|By Virginia2004 (Virginia2004) on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 10:50 pm: Edit|
I got a letter from the university of Miami today telling me that i have applied to a unique university to get a great eduaction and stuff they also said that they had recieved my application. It said at the bottom that if i had any questions to contact his office. Would it be a good idea to send him an email saying thank you for the letter and how much i really want to go to miami? would this be showing interest in the school or just wasting the admissions directors time?
|By Editrix (Editrix) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit|
While in general I think it's good to show sincere interest, it seems a bit lame, and possibly annoying, to email an admissions director to thank him for a form letter. If you want to add something to your application, wait until you can send some kind of update (for example, a new activity or your first-quarter grades or perhaps your experiences on an overnight visit to the campus) and then reiterate how much you want to go to Miami. I'd also send a regular letter rather than an email, to insure that it gets added to your file rather than simply deleted.
|By Nadia (Nadia) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 01:05 pm: Edit|
i was reading a magazine (seventeen, with ashlee simpson on the cover) and it said that its good to calll the admissions office and find out who will be reading your application and then find out his or her email address and email him or her to tell about yourself a bit and get yourself noticed.
|By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 03:53 pm: Edit|
I really think that one's application should speak for itself. If one genuinely has questions that go beyond what's answered on the college's web pages, it's a good idea to contact the adcoms. However, I know that adcoms are very busy, and I would bet that it's simply annoying when people call or e-mail just to suck up.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 04:11 pm: Edit|
yea, they're not stupid, they know when someone is trying to suck up, and i think it could even have a negative effect
|By Nadia (Nadia) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 08:04 pm: Edit|
i agree. i was thinking the same thing... i just wanted to mention what i read. nottttt a big deal
|By Needhelp06 (Needhelp06) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 08:31 pm: Edit|
i dont think itll make much of a difference...
|By Hoo_29 (Hoo_29) on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 09:36 pm: Edit|
I have a funny story. Ok, my friend who graduated 2 years ago REALLY wanted to go to UNC out-of-state. But, she just didn't have the stats. She had a 1320 SAT and was in the top 10% of her class. Well, she applied ED(always helps). She is very sweet and social, and ended up sending brownies, cookies, etc. to the admissions office. She even drove up there to talk to them and express her passion for the university and outgoing personality. She ended up being deferred then waitlisted. She kept on plugging. Finally, she got accepted in July. Just a little secret, Adcoms hate to reject people they like. When her interviewer found out she got in, he actually called her and her mom to let everyone know. Never underestimate a little southern hospitality and a good personality.
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