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The quicker u get... The better u r ? A myth or truth ?


Mayan1

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Hey Guys...i applied for only 2 grad schools in Auckland as i have a wonderful family to look after too in here :)

 

1) AUT---> Gave me the offer 3 weeks before their set 12th Dec'14 deadline.

2) The University of Auckland--> 8th Dec'14 deadline is fast approaching and not even a glimpse of updates...

 

Ranking wise second one fares far better... so is this truth or just a myth that is germinating in my mind due to anxious wait that universities send out acceptance offers early to the students who fare better with respect to their set criteria.

 

Or they like to wait for all the applications to accumulate before they make their final call?

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Can't say for certain, but I think the fact that your first school offered you acceptance before receiving all their applications is a sign that they are not likely going to receive many applications at all (or at least not ones of quality). I have to assume that this reflects poorly on the program's strength. It generally isn't something that most universities do, at least in my part of the world. 

 

The silent treatment you've been getting from the second university is much more normal. They may not get back to you until long after the deadline (months will likely pass!). Hopefully your first university won't demand you accept/pass on their offer before the second one gets back to you. If this is the case, it's another sign of dubious quality (because clearly the best candidates are going to have offers from other schools with later offer schedules). Fortunately, if they try this sort of tactic, you can always ask for an extension and they'll probably give it to you. Don't let them pressure you! And best of luck!

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Can't say for certain, but I think the fact that your first school offered you acceptance before receiving all their applications is a sign that they are not likely going to receive many applications at all (or at least not ones of quality). I have to assume that this reflects poorly on the program's strength. It generally isn't something that most universities do, at least in my part of the world. 

I do not think this is true at all. If a university receives an application early and they determine this person is a great fit for their program and they will definitely offer them a spot, early admission offers do happen. They want to try to nab such an applicant before another school does.

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@biisis thanks for the reply, i was just wondering why the grad schools don't send out reject letters right away during their their selection process, i find this long wait as nerve wracking.

 

I feel that i will get through in my first choice, as along with good grades i have 5 years work experience as a scientist in Asia's space research organisation  (govt. sector).

 

I hope to give you a good news soon :)

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I do not think this is true at all. If a university receives an application early and they determine this person is a great fit for their program and they will definitely offer them a spot, early admission offers do happen. They want to try to nab such an applicant before another school does.

 

 

Their may be several reasons... May be coz NZ is a scarcely populated country and AUT was setup just 14 years back and still its in 500's list in QS ranking... The possibility that a university keeps trying to improve its popularity cant be ruled out. So they might just be trying to attract better profiles by sending out early offers .

 

But contradictory to this is that my friend received an offer from Stanford university in February after just 9 weeks of wait  whereas offer from his 5th choice was received after two more months!

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