Email professor after the time period he said he'd get back within after an interview?

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ellipse23
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Email professor after the time period he said he'd get back within after an interview?

Postby ellipse23 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:11 am

I had a skype interview with a professor in Canada for M.Sc. admissions. This was 10 days ago on April 20. The interview went okay. He said he would talk to the graduate coordinator, check my application and get back to me by the end of April. Monday, May 2nd would be the first working day after the proposed end of the April month. I am not sure if I should email him back asking about a decision. Would this seem too pushy? What should I mention in my email? I would also like to mention that when I had emailed him to schedule the interview with my convenient timings, he had not replied. But a week later, I emailed him again and instantly got a reply back. So, I'm not sure if he's genuinely forgotten because of his busy schedule or if he's delaying it. I have no offers at the moment, although I am waiting on two more universities.

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Re: Email professor after the time period he said he'd get back within after an interview?

Postby Izaac » Sun May 01, 2016 8:55 am

Seriously, being pushy is sending him mails every three days asking "What about me, what about me?" Sending a mail now is perfectly ok. Just say you'd like to hear about your application. The thing you're afraid of (he's decided to take you, but because you mail him he sees you as pushy and changes his mind) is, let's be honest, really too crazy to happen.

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Re: Email professor after the time period he said he'd get back within after an interview?

Postby ellipse23 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:05 am

Thanks @Izaac. I emailed the professor. He replied back asking me if I'd like to work on a specific project of his. I agreed to it. He replied back saying he's recommending me for admission. Hope things go well from here.

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Re: Email professor after the time period he said he'd get back within after an interview?

Postby Izaac » Thu May 12, 2016 5:17 am

Ha ha, best of luck then! :D




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