2016-2018 Admitted Email Archive
Congratulations! (Email #1)
Congratulations on your admission to the Master of Engineering Management Program! We hope that you'll join us in August and become a member of our newest distance cohort. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to share an overview of resources as you decide on the program (if you haven't already) and provide some information on next steps.
Accepting or Declining the Offer of Admission
Admitted students should formally accept or decline the offer of admission via Applicant Self Service. You’ll also see a brief survey where the applicant indicates that they'll be coming to Duke or not, with follow-up questions that the program uses to understand how we can better serve applicants. Please complete your form by the deadline indicated in your letter.
Note that we do not require a deposit to accept the offer of admission.
As you are aware, your application was reviewed and an admissions decision was made using unofficial, scanned copies of your transcript(s). If you want to accept our offer of admission and will enroll in the program, we require official copies of those transcript(s). A separate email will be sent to remind you of this once you accept the offer of admission.
Connecting with Potential Classmates
If you're on Facebook, there's a group for Admitted d-MEMP students. A few staff members and current students are on hand, so join, post an introduction, and let us know how we can help.
If you’re a US citizen or permanent resident planning on applying for a federal Stafford or Perkins loan, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.studentloans.gov.
For further information on FAFSA and the U.S. Department of Education’s student aid programs, you may call 1-800-433-3243 seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to midnight (Eastern time). When completing the FAFSA form online, you will be asked for Duke’s Title IV code; it is E00165. Once you have received confirmation that your forms are complete and have been forwarded to the University, a financial aid officer will complete your aid award. If you have any questions during this process, you may contact Lisa Wioskowski who manages Graduate Financial Aid at 919-681-3247 or email@example.com.
The Visa Process (I-20 or DS-2019) for International Students
A separate email with detailed instructions on the Visa Process will be sent soon. Your I-20 or DS-2019 will be processed after your official transcripts and all visa documents have been received. You may send these in the same mail package.
Visit Duke's Visa Services Office at https://visaservices.duke.edu/category/student_admission.php for more information, and note specifically the links for Funding Guidelines and a PowerPoint presentation highlighting key information. Do not send any documentation before you are requested to do so.
I hope that this information is helpful! Please let me know if I can help with any questions.
Residency, Registration, and Relationship-Building (Email #2)
Hello again from the Master of Engineering Management Program!
We just celebrated the graduation of our sixth cohort – you can view a video of the ceremony at https://youtu.be/q3wI6GVuIyk and the class slideshow at https://youtu.be/uPCXy62op50. Just think – that’ll be you in two years!
I’d like to share some additional information on Residency and other information in today’s email. As always, let us know if you have questions by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cohort model is an important part of the program, and a cornerstone of that model is Residency (https://memp.pratt.duke.edu/distance/distance-degree-requirements/distance-residencies), a week-long experience that allows you to build community with your fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Residency 1 will take place August 14 through 19; you may arrive at any time on Sunday, August 14th, and you may depart after 2:00 PM on Friday, August 19th. Residency is required as part of the program; it is not optional. The week will cover a variety of topics including program introduction, distance technology overview, business simulation activities, professional development workshops, and case study discussions.
Students will be housed in individual rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Durham (http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/hilton-garden-inn-durham-university-medical-center-RDUMCGI/index.html), blocks from the Duke University campus. Reservations will be made for you by the program, and breakfast, lunch, and some dinners will be provided.
Students are responsible for initial transportation to and from campus. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU - rdu.com) is located approximately 25 minutes from Duke and is served by many ground transportation options (rdu.com/ground-transportation). Transportation for residency activities will be provided.
Courses will begin on August 29th. If you’ve accepted the offer of admission and sent your official transcripts, you should have received information on course registration from our Academic Coordinator via me. If you need me to send that again, let me know.
Tuition and Financial Aid Information
Tuition is billed in the summer and is usually due in August. Estimated Tuition and Fees for 2016-2017 are now available online at https://memp.pratt.duke.edu/distance/tuition-financial-aid, and payment information is available at finance.duke.edu/bursar.
Connecting with Potential Classmates
If you're on Facebook, there's a group for Admitted d-MEMP students, and it’s a great resource for your questions! Staff and current students are on hand, so join, post an introduction, and let us know how we can help. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/209307199445581/.
I hope that this information is helpful! Please let me know if I can help with any questions. I’ve archived this message on our website at https://memp.pratt.duke.edu/apply/admitted/emails-2016-2018 and will continue to post anything else I send to the group.