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I wanted to write to wish you all a happy holiday season and to say congratulations on submitting (or soon submitting) your applications! Have yourself a big peppermint bark.

You might be wondering, “what now?” When I was applying to BGC’s MA program two years ago, I didn’t know what to expect either so I thought it might be a good idea to send a quick note about what follows after January 7.

Firstly, if a component of your application is missing (a reference letter, for example), you will hear from the admissions office in January about submitting – or following up on – any outstanding documents.

Once applications are complete, they are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and the first decision is made about interviewing candidates. When I applied, I got a phone call from Keith Condon in early-February inviting me to a faculty interview.

On the day of the interview, I had a lovely conversation with Professors Jeffrey Collins and Deborah Krohn about my application and research interests. I also had the opportunity then to ask specific questions that helped me decide whether BGC was the right fit for me.

Quite soon after the interview (around the beginning of March), I received my acceptance letter and financial aid information soon followed. I was also invited to an accepted students event (which was held via Zoom) and had the opportunity, also, to virtually sit in on some classes.

Finally, in April I made the decision to come to the BGC–and I am very glad that I did!

This schedule can change a little every year, but Keith tells me this timeline is basically what BGC is planning for 2022! Hopefully, my account has given you an idea of what to expect after you have submitted your application. Remember that any last minute questions can go to

Warm wishes,

Pim Supavarasuwat, MA ’22
Admissions Ambassador