sgtgrumbles wrote:Paranoid question: Before submitting my app earlier this week, I called Michigan and asked if I could submit with one LOR processed and one on the way and have them hold off on reviewing my app until the second arrives. A very friendly and helpful admissions person told me that was a totally routine request and wouldn't be a problem. However, after submitting I emailed to confirm that this was alright and was told that they couldn't hold an application for an additional letter once it was complete, but that the apps typically take three to four weeks "to process," so my letter would be added to my file prior to review if it arrives relatively soon. Does this mean that it will take three to four weeks for my app to go complete and that I have all of that time to wait for the letter to get in? Or that it will take three to four weeks to render a decision? I thought I'd be fine, but now I'm very nervous that my app will only be reviewed with one (work supervisor) LOR. The email responder added that I could have my prof email them his letter to cut out waiting time, but I'm reluctant to bug him again.
In short, how long have people waited between submitting their application and receiving a decision?
Well, to the best of my knowledge none of us have received a decision yet. I submitted over two weeks ago and am still yet to get a status checker from them, just an email confirming that a status checker would be coming eventually. So you've definetely got time.