rockthelaw wrote:tesoro wrote:A meeting is useful if you have relevant questions. The admissions officer will not even let you share your name or background to ensure that nothing you say will contribute at all to your application or chances. So if you go to their office, make sure you have a purpose in doing so or you're wasting your time.
Wow. So you went to the office and met with someone, but that someone wouldn't let you share any personally identifying information with them?
There were no introductions. I could have forced one, but there was no purpose. I offered to give a little background to put my visit in context and was quickly cut off and requested to jump right to any specific questions I had. Eventually, the content of the discussion led to my telling a little background about myself but it was purely incidental.
Expect a meeting to be informative and nothing more. It's worthwhile, because they are much more frank and up-front when you discuss things in person.
H. E. Pennypacker wrote:Has everyone else that met with an admissions rep found this to be the case? Wouldn't they have to know your name if you set up an appointment? Or did you just show up one day?
I requested an appointment on a certain day, and a certain admissions officer responded to my e-mail asking me to stop by between 9-5 and say the adcomm's name at the reception desk. There was no exchange of personal information in setting up the appointment.