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I am waiting on two universities that I have seen send out rejections for. Is it good or bad that I haven't heard anything. It would mean I still have a shot, right? There is LITERALLY no reason they would reject other people and not me if I didn't have a shot still, right? I haven't been interviewed by either program, which isn't good. But, why would they space out rejections if they weren't still considering me?

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This happened to me too. It turns out that I was waitlisted but that the university does not notify people when they waitlist them. Since it's so late, I would go ahead and email or call the department for a status update. At this stage, I'd think it was normal for people to ask.

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The same situation here. I completed my application on the first week of November but still haven't heard a thing. I have been calling the department almost every week but all they told me was that my application was still being reviewed. I managed to find peace in this so I haven't called them in 10 days, which is a long time. I doubt schools like this would easily disclose the results to students on the phone. I am thinking of waiting until April 15 before I make another move. 

 

Good luck to both of us  ;)

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The same situation here. I completed my application on the first week of November but still haven't heard a thing. I have been calling the department almost every week but all they told me was that my application was still being reviewed. I managed to find peace in this so I haven't called them in 10 days, which is a long time. I doubt schools like this would easily disclose the results to students on the phone. I am thinking of waiting until April 15 before I make another move. 

 

Good luck to both of us  ;)

Good luck.  I haven't heard back either, but that's life.

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This happened to me too. It turns out that I was waitlisted but that the university does not notify people when they waitlist them. Since it's so late, I would go ahead and email or call the department for a status update. At this stage, I'd think it was normal for people to ask.

I asked about status to one I haven't heard from and neither the admin assistant in charge of graduate admissions nor then DGS responded. Not sure if this is a silent wait list or silent rejection. Either way I'd rather them be not so silent.

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