If you are having technical issues with the application, please contact the Heinz College Office of Admissions.
What is my current application status?
You can find the latest, most up-to-date information on your application status via your online portal.
Can I apply to two different programs or two different tracks within the same program?
You are able to apply to two programs, but you will need to create two separate accounts with two different email addresses and submit two application forms. You will only need to submit one copy of your transcripts and test scores. Please note that if you are interested in two tracks within the same degree program, it is better to apply to your primary track of interest and mention your interest in the other track in a brief “optional essay.” Also, note that applying to more than one program does not increase your chances for admission to any degree program at Heinz College.
Can you review my application if some of my materials arrive late?
We will not be able to review your application until all materials are received and processed. Please be sure to submit all required materials as described in the online application instructions.
Why does my Essay status read "Received (Unofficial), even though I uploaded the correct document in my application?
Our office verifies all the uploaded documents to make sure that everything that you uploaded into the system was uploaded correctly. Until our office verifies these documents, you status will read "Received (Unofficial)." Once the documents have been verified, the status will change to "Received (Official)."
Yes – you may update your recommender(s) using the “Recommendations” page of the online application for any recommender who has not yet started the online recommendation form.
If a recommender you need to update has already started the online application form, please email the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the recommender you want to remove and the new recommender’s name and email address. Please do not instruct the new recommender to mail or email a letter to us. They will receive instructions via email and will be able to submit the letter electronically.
You may not remove or change a recommendation that has already been submitted. If the recommender has concerns about what they submitted, please ask that person to contact the Admissions Office (email@example.com) directly.
You will find a majority the answers to your transcript-related questions on the Transcripts page. Below are some additional, frequently asked questions.
My institution provides English-version copies of my transcript. Do I still need to go through a transcript verification service?
We require that all international academic documents be verified by a transcript verification service. The verification not only provides courses in English and grades on the U.S. scale, but it also provides services to our committee members should they have questions regarding the transcript.
Will you accept an evaluation report from XYZ Corporation?
If you find another transcript evaluation service that you would prefer to use, please ensure it provides all stated requirements:
Accredited evaluation agency
Office in the United States
Customer service contact phone number our Admissions Committee may call