about test scores until the time indicated below has passed.
The Status Page and Application Checklist
The Status Page and Application Checklist let you see the status of various parts of your application, such as test scores, recommendations, and transcripts.
TEST SCORES--PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY.
You must have your official test scores sent to Graduate Enrollment Services (GES), if required by your program. When you first click "Submit," your Application Checklist will show that we do not have your test scores. This is normal.
If you had the testing agency send scores to GES at least seven (7) days before you submitted your application, then it will take about three (3) working days from the date you successfully completed the submission of your application for your test scores to display in your Application Checklist.
If you have not yet arranged to have official test scores sent to the Graduate School, you should do so immediately so that we can match them to your application. GES will have your scores within seven (7) working days from the date you make your request. Once scores are sent to GES from the testing agency, your Application Checklist will be updated within two (2) working days to show that we have received them.
For IELTS, please add one week to the times listed above.
Please look at the example Status Page and Application Checklist below.
Note: If you are required to take the GRE, that requirement will display in your Application Checklist immediately. If you are required to take the TOEFL/IELTS, there is a delay of up to 24 hours before the requirement displays.
Please also see our FAQ on Testing Requirements.
After the appropriate time has passed, if any of your test scores are missing from your Application Checklist, please complete our Score Check Form.
Your Application Checklist shows which recommendations have been received, and which are still outstanding. If a recommender submits a letter before you submit the application, it will already show as "Received" when you first see the Application Checklist.
If all of your recommenders have submitted their letters, you may still see the word "Recommenders" with an "X" next to the word in your Application Checklist. Please do not be concerned--the word "Recommenders" will disappear within 24 hours.
Please see our FAQ on Letters of Recommendation.
If you upload copies of your transcripts to the schools you listed in your Educational History section, it may take up to 24 hours for the checklist to be updated to indicate that they have been received. Please see our FAQ on Academic Transcripts.
Status Page and Application Checklist
Here is an example Status Page and Application Checklist. (Illustrative comments are in red.) Note that the two letters of recommendation (A and C) were received before the application was submitted, and one (B) is still outstanding. Even if the test scores were sent to GES before the application was submitted, they did not appear on the Application Checklist until the application was loaded into SIS.