Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Admitted Student FAQs

Admissions notifications were sent to all applicants last week.  Congratulations again to those who were admitted!  Below are the answers to some common questions we have received so far from admitted students:

Financial Aid:
Due to a technical glitch, financial aid award notices were sent to the email address you listed as the "secondary email address" on your online application.  Please check that email address to view your award and access instructions on accepting or declining any financial aid received.  If you are unable to access that account and have any questions about the status of your financial aid award, please contact us at
Connecting via Facebook:
We’ve received a few questions about a Facebook group for incoming students to connect.  We will be creating such a group for everyone to get to know each other over the summer, but it will not go live until shortly after the April 21 decision deadline when we have a confirmed list of incoming students.
Chinese Visas:
We’re glad to hear that many of you are planning ahead with regards to Chinese visa applications, but we will not be collecting information from you in order to process the visa paperwork until after the April 21 deadline.  Supporting visa documentation will be mailed to you in late-June, along with detailed instructions on obtaining your visa.  More information on this entire process will also be included in the orientation handbook that will be emailed to incoming students in May.
Upcoming Events:
Have questions as you make your decision?  Connect with us in Washington, Nanjing, or online!
  • March 20: Online chat- This chat will be for admitted students only.  Check your admit pack for specific times and entry codes.  Joining admissions staff in answering your questions will be a current Five-Semester Option student.
  • April 7: Happy hour in Washington, D.C.  A formal invitation will be sent to admitted students shortly.
  • April 13-14: Admitted student open house in Nanjing. A formal invitation will be sent next week to students who indicated a current address in Asia on their application.
  • April 15: Online chat- This chat will be for admitted students only.  Check your admit pack for specific times and entry codes.
  • April 21: Decision deadline. Please use the online reply form that was emailed to you with the admit pack.
  • Ongoing:  Feel free to contact us anytime by email at!