Call from Director of Admissions?

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Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:54 am

So I received a call from a school's Director of Admissions today, but I missed it. She left me a message with her name, title and phone number but no explanation!? What does this mean...? I have to wait until tomorrow, but could I possibly have been accepted only two weeks after applying? Or might there be some problem? My online status says nothing... just wanted your thoughts!

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:55 am

superhopefulwoo wrote:So I received a call from a school's Director of Admissions today, but I missed it. She left me a message with her name, title and phone number but no explanation!? What does this mean...? I have to wait until tomorrow, but could I possibly have been accepted only two weeks after applying? Or might there be some problem? My online status says nothing... just wanted your thoughts!

Some schools call people to let them know they've been admitted (although they'd usually leave a message)

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:58 am

You mean they'd leave a message saying I was accepted? It was so cryptic - no explanation, just saying she's the Director of the school calling and would like me to call back.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:59 am

superhopefulwoo wrote:You mean they'd leave a message saying I was accepted? It was so cryptic - no explanation, just saying she's the Director of the school calling and would like me to call back.

Could be a phone interview. Can't tell you much without knowing what school.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:59 am

Local school - Hawaii!

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby dowu » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:00 am

superhopefulwoo wrote:You mean they'd leave a message saying I was accepted? It was so cryptic - no explanation, just saying she's the Director of the school calling and would like me to call back.

I'd bet you're in. They don't call to deny people. Lol

"Hello, this is dean x."
"Oh hi dean x."
"Yeah, so unfortunately we are denying your app to our school."
"Oh okay, well thank you for letting me know."
"You're welcome. Have a nice day."


Imagine how awkward that would be?

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:05 am

Oh gosh, that would be terrible lol.

Well, I just thought that's a little fast... I mean I think I have a solid application.. but still! But what other reason would a Director directly call me?

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby TripTrip » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:07 am

superhopefulwoo wrote:Local school - Hawaii!

Then it was an acceptance call. You're way the hell over both 75ths.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:05 am

That would be nice haha... Since its after hours should I call and leave a message or just call in the morning? I just don't want to mess up anything by making the wrong move

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby B90 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:04 am

superhopefulwoo wrote:That would be nice haha... Since its after hours should I call and leave a message or just call in the morning? I just don't want to mess up anything by making the wrong move


DO NOT call now and leave a message. That would be the equivalent of drunk dialing. Wait until an hour or so after they open tomorrow and call then. Take several deep breaths before you pickup the phone.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby Ti Malice » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:18 am

TripTrip wrote:
superhopefulwoo wrote:Local school - Hawaii!

Then it was an acceptance call. You're way the hell over both 75ths.


Yep.

Also, there's no problem with calling as soon as the law school opens. That's what you should do, actually.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby B90 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:03 am

Ti Malice wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
superhopefulwoo wrote:Local school - Hawaii!

Then it was an acceptance call. You're way the hell over both 75ths.


Yep.

Also, there's no problem with calling as soon as the law school opens. That's what you should do, actually.


The advice to wait was so she had time to breathe. I was anticipating hyperventilating the minute the office opened. :wink:

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby Ti Malice » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:14 am

B90 wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
superhopefulwoo wrote:Local school - Hawaii!

Then it was an acceptance call. You're way the hell over both 75ths.


Yep.

Also, there's no problem with calling as soon as the law school opens. That's what you should do, actually.


The advice to wait was so she had time to breathe. I was anticipating hyperventilating the minute the office opened. :wink:


Ah, that's fair. It's way too late, and studying for exams is melting my brain. It's definitely good to make sure you don't surrender all dignity when you call.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:18 pm

So I can't reach this lady, and I left one message - is this normal...? I hate waiting!

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby dowu » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:20 pm

superhopefulwoo wrote:So I can't reach this lady, and I left one message - is this normal...? I hate waiting!

Lol outted for being aspie.

Of course it's normal. Leave a message and then hang tight. That's all you can do, really.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby PickMe! » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:20 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
superhopefulwoo wrote:You mean they'd leave a message saying I was accepted? It was so cryptic - no explanation, just saying she's the Director of the school calling and would like me to call back.

I'd bet you're in. They don't call to deny people. Lol

"Hello, this is dean x."
"Oh hi dean x."
"Yeah, so unfortunately we are denying your app to our school."
"Oh okay, well thank you for letting me know."
"You're welcome. Have a nice day."


Imagine how awkward that would be?


Bu...But wait. (voice cracking) What did I do wrong ? Lol.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby hoogs23 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:34 pm

i got a call from a dean saying I was waitlisted. is that normal?

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby dowu » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:42 pm

hoogs23 wrote:i got a call from a dean saying I was waitlisted. is that normal?

Possibly an attempt to gauge the chances of you attending.

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby wert3813 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:13 pm

The call was AN ACCEPTANCE! Woohoo - there's one :)

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:19 pm

superhopefulwoo wrote:The call was AN ACCEPTANCE! Woohoo - there's one :)

Congratulations. Money?

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Re: Call from Director of Admissions?

Postby superhopefulwoo » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:23 am

Thank you! And well, I'll find out by March 1st... I'm crossing my fingers :)




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