MSPA Program Admissions Timeline 2019-2020
Late April, 2019: Application is available via CASPA.
August 1, 2019: Stanford CASPA application deadline. Please note that CASPA is on Eastern Time, so the deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET / 10:59 p.m. CT / 8:59 p.m. PT. Important note: to be considered on time, applications must be in "Complete" or "Verified" status in CASPA by the deadline, which can take a few days after submission; for more information on CASPA statuses, click here. Please plan accordingly as no exceptions will be made for late submissions.
May - fall 2019: Applications are reviewed. Applicants selected to take the CASPer test will be invited via e-mail and will take their tests. Applicants selected for an interview are invited via e-mail.
Fall 2019: Interviews are conducted; offers of admission begin to be made on a rolling basis.
October 2019 - July 2020: Applicants submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other financial aid applications.
August 2020: Orientation.
Late August 2020: First week of classes.
I've applied. What happens now?
Once you've successfully submitted your application to CASPA, they will perform a check to ensure that your application is not missing any critical components. When this process is complete, your CASPA application status will change to "Verified". They will notify us of this, and we will send you an e-mail confirming that we have received your application.
From there, your application will begin its journey through our holistic, multi-phase evaluation process. As part of the process, selected applicants will be invited to take the CASPer test and to submit their results. Please be advised that we do not provide status updates during this phase of the admissions cycle.
Within 2 weeks after the application deadline, if not sooner, we will send you an e-mail either inviting you to an interview or notifying you that we unfortunately do not have an interview slot for you in this admissions cycle. Please be patient! Due to the "rolling" nature of our admissions process, not everyone will receive news at the same time.
What about my GRE scores?
If you submitted your self-reported scores with your CASPA application, then you should consider your scores received.
If you take or retake your GRE after submitting your CASPA application, please wait until your application is in "Verified" status, and then go back in and make the edits. Please reach out to our office to let us know of your update.
Please be advised that we do not need your official GRE scores until later in the admissions process (interview). Please do not send official scores earlier as we do not track them early in the admissions cycle and will not be able to confirm receipt, as they are received by a central University entity.
If a question or problem arises related to your GRE scores, we will contact you.