WHAT'S NEXT? Once you have received an offer of admission, you may find it helpful to refer to this overview of next steps to take you from the point of admission to enrollment.
Accepting an offer of admission Submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $1,000 to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the reply date noted on your acceptance letter. Enrollment fees will be processed as space remains available in your chosen department. Graduate Admissions will confirm receipt of submitted enrollment fees via e-mail.
Note about Deferred Admission and Reapplication Unless special arrangements were made, admission is not usually deferred
from one year to the next. Applicants who delay enrollment must reapply
to the program by submitting a new application and fee, as well as all
required application materials.
International Applicants Because of the time needed to issue and process the I-20 paperwork required for your student visa, we recommend you submit the enrollment fee by the reply date noted on your acceptance letter. Please note that your I-20 will not be issued until all financial documentation [Confidential Declaration and Certification of
Finances (DOF) and Verification of Finances letter (VOF)] has been submitted and deemed sufficient. The DOF and VOF must be dated within
one year of initial enrollment at SVA in order to receive I-20 paperwork.
The International Student Office can be contacted at 212.592.2236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, making sure to list SVA's Title IV code - 007468 - on the form. If FAFSA data is currently on file at SVA, applicants should receive a financial aid award letter from SVA in 2 to 3 weeks. FAFSA forms can be submitted online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
The Office of Financial Aid can be contacted at 212.592.2030 or email@example.com
Please note that only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for need-based financial aid.
Housing Submit an $800 housing deposit ($300 nonrefundable placement fee and $500 security deposit) along with your enrollment fee to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
You will be e-mailed housing selection and contract information from the Office of Residence Life within 2-3 weeks after your housing deposit is received.
Room assignment and detailed check-in information will be mailed during the last week of July. More information will be provided on their website at: www.sva.edu/residencelife
If you have questions, please email the Office of Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Once you have submitted the nonrefundable enrollment fee and secured a place in your program, you will be mailed a registration packet which includes details on how to register along with the SVA Student Health form. This health form must be completed and approved by the Office of Student Health Services before you will be allowed to register for classes. This office can be contacted at 212.592.2246 or at email@example.com
After the tuition billing deadline of August 1st, you must contact the Office of Student Accounts to receive financial clearance before you will be able to register.
Current Undergraduate Students Students who will be completing undergraduate studies during the 2011-12 academic year must confirm their degree by having an official, final transcript forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to the start of classes.
Billing Information Beginning in June, all registered students will receive a bill for tuition and fees. Payment of this bill is due August 1st.
To discuss payment plan options, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 212.592.2415 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation Departmental orientation meetings will be held during the week of August 27, 2012. Throughout the summer you will receive orientation information from your department.
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions with questions during any stage of the enrollment process.