Application Pro Tip: Reapplication

Oct 11 2021
SPIA Graduate Admissions Office

We are excited to announce our graduate application for admission is now open. You can submit your application at any point between now and December 1, 11:59 p.m. ET.

As you consider the reapplication process, please note our School has implemented a new application management system, which does not complement last year’s application portal. When reapplying this year, reapplicants must upload all application components, even if they are the same as what was submitted in a prior year.

As part of the reapplication process, applicants can reuse some aspects of their last application like the supplemental essay, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, policy memo, and GRE scores, if applicable.

Reapplicants must provide a new statement of purpose, resume or CV, and at least one new letter of recommendation.

In preparing the new application, please be mindful that our admission committees are looking to assess what has changed over the last year and any growth—professionally, academically, personally. Please make sure to draw this out through your file.

Here are a few questions to consider as you prepare for the application:

  • What is new since your last application?
  • Why are you a stronger candidate now than in your prior application?
  • Have you undertaken any new projects or initiatives since you last applied?

The surest way to ensure the same result is by sending the exact same application. So, let us know how you’ve grown, and help us understand the ways in which you have created change and deepened impact for those in your community.

We look forward to learning more about your experiences, passions, and commitment to public service through this year’s application cycle. Thanks for your continued interest in our community.

We wish you all the best!