metric wrote:Hi there. Helio was accepted at UT Austin, he's an international student.
metric wrote:@ helio. I know I'm not a US citizen! (thank God! ) the US embassy told me that way before you. I meant that you're one of the few with an official mail from the committee, they kind of handed me a closed envelope underneath a coffee table. I'll have to wait until the first week of February to see if it's all true.
admissionprof wrote:Many admissions committees concentrate on domestic applicants first because they have to make arrangements to visit the campus, whereas foreign applicants do not. Usually a couple of weeks difference.
emperial wrote:admissionprof wrote:Many admissions committees concentrate on domestic applicants first because they have to make arrangements to visit the campus, whereas foreign applicants do not. Usually a couple of weeks difference.
but I think its not fair. most of the Universities set an earlier deadline for International students than domestic. if committee wants to process domestics first why they don't change the deadlines???
karan wrote:I don't think it takes that much of time i mean if people use fedex or dhl...i am from india and all of my packets reeached within 4 days to places ranging from east coast to west coast
naseermk wrote:I think earlier deadlines are also used as a 'weeding out' mechanism.
Look at Cornell's Dec. 15th deadline for example (for everyone). I am pretty sure that they do not review apps over Christmas/New year, yet, they have an early deadline. By beginning Dec., they know that most students are finishing up their Fall semester, yet they want us to get the apps in at that time. Fodder for thought, I say. I hope it doesn't sound too much like a conspiracy theory
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