How long to wait?

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whsy
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How long to wait?

Postby whsy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:25 pm

I submitted my negotiation letter to a TT school two weeks ago... the Dean got back to me a last week saying he would forward my letter to the committee to decide (this seems to be the standard statement for quite a few schools). It has been a week now... how long should I wait before following up?

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Re: How long to wait?

Postby spleenworship » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:19 pm

whsy wrote:I submitted my negotiation letter to a TT school two weeks ago... the Dean got back to me a last week saying he would forward my letter to the committee to decide (this seems to be the standard statement for quite a few schools). It has been a week now... how long should I wait before following up?



When are the deadlines for your schools?

I'd contact them again a week beforehand.

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Re: How long to wait?

Postby whsy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:05 pm

spleenworship wrote:
whsy wrote:I submitted my negotiation letter to a TT school two weeks ago... the Dean got back to me a last week saying he would forward my letter to the committee to decide (this seems to be the standard statement for quite a few schools). It has been a week now... how long should I wait before following up?



When are the deadlines for your schools?

I'd contact them again a week beforehand.


Deadline is april 1st for a school I'm considering. I'm really hoping not to have to pay multiple deposits as I sit waiting for a response. I emailed the school in follow up last week after 10 days of waiting, and they have not responded. What do you guys think I should do?

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Re: How long to wait?

Postby DorthyMantooth » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:13 pm

I'm sitting in the same position and would like to know as well.

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Re: How long to wait?

Postby spleenworship » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:18 pm

whsy wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
whsy wrote:I submitted my negotiation letter to a TT school two weeks ago... the Dean got back to me a last week saying he would forward my letter to the committee to decide (this seems to be the standard statement for quite a few schools). It has been a week now... how long should I wait before following up?



When are the deadlines for your schools?

I'd contact them again a week beforehand.


Deadline is april 1st for a school I'm considering. I'm really hoping not to have to pay multiple deposits as I sit waiting for a response. I emailed the school in follow up last week after 10 days of waiting, and they have not responded. What do you guys think I should do?


I'd call next Monday and tell them you need a decision within 3 days. Be polite though and use the word please. You can even be a little apologetic.

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Re: How long to wait?

Postby whsy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:05 pm

I'd call next Monday and tell them you need a decision within 3 days. Be polite though and use the word please. You can even be a little apologetic.[/quote]

Thanks, I think that's what I'll do. This is definitely a turn off though, the lack of response is definitely a turn off though...

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Re: How long to wait?

Postby spleenworship » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:20 pm

whsy wrote:
Thanks, I think that's what I'll do. This is definitely a turn off though, the lack of response is definitely a turn off though...


and it should be. That said, though, the people who pissed me off the most ended up being the school I went to. Don't fall for the idea that the admin/admissions offices have anything to do with how well you will like the school, the faculty, or your classmates.




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