dakatz wrote:Honestly, the longer the wait is, the more optimistic I'm getting. Lots of (quite possibly inept) folks in admissions keep saying about mail backups and screwups getting stuff out. Would they be saying all that if we were all just getting rejection or WL emails? How could there possibly be this kind of delay if it was just a round of emails? There must be something going out hard copy. I hope whoever in the admissions office said that all rejections/WL's are emails is on the low end of the G-Town admissions ineptitude scale.
You've never dealt with an IT department maybe - they are notorius for taking forever to do things such as send e-blasts (other emergency projects always pop up, I've waited a month for something that normally takes a day)
Look, could be anything - maybe they were going to ding us, ran the list by the Dean and he said, literally, "Are you on crack - you're throwing out all our URM's/splitters/etc???" and made them go back and find 10% to keep/WL or something. Who knows.
But I wouldn't keep calling. A week is not long in the life of an office - it may feel like forever to us, but it's like after I've interviewed people for jobs, they call the next week, then again - sometimes it just takes a month or more when you told them you'd be deciding the next week - it just happens, and you appreciate them not just calling and calling.