The Early Notification deadline was Friday, and we are well into the process of compiling and reviewing applications. Now that most applicants submit scanned copies of their transcripts, compiling the application generally requires only that we connect test scores and interview reports with the materials that are submitted online. We should easily keep up with the applications that come through each day and, by the end of this week, everyone should be able to log into GAMS and find good information on what items, if any, are missing.
But this simple description of the process ignores one important part of the application, which is recommendations. Because most applicants ask their recommenders to submit their letters online, the applications emerge from the system with recommendations included. On the flip side, if any of your recommenders don’t submit their letters, your application will be stuck in the system, waiting for the letter to be attached.
For EN applicants, that means that your next step is to ensure your recommenders have submitted their letters. If not, a gentle reminder is warrented. The EN review period is short, and incomplete applications will be reviewed after January. That’s not a terrible outcome, but it’s surely not what you intended.
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