THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS Fall 2014 Anne Lanzit Meg Buckley Shirley Fiasconaro Holly Becker The Graduate School Admission Stats •In Academic Year 13-14: • Total of 10,236 applications received • Total of 5,457 domestic applicants and 4,779 international applicants • 2,682 domestic/1,385 international students admitted • 2,073 domestic/833 international matriculations • Fall 2014: 710 international students matriculated needing visas sponsored by ISSS The Graduate School Admission Stats Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Total Applications 180 405 1,266 2,440 3,019 1,244 632 280 226 185 188 171 10,236 Admissions 56 90 126 169 219 717 1,045 698 414 216 153 164 4,067 Matriculations 55 82 74 113 93 136 538 536 566 345 180 188 2,906 Admissions FAQs 1.) I cannot find my applicant by searching by his name, how else can I find it? Admissions FAQs 2.) How can I tell if my applicant’s letters of recommendation have been received? *Offline recommendations received must be entered by the departments, they are not entered by The Graduate School.* Admissions FAQs 3.) How do I waive letters of recommendation/ have my applicants waive them? 4.) My department does not require GRE scores- how do I waive them? Admissions FAQs 5.) My applicant’s TOEFL scores should be waived, how can I make sure they are waived? *Departments should NEVER waive the TOEFL requirement on their own, always contact [email protected] * POLICY ON WAIVERS Admissions FAQs 6.) How can I tell if my applicant’s transcripts/ diplomas are received? *Once an applicant is admitted they must send in their official transcripts for all course work, including classes they are currently enrolled in.* Admissions FAQs 7.) Does my applicant need to send transcripts if they haven’t received a conferred degree yet? 8.) My International applicant only has original copies of their transcript/ diploma- can they send copies? 9.) What happens when applicants do not send their final official transcripts/ diplomas for courses/ degrees they were enrolled in at the time of application? Questions? Admissions FAQs 10.) My International applicant was matriculatedwhere is their I-20? 11.) What does “ADMT/GREG” in Hobson’s mean? *Applicants will not be matriculated until they have accepted the offer in Hobson’s, and submitted all required documentation. * Admissions FAQs 12.) How can I tell if an applicant has accepted enrollment? 13.) What does “DEIN/ GPAS” in Hobson’s mean? Admissions FAQs 14.) Why can’t I see the admit letter when it shows “DEIN/ GPAS” in Hobson’s? Once an applicant has been matriculated, the system of record is SA and NOT Hobson’s. Any changes made for a student after matriculation should NOT be made in Hobson’s. 15.) Why hasn’t my applicant been matriculated? Admissions FAQs 16.) How do I track what my applicant is missing in their application for matriculation when they are “DEIN missing materials”? Other Questions? ISSS Changes • To separate two distinctive qualification assessments o Academic admission o Immigration eligibility • To provide a communication tool for students on I-20 status • To increase efficiency during I-20 processing Non U.S. citizens in “Apply Yourself” Admission Notice in Application Steps to Receive I-20 or DS-2019 • Student receives two e-mails from UITS at the time of admission regarding their NetID and how to activate their NetID • Student activates their NetID – NetID and password are needed to request an I-20 Steps to Receive I-20 or DS-2019 • Student “accepts” the admission offer via “Enrollment Form” link in the admission decision letter in application • Enrollment form link in e-mail WILL disappear AFTER December 19, 2014 for Spring 2015 admission and AFTER July 31, 2015 for Fall 2015 admission • The Graduate School forwards ISSS admission packet electronically Steps to Receive I-20 or DS-2019 • Student submits their I-20 requests directly to ISSS via I-20 online request form (indicated in the admission email notice) – using their NetID & password. • Student receives confirmation email at their UCONN account with a note that ISSS will contact with further instructions later Steps to Receive I-20 or DS-2019 • ISSS’ normal processing time is 2 weeks after the ISSS file is in order. • ISSS processes files on a first-come, first-served basis. • Upon issuance of I-20, o It is forwarded to The Graduate School for distribution. o Student receives a pre-arrival instruction email from ISSS. Steps to Receive I-20 or DS-2019 • The Graduate School matriculates student receipt of pending OFFICIAL documents from students (if applicable). • The Graduate School notifies departments for distribution of matriculation packet with I-20. • Departments pick up the packets at The Graduate School. • Departments double check correct mailing addresses with students. • Departments add any of their own materials and expedite mail to students. Applicant Support THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WEBSITE DOMESTIC/ PERMANENT RESIDENT FAQS INTERNATIONAL FAQS Questions?