With the December 1 application deadline behind us, we can’t wait to uncover the talent, drive, and commitment to public service in our applicant pool. If you’ve applied for admission to HKS this application cycle, you’re probably curious about what happens now. 

Next Steps for the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

Our team is now focused on application processing and review. A staff member will review your application to confirm that we have received all required materials

We certainly understand that you will be anxiously awaiting an update from our office about your application; however, we ask that you please refrain from emailing us regarding the status of your application. We will contact you if we need any additional information or materials to complete your file.

Please note that if you have had your official standardized test scores sent to us but do not see this reflected on your applicant status page, it can take up to 10 days for us to receive and process these scores.

Next Steps for Applicants

While we are focused on application processing and review, we encourage you to focus on the application for financial assistance, which is due on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 12 p.m. ET. To access the financial aid application, you should visit your application status portal and select the Financial Aid tab. 

There are very few opportunities to apply for fellowship or scholarship funding after you are admitted to and enrolled at HKS, so it’s important to apply for financial assistance now (yes, before learning whether you’ve been admitted) . We encourage all applicants to apply for assistance regardless of financial need—most of our fellowships and scholarships are primarily merit-based awards.

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