Total Silence from Stanford?

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NYC2013
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Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby NYC2013 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:30 pm

So I applied to Stanford earlier december and haven't gotten anything since my initial application email, not even an application complete notification. I'm not very optimistic about my chances (in fact I'm sure I'll be rejected but figured I'd give it a shot) so it's not a big deal to me, but have other people gotten more emails from them?

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Kronk
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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby Kronk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:32 pm

They're waiting for you to just. go. away.

aad
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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby aad » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:35 pm

I actually think this is an interesting question. I applied around the same time. For those of us in this boat, does it look like we have a shot still or are we likely going to end up rejected/waitlisted?

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BioEBear2010
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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:37 pm

They are a quiet school. I've heard that many people never received a "complete" e-mail from them. You could always e-mail the admissions office and ask if your application has been processed and is complete.

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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby TaiRuiJin » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:39 pm

A lot of people last year didn't hear from them until 4/15 or 5/1. First notice. It seems most of those were WL/Rejection, but I have a friend who heard from them 5/1 (WL) and actually was accepted off the waitlist in July.

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Kronk
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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby Kronk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:44 pm

Yeah I think that only about half or less of the acceptances have gone out thus far. But if I haven't heard by April, I will assume a WL.

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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby BenJ » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:44 pm

Kronk wrote:Yeah I think that only about half or less of the acceptances have gone out thus far. But if I haven't heard by April, I will assume a WL.


Yup. Also, we currently have no evidence for any non-URMs admitted to Stanford since 2/1. They're just relaxed and slow about admissions. Which is fine with me; schools with rapid turnarounds make me more nervous.

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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby njskatchmo » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:04 pm

I have not received any emails for stanford other than application receipt and reply to an email i sent them asking if my dean's cert arrived.

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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby queue » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:48 pm

Amazingly, while reading this post this afternoon my SLS Application Complete email arrived. I applied last minute, for what it's worth.

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Re: Total Silence from Stanford?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:51 pm

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