Admissions Interview Process – DNAP Completion Program
MTSA holds one admissions interview session period annually. This annual meeting of the full DNAP Program Admissions Committee for the admissions interview session is projected to span one to two business day(s). The DNAP Program Admissions Committee plans to meet for its annual interview session in mid-June, to interview applicants for the class anticipated to enroll in September. Applicants having completed their files by April 30 will have those files reviewed by the DNAP Program Screening Committee.
An applicant’s file must be complete prior to the April 30, deadline to be considered by the DNAP Program Screening Committee for an interview with the DNAP Program Admissions Committee. After the April 30, application deadline, the DNAP Program Screening Committee will review the files of all applicants whose files are complete. When the exact dates for the annual interview session have been established by MTSA, and the DNAP Program Screening Committee has determined an applicant is competitively qualified to meet with the DNAP Program Admissions Committee, the applicant will then be invited by MTSA to interview with the DNAP Program Admissions Committee during the annual interview session. Each applicant who receives an invitation from the DNAP Program Screening Committee to interview with the DNAP Program Admissions Committee will receive notification from the Admissions Coordinator regarding the scheduled date and time for his personal interview with the DNAP Program Admissions Committee during this annual interview session. MTSA is under no obligation to invite every candidate who applies to the School to an interview, as the overall applicant pool may vary from year to year.
At the conclusion of all personal interviews held during the annual admissions interview session, the DNAP Program Screening Committee will determine which applicants will be accepted and MTSA will call and send acceptance letters to those selected for admission. In the acceptance letter, each selected applicant will be given a ONE-WEEK period in which to respond and the deadline will be stated in the invitation. If an applicant chooses to accept the offered position in the upcoming class, he must submit the NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT* to MTSA with the acceptance response letter by the stated deadline. After the stated deadline, if the NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT* has not been received at MTSA, the applicant will forfeit the offered position in the upcoming class, and MTSA may then offer the vacant position to an alternate applicant. After accepting a position in the upcoming class, if an accepted applicant changes his mind and decides at a later date to decline acceptance into the program at MTSA for any reason, the NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT* will NOT be refunded. Furthermore, each year’s DNAP Program Admissions Committee session decisions are only valid for admission to the immediately upcoming class, and MTSA does not reserve student positions for applicants in subsequent future classes.
CLASS ANTICIPATED TO ENROLL IN SEPTEMBER
(To interview JUNE & enroll September) $1,000
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Personal Interview with Admissions Committee – DNAP Completion Program
Prior to a determination regarding acceptance, there will be a brief personal interview with the MTSA DNAP Program Admissions Committee (4-6 members present). Members of this committee are interested in further exploring the candidate’s rationale for desiring to pursue the DNAP degree, as well as the candidate’s concept/phenomenon of interest, during the personal interview. Additionally, the committee members will ascertain the candidate’s writing ability.
Selection by the DNAP Program Admissions Committee is based on the applicant's GPA (cumulative and recent academic), professional references, and presentation during the personal interview. Each member of the DNAP Program Admissions Committee is given the responsibility to vote conscientiously after each applicant’s interview. Scores are collected immediately following the interview. Justification by the DNAP Program Screening Committee or the DNAP Program Admissions Committee for acceptance or rejection of a candidate is not required nor noted in the applicant’s file. If there are areas where it is felt an applicant could improve his chances for admission in the future, the Committee members are invited to express them on the scoring sheet. Any questions regarding admission requirements should be directed to the Admissions Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org), who may then consult with the Vice-President/Dean/Program Administrator, as needed.
All applicants should dress in professional attire for the interview with the DNAP Program Admissions Committee. Furthermore, applicants should be aware that an MTSA staff member will take individual digital photographs of them on the day of the interview. This photograph will be placed with the applicant’s MTSA file after the interview is complete and admission decisions have been made.