Hello! Applications for SSTP are now open and ready be filled out. To clear confusion, we have created a step-by-step walk-through to help you with the application process.
Part 1: Create an account
- Create an account providing your demographic information (email address, DOB, home phone, etc.)
Part 2: The Application Checklist
After making an account, the website will lead you to the application checklist page that will look like the one below:
The green dots indicate that you have provided us with the needed information. The red dots mean that there is something missing from your application. To access each section, simply click on the colored dots and the corresponding list will expand.
Application Responses and Research Interests
Tell us a little bit more about yourself and your academic experiences! This is the section where you will insert your essays. Additionally, there will be a section for you to indicate your subjects of interest. To insert your essay into the system click on the “edit” button:
After clicking the “edit” button, you will now be able to type your essays into the corresponding text boxes. To save your progress, click “update.”
Here you will find additional materials necessary for the application. Once you have expanded the Application Materials tab, the page will look like this:
- Teacher Recommendation – Insert your teacher’s email address to send them a request to write a letter of recommendation for you. Your teacher will receive an email leading them to a page where they will fill out the recommendation. Once the teacher has completed the recommendation, you will receive a confirmation email.
- Transcript – We ask that you upload a transcript of grades obtained in high school (including dual-credit college courses). Unfortunately, you can only upload one file onto the system. If you have more than one transcript file, merge them together to create one aggregate file to submit.
- Score Report – Enter the scores from one standardized exam (ACT/SAT/PLAN/PSAT/Other) that you believe will best reflect your abilities.
Part 3: Finished!
I’m all done! Where is the submit button?!
There is no submit button for the application. Once you have completed all sections of the application checklist, all of the dots will be green and your application status will say, “Complete – Pending Acceptance” as indicated below:
Since there is no submit button, can I go back and edit my application?
Yes! You will be able to edit your application until the due date: February 26th, 2016. After the deadline, you will no longer be able to go back and edit your application.
Will my application be considered if uncompleted?
No, uncompleted applications will not be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials have been uploaded and that teachers have submitted their letters of recommendations by Feb. 26th.
When will I be notified of my acceptance?
The final selection for SSTP participants is April, 1st 2016. You will be notified via email of your acceptance status.