Should I email my first choice

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Should I email my first choice

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:50 am

I have sent out applications to around 5 schools, but really only want to get into one. I wrote a good personal statement, but now that I am under review I really want to email them and let them know/reiterate that this is the perfect school for me: dream school, etc etc... Good idea? Bad idea?
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Re: Should I email school

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:I have sent out applications to around 5 schools, but really only want to get into one. I wrote a good personal statement, but now that I am under review I really want to email them and let them know that this is the perfect school for me: dream school, etc etc... Good idea? Bad idea?


At best, they put the email in your file, the Ad Comm actually reads it, and they give your application a mini +point.

At worst, you have a typo and they auto-ding you because someone in the office is having a bad day and is annoyed by your message.

I wouldn't do it; it will probably only hurt you.

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Re: Should I email my first choice

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:02 am

EncyclopediaOrange wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have sent out applications to around 5 schools, but really only want to get into one. I wrote a good personal statement, but now that I am under review I really want to email them and let them know that this is the perfect school for me: dream school, etc etc... Good idea? Bad idea?


At best, they put the email in your file, the Ad Comm actually reads it, and they give your application a mini +point.

At worst, you have a typo and they auto-ding you because someone in the office is having a bad day and is annoyed by your message.

I wouldn't do it; it will probably only hurt you.


Thanks for the input, guess I'm just freaking out that I might miss an opportunity. This waiting game does things to the mind....

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Re: Should I email my first choice

Postby sf2tx » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:48 pm

Last week I sent a Letter of Continued Interest to my first choice school, was asked to interview the next day and just got admitted today. I don't think it hurts at all. I just updated them with my summer work position, my interest in being in their city and wanting to go to their school even more now that I had been working. I had it as a separate attachment and had a supervisor check it for errors. Keep it to a page or less, but I was in your boat and wanted them to know I would commit were I admitted.

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Re: Should I email my first choice

Postby heregoeseverything » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:54 pm

Same - I emailed my #1 that I was in at a similarly ranked school and the #1 accepted me one day later. I just said, "I got in x, still want to attend your school. X wants a deposit very soon."

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Re: Should I email my first choice

Postby ladybug1989 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:44 pm

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Re: Should I email my first choice

Postby PeanutsNJam » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:21 pm

Email updating with new substantive developments like law review, awards, or other acceptances =\= email saying "sup I love you love me back please"

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Re: Should I email my first choice

Postby EncyclopediaOrange » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:39 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:Email updating with new substantive developments like law review, awards, or other acceptances =\= email saying "sup I love you love me back please"


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