bbsg wrote:So guys: my school is incompetent with handling snail mail. For example, my friend sent me a postcard from across the Atlantic on August 15th. She sent it along with a bunch of others to other friends located in the same city as me. They all received theirs by September 1st. I received mine October 30th.
I often have mail in my mailbox that's postmarked months previous to my receipt date. I was accepted by NYU in mid-Jan and still haven't received their decision letter. I've already complained to my school about this but they don't really do anything about it. "We go as fast as we can! All our mail staff are doing it as a minor part of their job."
So given Columbia's snail-mail tendencies, this is horrible. Anything I can do, you reckon? Will they email me rather than mail me since I'm in Canada, maybe?
I think I have a similar problem. I just received my Admitted Student Handbook via priority mail a couple of days ago (no postmark), but I still haven't received my NCE. Earlier, I also got an email about "Admitted Student Programs" that I posted about earlier in this thread. Chances are, you will get that or a similar email within a few days of your acceptance. But if you're really worried, I don't think there's any harm in calling the admissions office and asking if they can email you your decision because you are an international student, etc. Or maybe you can provide an alternate mailing address, like your permanent (parents') address? The worst they can do is say "No," right?
By the way, if your school is that slow about sorting mail, that's really bad. Time-sensitive stuff comes through the mail all the time. I'd be freaking out.