contacting profs

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arieszen
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contacting profs

Postby arieszen » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:07 am

Can someone tell me whether contacting profs is absolutely necessary in order to get admission into graduate school? I didn't contact anyone coz I thought I'd be bothering them since they'll have so many students bugging them with emails. but after reading a particular thread, I realised maybe i've made a mistake?

Maxos
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Re: contacting profs

Postby Maxos » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:34 am

I can only give you a counterexample: I have been admitted to Stony Brook without contacting anyone (let's wait for the other three responses) and having no particular outstanding feature to show off

arieszen
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Re: contacting profs

Postby arieszen » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:16 pm

That is so good to know. but I forgot to add, I'm an international student. would that make a difference?

Maxos
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Re: contacting profs

Postby Maxos » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:06 pm

arieszen wrote:That is so good to know. but I forgot to add, I'm an international student. would that make a difference?



Look at "Location" below my nickname on the left, ehehehehe

username1
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Re: contacting profs

Postby username1 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:42 pm

not necessary

arieszen
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Re: contacting profs

Postby arieszen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:28 am

yes, shud have checked. great. then all i have to do is bite my nails and wait.




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