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Application Instructions
Thank you for taking the time to review the application instructions. The following application criteria will help you to better
understand the admissions process and the documents required to complete an application for admission to Northwestern
University School of Professional Studies.

Please be aware that misrepresentation or omission of requested application infromation can result in rescinded admission or future
dismissal from Northwestern University.

Application Fee

Applicants are required to pay the $50 application fee by credit card when submitting the online application. The fee cannot be
waived and is not refundable.

Application Information

There is a competitive admissions process for all School of Professional Studies graduate programs. Files are reviewed by the
admissions committee after each quarter deadline and decisions are released approximately four weeks later.

Applications are accepted year-round. If you wish to begin in a specific quarter, you must submit a complete application by the
appropriate deadline.

Along with the decision letter, admitted students will receive information regarding registration and orientation programs. Decisions
will not be communicated via email or telephone. An offer of admission is valid for four quarters. Students who do not enroll in any
classes during the first four quarters following admissions (including the quarter of admission) will be discontinued from their
program and will need to submit a new application before returning as a degree seeking student.

Incomplete applications are not reviewed. If your application remains incomplete after more than four quarter deadlines, it will be
purged and you will need to begin the application process again.

Application Submission

You hereby authorize Northwestern University to verify any and all information contained in this application, including but not limited
to dates and terms of enrollment, disciplinary and criminal history, academic work and awards, and extracurriculur activities. You
hereby authorize any and all previous institutions you have attended to disclose any and all information to Northwestern University
pertinent to this application and your enrollment.

Disciplinary History

Northwestern University reserves the right to request additional information and documentation regarding an applicant's disciplinary
history.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required for
applicants who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or in a country where the primary language of
instruction is English. The test must be taken no more than two years before the intended quarter of entry.
For TOEFL, applicants must score 600 or higher on the paper-based test, 250 or higher on the computer-based test, or 100 or
higher on the internet based test. SPS's institutional code for the TOEFL is 9019. For the IELTS exam, applicants must receive a
score of 7.0 or higher.

Financial Aid

For information about student loans, please visit Northwestern University's Chicago office of financial aid at
http://chicagofinancialaid.northwestern.edu/. Admitted students may contact the office directly at
financial-aid-Chicago@northwestern.edu.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities are required to be submitted as part of the application. If
you are currently enrolled in university coursework, please submit an official transcript showing courses in-progress.

E-transcripts submitted via secure electronic providers are accepted. Please consult with your institution to see if they are part of a
secure e-delivery network. Transcripts are not accepted by fax or personal email. Official electronic transcripts may be sent to:
spsadmissions@northwestern.edu . Official hard copy transcripts or documents may be sent to the address below:

Admissions Office
Attn:  Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Public Policy and Administration
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies
Wieboldt Hall, Sixth Floor
339 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Materials submitted to the admissions office are integrated into an applicant's admissions file and will not be returned.

Official International Transcripts

Applicants with international transcripts must request an official course-by-course evaluation of those transcripts from a participating
NACES member such as World Education Services or other similar university approved agency. Please visit http://www.naces.org
for a comprehensive list of service providers.

A course-by-course evaluation will translate courses, degrees and grades to U.S. equivalency. Evaluations must be sent to the
admissions office directly from the evaluating agency.

Recommendations

One letter of recommendation is required to gauge your potential success in our adanced graduate certificate program. It serves to
underscore the applicant's commitment to graduate education and ability to succeed in graduate level work and the field after
completing the certificate.

Please enter your recommende’s contact information, including valid email address, in the requirements section of the appliction.
The application system will email your recommender instructions on how to submit their recommendation. Once your recommender
submits the online recommendation, it will automatically integrate with your application.

If your recommender is having difficulty using the online system, please ask them to contact the admissions office via email at
spsadmissions@northwestern.edu for assistance.

If your recommender prefers to submit a paper recommendation, it must remain in its original sealed envelope directly from the
recommender and be delivered to our office at the above address.

Resume

Please submit a current resume that will be used to identify your professional experience. Ensure the information on your resume is
complete and correct.
Submission of an application to the School of Professional Studies adds your email to an internal list for future communication from
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies regarding School of Professional Studies news and announcements. Your
email will not be shared with any parties outside of the School of Professional Studies. If you would like to opt out of these emails,
please contact spsadmissions@northwestern.edu.
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Personal Information
Please provide your full, legal, first and last name below. Please do not use nicknames, additional punctuation, or abbreviations.
Examples include social security card, driver's license, or passport.

* Last Name Middle Name * First Name


Hilbert Rossetti Richard Mark

Previous or Other Name


Rossetti

* Date of Birth
08/22/1969
[mm/dd/yyyy]

Gender
Male

Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services?


No

Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic/Latino?


No

In addition, please select one or more of the following racial categories to describe yourself:
White

* Please indicate your U.S. citizen/resident status: * Country of Citizenship


U.S. Citizen UNITED STATES

Contact Information

* Address Address * City


05 13 201 008 Recorder's Office Wheaton / Glen Ellyn
Street/P.O. Box/Apartment # Address Line 2

* Country State/Province U.S./Canada Zip Code


UNITED STATES Illinois 60137

* Email * Primary Phone


mark.r.rossetti@bc.edu 3312189925

Intended Program

* Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study


Global Policy

* Admit Term
Spring 2018
Education Summary

* Do you currently hold a U.S. bachelor's degree?


