@soluyanov: phone calls usually help, although when I was having my ETS problems, the schools never answered there phones either, but you can always leave a message. If they do answer, they may be friendly or not. Only
one person was very rude on the phone and he asked me why I thought he
would know more than I do. Duh, 'cause he works there.
The whole things feels like donations to me too - even the acceptances. After all, they should be paying us, why do we have to pay to apply for a job? My calculations were wrong before regarding coming up with $54000 for the
total they make in an applicant pool. Multiply that by the number of departments and a school is well in the millions from this. Students collectively pay millions of dollars for the chance to be allowed on their campuses. It is a rip off. Yes, you do deserve more for your money than being ignored. It again raises suspicions that they don't all look at the applications.
We need some students at each school to put up surveillance equipment in each admissions committee room and broadcast it on the internet
. Younger people are still more computer saavy than them and they will never figure it out. It would be so easy to do and the students could sit it a white van out in the parking lot filled with electronic equipment. I watch too many movies.