I received this email in response to my inquiry about the status of my application. I emailed them yesterday and received it promptly this morning, which is great.
The catch is... the application deadline was January 15. It's taking them 3 (or more) months to make their decisions, and they're making the rest of the applicant pool wait on their response until after the decision deadline. So, basically, the MA applicants are all on the waitlist because the Comp Lit program can't take the time to write a rejection email in the three months they've been reviewing applications.
What rude behavior have you faced over applications, inquiries, or other issues?