Leaving the country- notify admissions?

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cmk
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Leaving the country- notify admissions?

Postby cmk » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:09 pm

I am heading to South America in a few weeks and will be there until April 1st. I have so far only received admissions decisions from 2 of the 15 schools I've applied to. Should I inform all the other admissions offices that I will be out of the country? I'm going to a pretty remote area (no phone access), but I should be able to check my email at least once a week at an internet cafe in a nearby town to where I'm staying. My mom has already agreed to be on top of all postal correspondence from schools and email me with any updates. Thoughts?

Thanks!

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Re: Leaving the country- notify admissions?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Why would you need to tell them if you are already checking your email weekly and your mother is checking your mail?

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Re: Leaving the country- notify admissions?

Postby cmk » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:15 pm

Don't some schools contact applicants via telephone? I just don't want any problems if an admissions office tries to call my cell phone and gets the extended absence "I'm out of the country" greeting. Or am I completely off base and it wouldn't even matter?

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Re: Leaving the country- notify admissions?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:19 pm

cmk wrote:Don't some schools contact applicants via telephone? I just don't want any problems if an admissions office tries to call my cell phone and gets the extended absence "I'm out of the country" greeting. Or am I completely off base and it wouldn't even matter?


It won't matter. They aren't going to revoke your acceptance just because your phone doesn't work for a little while.

If you really are paranoid about it, email the admissions offices and tell them you won't be available by phone until April, but there is no need to.

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Re: Leaving the country- notify admissions?

Postby cmk » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:31 pm

That's what I figured. Thanks for the reassurance!




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