|By Cu2007 (Cu2007) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:15 am: Edit|
I called UM Admissions Office yesterday just to check my status, and one officer told me that the decision was sent out today but he can't tell me on phone... From what I know they tell admission decisions on phone... Aren't they not telling me because I am rejected or deferred?
BTW my stats are
580 W, 790 MATH IIC, 780 Chem
Good Essay, extracurricular.
Also, if I am accepted, will I be able to make honors?
Thank you so much!
|By Celerystalksme (Celerystalksme) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 09:57 am: Edit|
huh...that is sorta strange cuz they should have told you on the phone.
i guess it's possible that this person is just misinformed in to thinking that telling decisions over the phone is a no-no...
cross you fingers and hope that's the case...
|By Ozmaweez7 (Ozmaweez7) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 05:19 pm: Edit|
they wont tell you on the phone
i did the same thing in november - called, asked about status, they said decision was sent out but it was their policy that they dont give decisions over the phone - i got it about 2 days later and i was accepted
|By Celerystalksme (Celerystalksme) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
that's not true...they told me over the phone...
this story is amusing in retrospect...
when i finally decided to transfer to michigan, i turned in all my stuff WAY late...way past the deadline. so i was quite worried. after some time, i decided to call to see if everything was ok.
the person that picked up the phone was little more than a receptionist...when i inquired about my admissions status she offered to give an email address for whoever was reviewing my app. so i emailed...no reply after a few days. so i freaked out..called again...
this time, a different receptionist at the admissions office transferred me to the phone of um's assistant director of admissions. i got his voicemail...didn't know what the hell to say so i hung up.
after i figured out what to say, i let several hours pass...called back, asked to be transferred (since i knew his name, i just simply asked to be transferred)...and was all set to leave my rehearsed message.
i figured he's probably the type of person that rarely picks up his phone and just waits and listens to messages.
to my utter horror, he picked up! i started rambling about how late my stuff was...and about how i really wanted to move back home and go to UM...about how i grew up in ann arbor...and about how miserable i was at my current school...and about how stellar my HS record and first year at harvard were...so i was hoping my late app wouldn't hurt too much...and how i was dying to know the decision regarding my app. rehearsed speech completely out the window!
after i finally stopped to catch my breath, he said he'd be glad to tell me whats going on if i give him my UMID. so i did...and he said something to the effect of, "we just sent the letter a couple days ago. so you should be getting the good news any day now!"
i was like, "i got in? my stuff was like weeks late and i got in?!?!"
and he said, "congratulations!"
i think i may have thanked him...but i may have just hung up on him! LOL!
|By Celerystalksme (Celerystalksme) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:17 pm: Edit|
in any case, if you want to know the name or uniqname of the assistant director of admissions that helped me out, email me.
he was really really nice!
|By Ozmaweez7 (Ozmaweez7) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 08:28 pm: Edit|
it may not be true in your case, but in my case this is what happened with me so to the original poster - fear not! just because they wouldnt tell you doesnt mean anything about your decision
besides from your story sounds like you were a transfer student, so policies may differ from the freshman process
|By Goblue2008 (Goblue2008) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 10:24 pm: Edit|
Wow, you left Harvard for UM? How did that happen?
|By Hnbui (Hnbui) on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 11:07 pm: Edit|
CU2007 when did you sent in your apps?
|By Celerystalksme (Celerystalksme) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 10:33 am: Edit|
well...here's my story...
my mom had pushed for harvard since i was born. so when i got accepted, i just went...despite the fact that we're not a rich family...and i didn't get as much financial aid i wanted.
at first, me and mom both thought 'no big deal'...everyone goes into debt...it'll be fine...just go to harvard.
so i got there. and i felt TOTALLY out of place. it's not a mecca of higher education...the glow about harvard, that lasts through the campus visit, wears off quickly. there are a lot of kids from well-to-do families...and there are a lot of well connected kids...and the environment is completely depressing. not a SINGLE person i met at harvard wanted to be there! everyone just talks about surviving and making it out as quickly as possible. everyone just wants to leave!!! harvard is a chore to most people there. and so many kids there seem so socially awkward...it's not some ivy league stereotype...it's the truth. parties were few and far between...and weren't anything to write home about...and people have this anti-social, i'll-kill-you-if-i-have-to attitude...
but more than anything else, it was the complaining. no wants to be at harvard. and they complain complain complain. it really starts to wear you down...you just want to tell them to STFU! all the complaining casts a dismal mood over the whole place.
i was just so dispirited...and miserable. i wasn't making any friends. i was just sitting around studying or wasting time on the computer. every minute of every day i was doing one or the other.
during semester break, i started to think, "well, hell...why am i accumulating $100,000 of debt to be miserable? i could be going to michigan for practically free of off scholarships!"
so i made the decision to transfer and broke the news to my mom. she was frickin horrified! she was convinced that i must be failing at harvard to want out! i had to actually show her my grades on harvards FAS online registar site.
finally convinced her that i just wanted to get out cuz i wasn't enjoying myself...and i thought college should be a time to have fun as well as get an education.
so that was that...took me a while for me to get my app in cuz my courseload was keeping me busy and because i'm a procrastinator by nature...
but i'm here now...and lemme tell ya, it is a relief to be here after my two semesters at harvard.
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