When you click on the link at the bottom of this page you will be taken to the Student Application Process. However, your browser will probably warn you that the server on which this process resides has an “invalid security certificate.” This is because our certificate is “self-signed,” (as it says in the Firefox warning) meaning that we created the certificate ourselves, and did not pay big bucks for one of the big “trusted certificate authorities” to make it for us, nor did they give us one for free.
The reason we need this certificate is to encrypt, and hence protect, your private personal information while it is passing over the Internet between your browser and our server. This is for your security. You can, if you want, remove the little “s” in “https://...” but we strongly advise against this action. It’s your privacy at stake.
Here is what the warning message will look like if you use Firefox:
or if you use Internet Explorer:
These messages are normal and expected. (That’s why we added that text into the images.) Here’s what you need to do in order to get past these messages and on to the Application:
|If you use Firefox||If you use Internet Explorer|
If you use a different browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Opera, ...) just follow the general principle above of either telling your browser to go to the application process anyway, or importing the security certificate so you don’t have to worry about it any further.
If you’re ready to handle those complicated directions above, then it’s time to
|Start The Application|
Every weekday morning some time between 7:00 am and 10:00 am the application’s web site may be taken offline for approximately 30 minutes for daily maintenance. During this time your browser will report that the web site is not responding as if there were something wrong. This is normal. Simply return to the web site to start or continue your application in another 30 minutes. If you have partially completed your application do not close your browser or you will have to start from the beginning. Just wait 30 minutes and then continue your application.