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muro0901

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I applied to the MPA program and got an email a couple weeks ago saying that decisions would be made in late January or early February. Clearly we are now in that time period. I was just wondering if anyone else had heard something similar since it looks like in years past notifications haven't gone out until mid-February. I just want to know if I need to be having a heart attack already obsessively checking my email and snail mail, or if I should try and put off the stress for a couple more weeks. Thanks.

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Hmm...I got no such email. My communication to date since submitting about a week before the deadline has been: missing transcripts on January 10th and then transcripts found, followed by application complete 12 days later.

 

I'm stressin' :wacko:

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Hi there! 

 

I also applied to USC MPA, I submitted my application January 20th and I also recieved the email saying we would hear back late January/early February.  I was also checking the mail like a maniac and got worried 7because I hadn't received anything yet.  Yesterday (2/7) I called the admissions department just to make sure I had all my documents accounted for, they said yes I did and that I should probably hear something late February early March...so now apparently we just wait till then.  Good Luck! :)

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I think I may be confused about what the deadline was / is. I thought it was Dec. 15th? I too, have been checking my mailbox like a maniac. I think perhaps I should stop if we wont hear back until march...

 

The results board suggested that the MPP notices might start rolling in on Feb. 16th. There seems to be quite a range, however.

 

Also, if I'm wrong about the Dec. 15th deadline, do you think everyone will hear back at the same time, or will there be "waves"?

 

 

P.S: I realize that the MPP and MPA are different programs. I had the same question and thought it would be a little redundant to ask it again. I guess the timelines might be different though.

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The deadline for scholarship eligibility was December 15th - the deadline for other applications varied - but MPA/MPP is July 1st, 2013:

 

http://www.usc.edu/schools/price/admission/deadlines_schedule.html

 

Let the mail come! - looking at the USC MPA results database it will be mail and not email. Mail times may vary.

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Well I am disappointed but not surprised that we probably wont hear until later in the month or early in march. I was really hoping to hear this week. Oh well. I guess I should stop frantically checking the mail for awhile.

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Try logging into the USC graduate certification website (do a search for usc camel). I hadn't been able to log in until today...

 

 

Hey, so just to clarify, you got your USC ID from an email that says"IMPORTANT: Your USC ID Is enclosed"? I tried logging in with that number and my birthday and it didn't work...I hope thats not a bad sign. What did it say when you logged on?

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Hmm... I'm actually a USC employee so I already knew my ID. It's a ten digit number. Not sure if its the one you're talking about.

When I log in it asks if I want to accept or decline the offer to the 2013 fall MPP program. Nothing updated on my online application site.

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Mine didn't work either. Since they seem to still be pretty early in the acceptance process I am not going to take it as a bad sign for us yet, but I will say it's a good sign for whoever can get on.

 

I also got my ID from the email you referenced.

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Hmm... I'm actually a USC employee so I already knew my ID. It's a ten digit number. Not sure if its the one you're talking about.

When I log in it asks if I want to accept or decline the offer to the 2013 fall MPP program. Nothing updated on my online application site.

 

Maybe MPP decisions were made already - either that or it's because you're a USC employee. Congrats if if you got in!

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I applied for the MPP program before the 12/15 deadline and was able to login to the USC camel site today. It asks if I want to accept an offer (I am not a USC alum or employee; I found my ID in the email marked "important"). I don't know if this means I am in for sure or not, and there is no info on financial aid.

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Hi everyone, I just found this thread. I was able to log on to camel this morning and I was wondering if anyone that was able to sign in, prior to today, had received any official notice from the university? I am not sure what being able to log in means. 

 

 

Thank you for your help!

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I have not received formal notification in the mail. I am trying not to get too excited but I think the fact that we were able to logon to a statement of intent page that has an option to accept an offer of admission says it all.

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Hey Muro0901, I feel the exact same way right now. I don't want to get too excited or get my hopes up because nothing is official. Did your log in screen state the "semester intended" for the accept option? 

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Anyone else still not able to log into their system - trying not to take it as a bad omen - they had misplaced my transcript so I'm just hoping that pushed my application to the back of the stack. Oh well, otherwise there's always next year. Stress. :blink:

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Just a heads up to you all: I received my acceptance packet for USC's MPP program yesterday (Wednesday February 13th). I was fortunate enough to receive an offer for 1/2 tuition (Dean's Merit Scholarship).

 

I'm sure there's a better thread for this, but below are my stats. I'm posting them because I couldn't find admitted applicants from previous years who had similar stats, so hopefully this will give some people hope now or in future admissions cycles.

 

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley (I was a junior transfer)

Major: Media Studies

Minor: Disability Studies

GPA: 3.6

Extra Curricular/Employment/Etc: Two policy related research apprenticeships at Cal, Grants & Contracts position at a major department/institution within UC Berkeley, year of volunteering at a Healthcare related non-profit, high school congressional internship.

 

I am graduating this Spring, so I applied with essentially no professional experience. I know, I'm lucky.

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Well congratulations are definitely in order for your acceptance and the scholarship award. Way to go!

From what I understand about years past generally you receive an admissions packet from the school with no funding info followed up by a packet from USC Price that includes all of the specifics. Is that how it happened with you? Also, if you don't mind sharing, what were your GRE scores?

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I came home from work and found a similar packet. I have been accepted into the MPA program with a 1/2 tuition scholarship. I am so excited. The packet came from USC Price. 

 

Undergrad: St. Cloud State University 

Double Major: Planning and Community Development & Sociology

GPA: 3.9

Work Experience: Not too much. Less than a year at a regional foundation. Had almost 3 years volunteering with a small non-profit in college though. 

LOR: Pretty great. Two former professors and my current boss. 

GRE: V- 158  Q- 152

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I just received my admission packet today! I received the Dean's Merit Scholarship-- Half-Tuition. Good luck and congrats everyone! The wait is almost over!!

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