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Is it inadvisable to request programs for feedback of a statement of purpose?



This might be a really dumb question, but I was still wondering. I just really want to know if my SOP reflects a fit for that particular program (Sociology). And I was thinking of emailing the listed contact reference for graduate applications (not some random professor I mean lol) - so then it wouldn't be completely inappropriate right? What do you guys think? Thanks!

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I think this is a bad idea. Unless explicitly stated on the website, the contact person for grad application isn't meant to be an advisor to applicants. It's not their job to give specific advice on each person's application package. If that person is a professor, they are likely very busy and their main role in applications is probably to answer questions about the process and/or convene the admissions committee. If that person isn't a professor (more likely when I see a contact person listed) then they wouldn't be able to help you. 

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