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Thank you notes for informal Campus Visit?


lasgirl

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I recently visited a program that, due in large part to this visit, has become my number one choice of school. It was an informal visit (not an interview), though I was able to meet with a professor in the department, the program director, and the student affairs officer while I was there.

The program deadline is January 14th, my application was submitted before I visited, and I was told that we would be hearing by the beginning of February, as the AdCom meets at the end of January.

I presume it won't be taken as brown-nosing to write handwritten thank-you notes to those I met with, correct? I write thank you notes for everything and so it would feel wrong to not write them for this! I will be writing to the professor for sure, but should I write one to both the director and the student affairs officer, just to the director, or to the department as a whole (and mention both of their names specifically)?

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How recently did you visit the campus? If it was in the past week, I would say it is definitely appropriate. I wrote thank you notes the day after my informal visit. I believe that the hand-written thank you is quickly becoming a lost art. Email is immediate, but I think a hand-written note shows genuine thoughtfulness.

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How recently did you visit the campus? If it was in the past week, I would say it is definitely appropriate. I wrote thank you notes the day after my informal visit. I believe that the hand-written thank you is quickly becoming a lost art. Email is immediate, but I think a hand-written note shows genuine thoughtfulness.

Just last Thursday and Friday, so when I get them into the mail tomorrow they'll be there within a week of my visit :) Thanks!

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I agree on sending it. I had a chilly reception at one school and it really felt like I was just getting in everyone's way - so those professors just got e-mail thanks, lest I look like I was trying too hard. But I had a friendly and respectful visit from another school - that was far harder to travel to, by the way - and I happily sent out paper thank-you cards, which warranted an e-mail reply from them.

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