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franc109

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Hi. Last semester I sent an email to a potential advisor while preparing my graduate school applications. I got a quick and positive response to my email stating that he'd look closely at my application in February and schedule an interview at that time. February has passed and I'm getting anxious as to when I will hear back. Any experiences or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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19 minutes ago, franc109 said:

Hi. Last semester I sent an email to a potential advisor while preparing my graduate school applications. I got a quick and positive response to my email stating that he'd look closely at my application in February and schedule an interview at that time. February has passed and I'm getting anxious as to when I will hear back. Any experiences or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I got several of those and had interviews with people I'd contacted, but in one case, even after having had a positive series of emails exchanged with a faculty member during the fall, my application was rejected without an interview or any further contact from the professor. I was a little sad but got over it. Do you know if the school has had interviews yet? It might be worth checking the results page, or contacting admissions to find out the status of your application, or emailing the professor to say you're following up on your earlier contact. A polite follow-up can't hurt, I think. Good luck!

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3 hours ago, communityhopeful said:

I got several of those and had interviews with people I'd contacted, but in one case, even after having had a positive series of emails exchanged with a faculty member during the fall, my application was rejected without an interview or any further contact from the professor. I was a little sad but got over it. Do you know if the school has had interviews yet? It might be worth checking the results page, or contacting admissions to find out the status of your application, or emailing the professor to say you're following up on your earlier contact. A polite follow-up can't hurt, I think. Good luck!

Thank you for sharing your experience. I don't know if they've had interviews yet. I know a couple of other people who applied to the same program and they also haven't heard anything yet. I may try a polite follow-up email with the professor. Thank you for the tips!

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