About 10 days ago, the DGS from my top choice (currently waitlisted) contacted me to ask whether I was still interested in the program.
"I am writing to confirm your continued interest in our Phd program. We are not yet ready to admit anyone off the waitlist, but I would be happy to turn to you if the opportunity arose, so I thought I would check in. Please let me know if you have any questions about the program or the process."
Do DGSs often do this? I keep reading about people contacting DGSs with questions about the waitlist, but never the reverse. I'm wondering if this is a real