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When is it acceptable to call for an application status update?


Kaye

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Hi :) So i'm going borderline insane waiting for any word from graduate schools.  :wacko:

 

My first application was due on December 1st. 

Selected applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview, which takes place during the first week of February... which is less than a month away. 

 

There is only 1 post on on the 'results' page for this particular program. It's from two years ago and the applicant found out on 1/17. Today is only 1/9.... BUT, the application was due 12/15 during that year, and 12/1 for this year. So theoretically, if it takes the same amount of time to review the applications, I should have heard back yet.... right?

 

 

Is it too early to assume that I wasn't selected for an interview because I haven't heard back yet? 

How long should I wait before calling and asking? 

 

Yep, i'm definitely starting to go crazy.

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What kind of program are you applying to? I'm going a little nuts myself, but its still early. My apps were due on the 1st as well and my inbox is as quiet as a sepulcher. 

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How long should I wait before calling and asking? 

 

I don't think it's unreasonable to call and politely ask when they will be sending out invites. People do have jobs and school to plan around - not to mention making transportation plans - so it's not crazy to want to have a basic timeline in mind. Just try to keep the desperation out of your voice.  :P

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I emailed the dept secretary of 2 school's the minute I heard multiple people had been notified. Both responded in the hour, one good news one bad. I don't think its harmful. Email them though, not the head of program.

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