Paid visit before acceptance?

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WheninRome
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Paid visit before acceptance?

Postby WheninRome » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:59 pm

A professor offered to fly me out to their school for a visit, and said they will pay for the flights/hotel/everything. They've scheduled for me to talk to a bunch of students, post docs, and professors, and everything seems like a normal, standard campus visit, except... I haven't been accepted by this school yet! :S

What does this mean? The professor is the same one that I had an REU with, is he just acting on his own? Does this mean I'm likely to be accepted? Is this an interview? It's been a week since they contacted me about the visit and still nothing official from the school. Freaking out a little. I really want to go here!

shep23
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Re: Paid visit before acceptance?

Postby shep23 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:38 pm

I think the professor who contacted you would know more about this than anyone here. I would send him a polite email asking to clarify the circumstances of the visit.




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