theoptimist17 wrote:So, I know this line was in the pdf that was sent to Reserve candidates: "It is not possible for candidates on Reserve to have an interview with the Dean of Admissions or make an appearance before the Admissions Committee." Does this mean we're discouraged from trying to visit the school to show interest?
I visited yesterday, kind of a big deal since I'm from literally across the US. The receptionist wouldn't let me get past her. Maybe I'm not "hard" enough, but that was my experience. Honestly not sure if it was even worth visiting. Wrote my name on the visitor check in list. If you live in NYC, I say go, otherwise unless you're there for other schools (like me) or another reason, idk if I would go.
live in nyc and have visited three times. never have I made it beyond the receptionist, and on the spectrum between complete push-over and hard, I'm resting bitch face incarnate meets Miranda Priestly on a fire-breathing dragon with Daenarys.
They don't care. If you visit you'll have to make it worthwhile and only then will you be able to make the visit mean something to the adcom. In other words try to meet with leaders within student groups, people from your undergrad, visit a class, etc. and then write a LOCI telling them about it. I don't think it takes more than a visit to show serious interest, especially if you're from so far away. Write about the visit!