My email inbox seems to receive a message a day with the same question: When will admissions decisions be released? The answer is, as noted above: Before the end of March. Out in the real world, it’s not too far off. In our Office of Admissions alternate universe, decisions are still ages away.
But that doesn’t mean it’s too early to ensure you’ll be able to find your decision whenever it’s ready. Now is a great time to check that you’re able to log on to the Graduate Admissions Management System. Perhaps you’re already checking GAMS so often that the idea of being unable to log on is alien to you. That’s good — your job is done.
But if there’s a possibility that you’re among the applicants who have lost the login instructions, please take care of it. Back when your application was first complete, you received an email with the details. If this rings only the faintest of bells, look for that original email, because you’ll need to log in to access your admission decision.
Every spring we receive calls from people complaining that they haven’t received a decision. In fact, the decision is there for them to see, but they can’t access it because they don’t know how to log in.
So check your email inbox and find that message. (It would have reached you when your application was uploaded, complete with all online recommendations — not the day you first submitted it.) If you can’t find it, go back to the Application Management System site, where you can click “Don’t know your username and password.” You’ll soon be in business. Spread the word!
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