Inquiring about application status

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Inquiring about application status

Post by MaFFGeeK » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:45 pm

I applied to 10 schools and so far I've only heard back from 4 of them (1 acceptance, 1 waitlist, and 2 rejections). At this point is it okay to email schools to ask about my application status? How should I word these emails to not come off as impatient or rude?

Would it be better to just wait it out for them to get back to me?

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Re: Inquiring about application status

Post by bfollinprm » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:53 pm

totally fine to ask now, they should have had a chance to look at your application. I would say that you're trying to decide which schools to visit, and want to know if they've made a decision.

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