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Have any of you called admissions to ask about their "decision timeline" (ha ha) for schools that you thought you should have heard from by now? Is this ridiculously tacky? I am at work and all I have for distraction are my own obsessive thoughts...

Apologies if there was a post about this already...

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I did to one of my programs. Technically, their deadline isn't until today, but I contacted them last week because I hadn't heard from them at all since October when I applied.

They were very pleasant. I don't think it helped me at all other than making me feel calmer that they'd received everything and that they hadn't really looked at them. That being said, I don't think it really hurts to do this once, especially if its been a while since there's been any contact.

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I would look up other available sources of info before calling. They are probably getting swamped with similar calls right now. It could be a 50-50 shot if someone would be pleasant or completely annoyed. Try looking at the results board from last year to see if your school is listed, and when it sent out the majority of decisions. I remember something my grandma said, "Be patient. Even when something is at the top of your list, it doesn't mean it's at the top of the other person's list." Waiting still drives me nuts, but I have to thank Grandma for keeping things in perspective.

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I would look up other available sources of info before calling. They are probably getting swamped with similar calls right now. It could be a 50-50 shot if someone would be pleasant or completely annoyed. Try looking at the results board from last year to see if your school is listed, and when it sent out the majority of decisions. I remember something my grandma said, "Be patient. Even when something is at the top of your list, it doesn't mean it's at the top of the other person's list." Waiting still drives me nuts, but I have to thank Grandma for keeping things in perspective.

<3 aren't grandma's the best?

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One school I applied to was very strict in saying that they do NOT want any calls about this kind of thing. They sent out an email with an internal timeline. However, the schools where I couldn't find the info on the site I sent a nice email. Every school was very kind in their response.

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