After You Apply

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When will I find out my application status?

  • We will notify you of your admissions status via email within two weeks of receiving your completed application and all necessary documentation. Please note that all program-related emails are sent to the primary parent email address entered on the student’s program application, not the email address used to create the student account (if they are different).
  • If you have not received an email notification within two weeks of submitting your student’s application, to the primary parent address listed on their application, please sign into the student portal to see if they have been placed.

If you’re placed

Once you’ve received notification that you have been placed in an eInvestigators case, you will need to access our student portal to:

  • see your course placement and financial aid award (if applicable)
  • complete the required forms
  • pay program fees
  • access other important course information

Your student portal account is the same as your registration account, so if you applied online, simply use the same login credentials to access the portal.

Once you’ve logged into your student portal account, click on your TIP ID number to access the forms and additional information or to make a payment. Remember that you will need to accept your placement and make your payment within one week of receiving your placement offer.

If you’re wait-listed

For many cases, we receive more applications than we have spots for each year. That’s why we strongly recommend listing more than one case of interest on your application—it will increase your chances of being placed in a course.

  • You will be placed on the wait-list of every case you rank on your application.
  • If another student withdraws before the start of the program and we are able to offer you their spot in a case, we will notify you.
  • Should you be placed in a case, you will be removed from all other course wait-lists.

Unfortunately, because it depends on factors out of our control, we cannot provide more specific information about how long you might be wait-listed or how likely it is that you will be offered a placement. Those decisions depend on other students canceling. 

eInvestigators is a month-long online program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders that takes place each year in the spring, summer, and fall. Using leading-edge instructional technology, participants collaborate with a small group of classmates and an expert Lead Investigator to collect clues about a real-life mystery, analyze evidence, and propose theories.