Last-Minute Application FAQs (2017)

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With the release of Early Decision I notifications in our rear view mirror, we are now focused on the next important date on the admission calendar, January 1. The first day of the new year is also the application deadline for both our Early Decision II and Regular Decision admission plans. For those putting their final touches on their applications over the next week and a half, we offer answers to the most frequently asked questions this time of year.

When is the actual application deadline?

Prospective applicants should apply by midnight eastern time on January 1, 2018, through the Common Application or Coalition Application (only one is needed, and we have no preference for one over the other). Both our Early Decision II and Regular Decision admission plans share the January 1 deadline.

Applications received the week after the deadline will continue to be processed and counted as arriving on time, but we urge you to click submit by the 1st so as not to risk any hiccups.

Supporting school requirements, including transcripts, test scores, and recommendation letters, should be submitted by January 17, 2018.

Mid-year reports and transcripts are due by January 25 for Early Decision II applicants and February 15 for Regular Decision applicants. Read on for more information about these materials in particular.

Are all application requirements due by January 1?

Please do your best to submit your completed online application and request test scores, letters of recommendations, etc. be sent directly by January 1. Applications received the week after the deadline will continue to be processed and counted as arriving on time, but we urge you to click submit by the 1st so as not to risk any hiccups.

Supporting school requirements, including transcripts, test scores, and recommendation letters, should be submitted by January 17, 2018 for a student’s application to be considered complete and reviewed for Early Decision II or Regular Decision.

Mid-year reports and transcripts are due by January 25 for Early Decision II applicants and February 15 for Regular Decision applicants. Read on for more information about these materials in particular.

How do I submit standardized exam scores?

Students applying to Emory University need to have their standardized scores sent electronically by the testing agencies using the following codes:

Testing Codes
SAT: 5187
ACT: 0810
TOEFL: 5187 (recommended for certain international students)

Scores sent via these testing codes are shared by the Admission teams at Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Oxford College. In fact, all application materials a student submits are shared by both Emory College and Oxford College.

Though it is the preference of Emory University that test scores be sent directly from the testing agencies, in cases of financial hardship, we also accept standardized test scores submitted by a high school guidance counselor. You do not need to request this accommodation for financial hardship via email or the phone. You may simply as your school counselor to submit your scores in one of two formats:

  • Test scores on an official transcript, when all test scores are displayed. (If they’ve already submitted your official transcript that includes your test scores, your file is already under consideration. Your checklist will show test scores as “awaiting” because we have not received official scores, but that is OK!)
  • Test score reports are attested by a student’s high school counselor and sent via postal mail or email attachment. Once again, all scores need to be submitted.

We do not accept unofficial test score reports or scores submitted directly by the applicant.

As stated on our standardized exam policies webpage, we require that applicants complete and request their standardized exams be sent directly from the testing agencies. We will review test scores that are sent by January 17, 2018, but cannot guarantee consideration if the scores are requested after that date.

Please refer to the chart on our standardized exams webpage to determine when standardized exams must be taken in relation to the admission plan selected. Applicants may submit additional testing taken after these deadlines, and, if the scores arrive before the evaluation, then they will be considered. The review of one’s application will not be delayed to wait for scores sent after an application deadline.

My counselor/recommendation providers are having difficulty submitting documents online through the Common Application or Coalition Application. Should we mail the items instead?

Any school forms or recommendations not submitted online through the Common Application or Coalition Application should be sent by your school official or recommendation provider via an attached PDF to admission@emory.edu. Make sure that any application materials submitted through email includes the applicant’s full name as it appears on their application, date of birth, high school name, and Application ID#. School records and recommendations submitted directly by the applicant are considered unofficial and will not be processed.

Supporting school requirements, including transcripts, test scores, and recommendation letters, should be submitted by January 17, 2018 for a student’s application to be considered complete and reviewed for Early Decision II or Regular Decision.

Mid-year reports and transcripts are due by January 25 for Early Decision II applicants and February 15 for Regular Decision applicants. Read on for more information about these materials in particular.

Can the Admission Office check on the receipt of an individual application item?

Our office is closed December 25, 26, 29, and January 1 for the holidays. There will be thousands of materials submitted in the coming weeks, which is wonderful. Thank you for your patience while we efficiently and accurately match each document to each applicant’s file.

The fastest and most efficient way for our office to process materials is via the Common or Coalition Application. The slowest way is traditionally through the postal mail. Please allow up to 3 weeks for the processing of materials, particularly during this busy time and in light of our office being closed for a few days.

Due to the volume of application materials processed by our office, we cannot check an applicant’s application status or the receipt of individual application materials via email or over the phone within that first 3 week window.

The purpose of your applicant portal is to provide you the opportunity to monitor your application status in real time. If it’s been longer than 3 weeks since you sent something in, please let us know via email.

After submitting my application, can I submit supplemental information, like a resume?

Applicants may submit supplemental information if they feel that the application platform does not adequately provide the opportunity to detail their accomplishments. There are no additional forms that need to be completed when submitting supplemental materials.

We require that any supplemental information be submitted as a single attached PDF document sent via email to admission@emory.edu. Please make sure the document includes the student’s full name exactly as it is listed on their application, birth date, high school name, and Application ID#.

