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1 minute ago, grad1346 said:

Did you take a gap year or two after your undergrad to work? I'm wondering if that played a large factor in the admissions. Congratulations by the way!!

Thank you! Yes, I graduated in 2017 and so I had a 4 year gap. I’ve been interested in an MPP/MPA since I was a senior, and my professors strongly recommended that I take a few years off prior to applying to grad school to gain relevant experiences. This was not only to improve my chances / save money for entering grad school, but also to make me a stronger candidate for higher level jobs after graduation since I will be competing among my peers.

My work experience also factored heavily into my SOP, so I believe it was beneficial for admissions. 

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Just now, aspiringmpp said:

Thank you! Yes, I graduated in 2017 and so I had a 4 year gap. I’ve been interested in an MPP/MPA since I was a senior, and my professors strongly recommended that I take a few years off prior to applying to grad school to gain relevant experiences. This was not only to improve my chances / save money for entering grad school, but also to make me a stronger candidate for higher level jobs after graduation since I will be competing among my peers.

My work experience also factored heavily into my SOP, so I believe it was beneficial for admissions. 

Thank you so much for that clarification! It makes a lot of sense, maybe I was a little foolish to apply in my last year of undergrad... I'll try to do the same and give it a good wait! I wish you the best for your year abroad in Paris, I think you'll like the atmosphere!!

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10 hours ago, aspiringmpp said:

Congrats on your admission to SIPA! But I imagine it must be bittersweet. 
 

I received an acceptance today for the dual degree, but there was no information about financial aid. Hoping to negotiate carrying over my financial aid offer from the two year degree. 

I'm in the exact same boat! Got good funding for the 2-year degree at SIPA, but no word about financial aid for the dual degree... Let me know how negotiating goes, I may do the same as you :) 

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