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I've received the following email, and am entirely unsure as to what it means. I applied for the Ph.D program at Berkeley, and not for the Master of Science program. Did anyone else receive this email or know what it might mean?



Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your application to our Master of Science program in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences.
As the admissions committee has been completing their reviews, they believe that your application may be a better fit for one of our professional Masters programs (see below), and would like to know if you would like to apply to one of those instead. If so, then we would unsubmit your application to allow you to make changes before submitting your application again by theFebruary 3 deadline. Any application fees that you paid would be transferred to this new application.
Our two professional Masters programs are the: 
The MEng program has six different areas that you can apply to, and you should expect to take at least two courses in that area, as well as complete a team capstone project within that field. So, please choose the primary area carefully for this program.
If you would like to move your application over to one of these professional programs, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at this email address.
Best Wishes,
EECS Graduate Admissions


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It could mean they actually think you are a better fit for that program, but that most of the other people they are referring to applied for the M.S. Or they could have gotten you mixed up!


I would email them right away, saying that you applied for the PhD program and asking if the email was meant for you. The only school that has accepted me so far wrote me TWICE saying, "Thanks for applying for a MA in Teaching!" when I was applying to a PhD in School Psychology! It freaked me out a lot, but just goes to show that some places can make mistakes.

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