OasisFan wrote:jmoc2009 wrote:DMNeece wrote:Since I was deffered (combined with numbers on the low side) ...Would my chances greatly increase if I changed to PT?
you could ask to be considered for both ft and pt.
Don't do that! I applied ED to only SMU's Part-Time program, then after a little while I panic'ed and asked them to change it to FT/PT with my preference being PT. I ended up getting "held for further review" because SMU neglected to tell me that regardless of preference, the protocol is that the application goes to the FT adcomm first and a decision is made, then it goes to the PT adcomm after that. So the FT adcomm deferred me and it never got to the PT committee for early decision, so now i'm stuck in limbo for a little while longer.
yeah but dmneece would be the opposite...he/she applied full-time so is already going through the ft review regardlesss. i would think if that doesnt work out they will send it over for pt review (if he/she requests) rather than going right to sending a rejection letter. (let's hope it doesnt get to that though!) just my two cents...it can't hurt to call and ask or set up an appointment if you havent been to visit yet. these are the things the staff is for!