Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

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thisislife49
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Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

Postby thisislife49 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:34 am

I happen to be taking a trip to the area of one of the schools I applied to. I haven't heard anything back from them yet. Would it be beneficial to stop by the University and introduce myself to anyone in the admissions department? I have read before that this has helped others, but is that really the case? If so, I assume business attire?

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dowu
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Re: Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

Postby dowu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:54 am

thisislife49 wrote:I happen to be taking a trip to the area of one of the schools I applied to. I haven't heard anything back from them yet. Would it be beneficial to stop by the University and introduce myself to anyone in the admissions department? I have read before that this has helped others, but is that really the case? If so, I assume business attire?

I probably wouldn't. You might inconvenience them and that risk is not worth the potential reward.

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Re: Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

Postby rwhyAn » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:55 am

Have you tried e-mailing and/or calling? I feel like showing up unannounced may put them on-the-spot, which I don't think would be beneficial to your application. It might not hurt your app, but I don't see how it can be beneficial.

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Re: Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

Postby riverwater » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:01 pm

Um, what?! I would definitely drop in, introduce yourself, and ask for a map or something so you can take a self-guided tour. Maybe someone notes that you stopped by, maybe not. But I don't think talking to a secretary for two minutes is going to be a burden on anyone.

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Re: Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

Postby dowu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:36 pm

riverwater wrote:Um, what?! I would definitely drop in, introduce yourself, and ask for a map or something so you can take a self-guided tour. Maybe someone notes that you stopped by, maybe not. But I don't think talking to a secretary for two minutes is going to be a burden on anyone.

R u n law school?

Admissions administrator /= $exretary

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Re: Is it worth it to go meet the admissions administrator?

Postby D2142 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:30 pm

thisislife49 wrote:I happen to be taking a trip to the area of one of the schools I applied to. I haven't heard anything back from them yet. Would it be beneficial to stop by the University and introduce myself to anyone in the admissions department? I have read before that this has helped others, but is that really the case? If so, I assume business attire?



I wouldn't show up unannounced unless the school has explicitly stated that they are ok with that. Some schools I have applied to preferred that I made an appointment, others said they had walk in hours where you were free to explore and meet people. I visited a school that was a stretch for me (below both medians) , ended up having an application update that day after I had left and got waitlisted the following week So it is def worth stopping by I would say.




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