MissMaroon wrote:I have been placed on the SEO waitlist, and I'm supposedly supposed to receive a decision by March 22nd. However, the strangest part of this is that I was never invited for an interview... Does anyone know how this could be?
Also, does anyone have a phone number I can call to speak to someone from SEO? I could not find one on the website. I am on "reserve" at Cornell and "hold" at Chicago, and I think it's important for SEO to know this before they reject me. I haven't been accepted to a T-14 yet, but knowing I could be a heartbeat away from it could push them to invite me to interview, right?
I'm not sure if calling them would be a good idea to go about updating them with that information, as opposed to e-mailing them.
First of all, you would be depending on the person who picks up the phone to update your file for you, whereas if you email, there will be a written record for both you and SEO.
Second, there is a reason they don't make their phone number easily available - it's probably to keep unnecessary and anxiety-ridden calls from applicants to a minimum.
So IMHO, I think you'd be better off emailing them a letter describing your reserve and hold decisions, maybe with a line or two expressing your continued interest in the program.