whom to contact for admission inquiry

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blackcat007
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whom to contact for admission inquiry

Postby blackcat007 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:06 am

I saw in the grad cafe that one guy got his admission decision (although it was rejection from University of Pennsylvania) in response to inquiry. In this case whom should we contact with this inquiry? email some profs? or the grad coordinator?
Further, my website status of UPenn still shows my application status as "submitted". so is it a good idea to contact anyone?

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YellowXDart
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Re: whom to contact for admission inquiry

Postby YellowXDart » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:00 am

I think most departments have a graduate coordinator designated, and that would be the best person to contact. I think, however, that it is still fairly early and that you should refrain from contacting departments until March.

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grae313
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Re: whom to contact for admission inquiry

Postby grae313 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:06 pm

yes and yes.

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Re: whom to contact for admission inquiry

Postby geshi » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:28 pm

YellowXDart wrote:I think most departments have a graduate coordinator designated, and that would be the best person to contact. I think, however, that it is still fairly early and that you should refrain from contacting departments until March.


Exactly this.

For me personally, I am going to start emailing the last day of February/first day of March area. I've already heard from several programs (2 of which I have great interest in!), and I want to know if I'm waitlisted or rejected from those other schools! Then I can just make my decision after visits.




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