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I applied to an MA program with a deadline of March 1 to be considered for funding.

 

I kept checking my application status online, and on March 12, my status was changed to "unconditional admit graduate."

 

On the 19th, I received a letter (via snail mail) from the grad school saying I was admitted, and that further information would be coming from my department.

 

On the 20th, I received a letter (also via snail mail) from the associate dean, congratulating me on my admission.

 

Both of the above were likely generic form letters.

 

It is now March 31st, and I have received nothing via snail mail or email from the actual department.

 

I am really starting to worry. Is this long of a delay common? Maybe the department didn't admit me, but the grad school did?

 

Anyone going through (or have gone through) anything similar?

 

I have also checked the results on the site here, and there is no mention of any acceptances from this program yet.

 

Thanks.

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Your title says no word in weeks but that isn't true. You heard on March 20 and it is the 31st.  That is 11 days.  I don't think you have any reason to be worrying yet.  If you're concerned contact the department.

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Your title says no word in weeks but that isn't true. You heard on March 20 and it is the 31st.  That is 11 days.  I don't think you have any reason to be worrying yet.  If you're concerned contact the department.

 

Haha. I guess "weeks" is not strictly accurate. If I could change it, I would. It has been almost two since the form letters, but I guess I meant "weeks" since the initial acceptance (the 12th), closer to three weeks. Plus, I have heard nothing directly from my department, which seems strange. I am worried I didn't get an email or something.

 

I suppose my bigger concern is waiting to hear about funding. People keep throwing around "April 15th" as some sort of deadline, and I am worried if I don't hear soon, I won't get everything in place in time.

 

I should have said "no word on funding."

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Deadline is 1 March and u heard 3 times from them in the same month.

They informed u two times that u r admitted and now you r worry because u did not hear from them since 20th of March.

I'm almost 4 months since I applied to 5 universities and I did not hear any single word.

if u are worry what should I do ? 

u r not just fine. u will probably get funding, assitantship and everything ( probably the degree u applied for )

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Deadline is 1 March and u heard 3 times from them in the same month.

They informed u two times that u r admitted and now you r worry because u did not hear from them since 20th of March.

I'm almost 4 months since I applied to 5 universities and I did not hear any single word.

if u are worry what should I do ? 

u r not just fine. u will probably get funding, assitantship and everything ( probably the degree u applied for )

These are good points. I am probably overly worried.

 

The first time I was in grad school (a few years ago), I was accepted by three unis, but only offered funding by one of them. So, I am still worried about whether a funding offer will come. Fingers crossed.

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Just a followup:

 

I called to inquire yesterday. I was told they had yet to make any funding decisions, but that I was on a larger list of accepted students.

 

Still a little nervous about whether I will get a GAship, but at least I know I'm not out of the running yet.

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