Yes

* Do you currently hold a U.S. master's degree?


Yes

* Do you currently hold a degree from a non-U.S. institution?


No

English Proficiency
All applicants to SPS programs whose first language is not English must, at minimum, demonstrate language proficiency in one of
three ways.
1. Provide official scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language
Testing System (IELTS) exam. The test must be taken not more than two (2) years before the intended entry quarter. SPS's
institutional code for the TOEFL is 9019. All scores must be submitted directly to SPS directly from the test administrators in
a paper format.
2. Provide official transcripts verifying an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution or equivalent where the
language of instruction is English.
3. Provide official transcripts verifying a graduate degree from an accredited institution or equivalent where the language of
instruction is English.
I will demonstrate English proficiency by:

Undergraduate Education
Please list all undergraduate study in the section below. Be sure to include all colleges and universities attended at the
undergraduate level, regardless of degree completion.  A course-by-course evaluation prepared by a NACES member is required
for each transcript from a non-U.S. institution.
 
* Previous Institution Name
Boston College '92 (Law School SFA 2000-1949F '99)

* Credential Earned
U.S Bachelor's
(if applicable)

Degree Date (if earned)


06/01/1992

[mm/dd/yyyy]

* I left the institution or am currently


In Good Standing

By checking the box below, I confirm that this is my most recently attended educational institution.
[ X]

Graduate Education
Please list all graduate study in the section below. Be sure to include all colleges and universities attended at the graduate level,
regardless of degree completion.  A course-by-course evaluation prepared by a NACES member is required for each transcript from
a non-U.S. institution.
 
* Previous Institution Name
* Credential Earned

Degree Date (if earned)

[mm/dd/yyyy]

* I left the institution or am currently

By checking the box below, I confirm that this is my most recently attended educational institution.
[ X]

Employment

Please indicate your total number of years of full-time work experience:


1-5

* Current Employer
N/A Internet Server Swedish Academy

Industry
Information Technology

Title
N/A

Does your employer provide tuition assistance?


No

Additional Information

* Have you previously applied to the School of Professional Studies (School of Continuing Studies and/or University College)?
Yes

If yes, please indicate which program you applied to and for which quarter:
Independent Study (Summer Session) 2016 (1990-1991) German Course

* Have you previously enrolled in the School of Professional Studies (School of Continuing Studies and/or University College)?
Yes

Disciplinary History

* Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any higher education institution you have attended - whether
related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct - that resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or
expulsion from the institution?
No

* Have you ever been convicted of a felony?


No

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Recommendation - One Clear Re-send Invitation


Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, students have access to their education record, including letters of
recommendation. Students may, however, waive their right to view those letters. If that right is waived the letters will be held in
confidence.

* First Name
Photobucket

* Last Name
gelnellyn

* Email
talia.yates@fox.com

* Do you wish to waive your right to examine this letter of recommendation


Yes
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Statement of Integrity
Northwestern University students and faculty are committed to scholarly principles that respect and acknowledge individual
achievement. Because of this, certain behaviors are viewed as unacceptable, including cheating, plagiarism, falsifying or fabricating
information, and aiding or abetting academic dishonesty. Students who violate these principles are subject to penalties, including
course failure and dismissal from Northwestern University.

Misrepresentation or omission of requested application information can result in rescinded admission or future dismissal from
Northwestern University.

You must agree to this statement and sign your application. Northwestern University School of Professional Studies will not review
an unsigned application.

I certify that to the best of my knowledge all statements by me are correct, complete and my own. If admitted to Northwestern
University, I agree by the standards of academic integrity expected of Northwestern University students outlined in the School of
Professional Studies catalog.

By signing this application, I certify that the information contained in this application is accurate and complete to the best of my
knowledge. I will notify the School of Professional Studies promptly if any of this information changes. I understand that furnishing
inaccurate or misleading information can result in denial of admission or revocation of admission and dismissal from Northwestern
University. If inaccurate or misleading information is discovered after an offer of admission is made, I will be given an opportunity to
explain such information to the School of Professional Studies, which will render a final decision not subject to appeal regarding an
appropriate outcome, which may include revocation of admission and dismissal from Northwestern University.
 
* By checking the box, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the Statement of Integrity detailed above.
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Signature
You hereby authorize Northwestern University to verify any and all information contained in this application, including but not limited
to dates and terms of enrollment, disciplinary and criminal history, academic work and awards, and extracurricular activities. You
hereby authorize any and all previous institutions you have attended to disclose any and all information to Northwestern University
pertinent to this application and your enrollment.

I understand that this application and all other records gathered for my admissions files are confidential and will not be disclosed to
me or any other person, except as provided by law. 
 
* Signature
Mark Richard Hilbert Rossetti

* Signature Date
02/01/2017
[mm/dd/yyyy]
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Statement of Purpose
Applicants must submit a 300-word statement of purpose explaining how the certificate program will help them meet their academic
and professional goals. Applicants who do not have a graduate degree in public policy or a related field should explain how other
academic and nonacademic experiences have prepared them to undertake graduate-level study in the field.

* Statement of
Purpose
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Resume
An up-to-date professional resume is required.

* Resume
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Writing Sample
The writing sample should demonstrate the ability to present ideas and arguments in a manner appropriate to a graduate-level
program. The sample can be an academic paper, a short work-related memo or analysis, or an essay describing a critical public
policy issue.

* Writing Sample
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