Unofficial offer via email?

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catleeeeen
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Unofficial offer via email?

Postby catleeeeen » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:34 pm

Has anyone ever received an unofficial offer of admission, i.e. an email telling you you have a spot, but asking you to confirm that you will be attending before sending a formal offer?

This has just happened to me, and it seems weird...

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Mullens » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:02 pm

catleeeeen wrote:Has anyone ever received an unofficial offer of admission, i.e. an email telling you you have a spot, but asking you to confirm that you will be attending before sending a formal offer?

This has just happened to me, and it seems weird...


This is pretty common because schools want to protect their yields

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Auxilio » Fri May 01, 2015 1:48 pm

I had a similar thing happen to one school regarding a scholarship offer. I think it is fairly common later in the cycle since they want to protect Yield rate, but also want to cross off a rejection as soon as possible to try and secure the next on the list.

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby strugglebus » Fri May 01, 2015 2:14 pm

Seems sketchy. Yet another casualty of USNWR.

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby UpandDown97 » Fri May 01, 2015 2:15 pm

What's the school?

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat May 02, 2015 1:02 pm

UpandDown97 wrote:What's the school?

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Poldy » Sat May 02, 2015 1:18 pm

The only "unofficial" offer I had was an email telling me I'd been accepted and that they wanted to let me know as soon as possible since it was so late in the cycle. An official admission packet came in the mail about a week later. I don't know about the whole "let us know if you'll actually come before we do anything official" email, that seems sketchy to me. I guess if it's from a reputable school it's probably nothing to worry about.

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sat May 02, 2015 1:54 pm

OP joined 2 years ago and this is their first post, woah

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby strugglebus » Sat May 02, 2015 4:45 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:OP joined 2 years ago and this is their first post, woah

that's some impressive lurking

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby cron1834 » Sat May 02, 2015 5:39 pm

This absolutely happens late in the cycle. Consider it an admit if you're willing and able to go without much $$.

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby dabigchina » Sat May 02, 2015 6:03 pm

guessing this is UVA?

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby cron1834 » Sat May 02, 2015 6:06 pm

dabigchina wrote:guessing this is UVA?

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby strugglebus » Sun May 03, 2015 7:17 pm

cron1834 wrote:
dabigchina wrote:guessing this is UVA?

thought they were "out of spots" or whatever ridiculousness they've gotten into this cycle

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun May 03, 2015 7:46 pm

strugglebus wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
dabigchina wrote:guessing this is UVA?

thought they were "out of spots" or whatever ridiculousness they've gotten into this cycle


That stuff is always bullshit

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby dabigchina » Mon May 04, 2015 2:27 am

strugglebus wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
dabigchina wrote:guessing this is UVA?

thought they were "out of spots" or whatever ridiculousness they've gotten into this cycle


I have no idea. I just know uva is notorious for playing games like this with their yield.

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby strugglebus » Mon May 04, 2015 12:15 pm

dabigchina wrote:
strugglebus wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
dabigchina wrote:guessing this is UVA?

thought they were "out of spots" or whatever ridiculousness they've gotten into this cycle


I have no idea. I just know uva is notorious for playing games like this with their yield.

yeah I would be not at all surprised if they do this

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Moneytrees » Mon May 04, 2015 1:53 pm

strugglebus wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote:OP joined 2 years ago and this is their first post, woah

that's some impressive lurking

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Re: Unofficial offer via email?

Postby Auxilio » Mon May 04, 2015 3:49 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
strugglebus wrote:
cron1834 wrote:
dabigchina wrote:guessing this is UVA?

thought they were "out of spots" or whatever ridiculousness they've gotten into this cycle


That stuff is always bullshit


Normally I would agree, but this is the school offering near full-tuition to some people if they defer a year.




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