13. Can I find out why my application was rejected?

If your application is rejected, you will receive a formal notice from the GPS that identifies a general reason (e.g. funding was not available). The faculty member with whom you have communicated during the application process may be able to offer additional information. In most cases, otherwise qualified applicants are rejected simply because faculty members have had to choose one or two people from a large pool of qualified applicants, and those people were better qualified or more suitable. Thus, there may have been nothing "wrong" with your qualifications.