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Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby benjamin5rr » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:23 pm

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txadv11
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Re: Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby txadv11 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:27 pm

What is the email address format? Also what are you wanting to say?

If it was admissions@xyz.edu then I'd reconsider.
If it was deansmith@xyz.edu then it is probably worth replying, if you have something important to say.

To get back to the main question, no, I wouldn't reply, and if I did, I'd keep it short and sweet, like 100 words or less.

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Re: Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby ahduth » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:30 pm

txadv11 wrote:What is the email address format? Also what are you wanting to say?

If it was admissions@xyz.edu then I'd reconsider.
If it was deansmith@xyz.edu then it is probably worth replying, if you have something important to say.

To get back to the main question, no, I wouldn't reply, and if I did, I'd keep it short and sweet, like 100 words or less.


I don't think a thank you note will hurt you at all. The admissions address is still answered by a human being. bob.jones@xyz.edu is probably directly to the dean themselves.

Either way it's polite and friendly. There's absolutely no downside.

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Re: Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby hokie » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:30 pm

there was a thread recently discussing exactly this (but referred to letter's of interest not acceptance). It is definitely not necessary, but I don't see why it would be inappropriate. It is your prerogative, and if you have questions to ask, I say go for it. Unless you made some inappropriate off-color joke or something, I don't think it will leave a bad impression. GL and congrats on the acceptance!

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Re: Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby benjamin5rr » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:43 pm

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Re: Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby benjamin5rr » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:45 pm

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Re: Replying to personalized email from schools

Postby ahduth » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:50 pm

benjamin5rr wrote:
hokie wrote:there was a thread recently discussing exactly this (but referred to letter's of interest not acceptance). It is definitely not necessary, but I don't see why it would be inappropriate. It is your prerogative, and if you have questions to ask, I say go for it. Unless you made some inappropriate off-color joke or something, I don't think it will leave a bad impression. GL and congrats on the acceptance!


Thank you. No, I wouldn't risk my reputation just to sound cute by making jokes...


I crack jokes with the admissions people all the time. They seem to enjoy it - seems like most of the callers they get are rather... uptight... nervous... or something.




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