delfi Posted March 4, 2011 Share Posted March 4, 2011 I was wondering if anyone else felt just plain angry at two things: 1. Schools taking more than two months to revert back to you. Some have actually not taken a decision, and some might have but are waiting for God knows what (the most holy time?) to reject you. I have a hypothesis that you can tell a lot about departments about how soon they intimate their rejected applicants. 2. Those who do admissions on a rolling basis but do not inform candidates that this is their practice. So, I know one of the schools I've applied to does that.. but it took a phone call (international phone call may I add) from me to find that out. Seriously, people: we paid you good money. Now earn it by keeping us updated on where things stand. If you havent made a decsion, its best practice (in fact you owe it to us) to email us (and not the other way round; and monthly if not fortnightly) to let us know that you havent made a decision, and by when you'd expect to make a decision. And if you feel hesitant to reject us outright, just let us know we are some waitlist of yours. But do some work, and use your fingers to type that email. At this point, I dont even feel like going to the school from where I haven't heard. In fact, I want my money back. I dont why we guys take this behavior lying down. Some articles in the press need to be published. Ha, I'd like see how my prof behaves when I am his/her RA, and take my time to revert back with my research. Maybe I come from the private sector and will truly be a misfit in academia. yakyak, morug, Silent_Bobina and 9 others 10 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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