How do I correct an error in my application after I have clicked submit?

We request that students who need to submit an update or error correction to a previously submitted application do so via email to: admission@emory.edu. Please make sure any update message includes the applicant’s full name exactly as it appears on their application, date of birth, and Application ID#. The complete update or error correction must be saved as a PDF and attached in the email.

Does Emory University accept arts supplements?

Emory University values that many of our applicants are artistically talented and want to showcase those talents for the Admission Committee. Applicants should fully present their achievements on their application. The submission of arts supplements is by request only. It’s important to note that a request for arts supplements (or lack thereof), is not an indication of a student’s final admission decision.

Shortly after the application deadline, in conjunction with faculty from our arts departments, the Office of Admission will contact select applicants to request the submission of supplemental arts materials. For those applicants who receive an arts supplement request, please note the request is completely optional. Selected applicants are those that arts faculty are interested in learning more about to assist the Admission Committee in assessing ability and talent. A student’s admission decision is not influenced, in any way, by the choice to not submit a requested arts supplement.

I submitted my application, but I didn’t receive a confirmation that you received it. I also have received no information about setting up my applicant portal. What do I do?

Application received emails with instructions on setting up one’s applicant portal are sent up to 3 business days after the submission of your application. The emails go to the email address you entered on your application. Please check your SPAM folder for the email “Emory University Application Received” email, because sometimes our messages get sent to SPAM; if that’s the case be sure to mark admission@emory.edu as a safe email address through your service provider.

Do note, the Office of Admission does not automatically download your application from the Common Application or Coalition Application site once you click submit. If it has been more than 5 business days since submitting your application, send an email to admission@emory.edu to inquire about the receipt of your application. Make sure to include your full name as it appears on your application, date of birth, and Application ID# in your inquiry.

How does my applicant portal work?

After you submit your application, use your applicant portal to track your application materials. This is also where your admission decision notification will be posted on the appropriate date. It is very important to note that processing application materials is not instantaneous. Whether you or your school submitted application materials online, sent them through email to the Admission office, or you have tracked that your mailed documents have been received by our office, it takes up to 3 weeks for all these documents to be processed and your checklist to be updated.

It can take up to 3 weeks for documents to be properly processed after their receipt, accurately matched with your application, and the items to be removed from your checklist. The fastest and most efficient way for our office to process materials is via the Common or Coalition Application. The slowest way is traditionally through the postal mail. Please allow up to 3 weeks for the processing of materials, particularly during this busy time and in light of our office being closed for a few days.

Due to the volume of application materials processed by our office, we cannot check an applicant’s application status or the receipt of individual application materials via email or over the phone within that first 3 week window.

Finally, if items are appearing on your checklist as awaiting, that means the items have not been processed and added to your application file. If you have not yet submitted the required materials, or it has been more than 3 weeks since their submission, you need to resubmit. Our Application Missing Items webpage provides instructions on how to submit missing application materials.

My mid-year report and transcript aren’t available yet. But it’s listed as awaiting in my portal. What do I do?

We understand these materials are usually not available until late December/early January. It will continue to appear as “awaiting” on your checklist until it is received. Mid-year reports and transcripts are due by January 25 for Early Decision II applicants and February 15 for Regular Decision applicants.

In the meantime, application files for all decision plans will be reviewed without mid-year reports and transcripts.

These documents must be submitted by your high school guidance counselor or school official once they become available in January. We are unable to accept updates from the applicant. Please see our Missing Items webpage for more details about the best way to submit them when they become available.

How do I update my application to Early Decision II or Regular Decision?

If you would like to change your application into Early Decision II, the Application Update form should have been submitted by January 19, 2018.

How do I withdraw my application from Emory University?

If you would like to withdraw your application from Emory University (this includes withdrawing from either Oxford College or Emory College of Arts and Sciences, or both), complete the Application Update form by February 8, 2018.

I have questions regarding FAFSA, CSS Profile, IDOC, and/or Tax Returns. Who do I contact?

The Admission Office is not involved in the processing of any financial aid documentation apart from the FIF (for international student applicants). If you have questions regarding FAFSA, CSS Profile, IDOC or tax returns, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at finaid@emory.edu.

As always, if you have any questions not answered here just post them in the comments section or email us at admission@emory.edu, and we will respond back as quickly as we can.

 

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  1. Michael

    Hello,
    I want to apply to Emory University ,but I found that the application was expired. Is there any way I can submit the application and still be considered?

    Thank you in advance

    1. Author
      Steven Anderson

      Thanks for your interest in Emory. Our application deadline was January 1. Please email admission@emory.edu if you are still interested in applying. Let us know what decision plan you are interested in applying for (Early Decision II or Regular Decision). Please also include some information about why you were unable to apply by the January 1 deadline.

  2. Linzeypearl Gyimah

    Hello,
    I am applying to Emory University Regular decisions, and I found out that I missed the Scholars program deadline (which was Nov.15) is there any way I can submit the application and still be considered, please?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Author
      Steven Anderson

      Unfortunately the Scholars deadline is in November, but applicants applying Regular Decision will be considered for other merit awards. There is nothing additional you need to do to be considered for these scholarships.

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