ihurtmyselftoday wrote:Don't most schools give you until April 15th to accept their offer?
If the deadline is coming up, is the decision binding? If not you may be able to give that school a seat deposit while still waiting for word from Fordham. I may have to do the same for some of the schools I've applied to. But if/when I do, I'm going to put down that deposit with the belief that I will attend that school in the fall. I will mentally prepare to attend that school regardless of where I stand with the admissions office of the schools I'm waiting on. That way, in the event that I do get accepted from a hold/waitlist, it will come as a pleasant surprise. And if I get rejected, who cares? I wasn't counting on that acceptance anyway.
In other words, if you have to make your decision now, make it off the info you have and be happy. You shouldn't throw away a chance to attend your dream school simply because you are being impatient. But you also shouldn't set yourself up for disappointment by putting too much weight on that acceptance.
Good advice. The point is, you could have submitted your app in September. You chose to submit later. That's fine, but you have to recognize there are consequences to a late app, one of which is the high probability that you will have to put down a deposit at another school while waiting for an answer. This is Applications 101, it's really basic stuff. You're furious at a school for treating you how they said they would when you knew everything in advance. You have to get a grip on your emotions, realize that nobody owes you anything, everyone's doing the best they can, and this is just what happens when you submit late.
I know all to well that no one "owes me anything". But considering that I did pay them to review my application and make a decision, politeness or even acknowledgment doesn't seem like too much to ask.
After I applied, I didn't hear anything. I called two weeks later to see if they received my app - the person refused to look and told me to give it another week for an app acknowledgment. Called a week later - got the same response. E-mailed the following week (5 weeks after applying) and finally got a response with a status checker. No e-mails, updates, nothing since.
Every time I call I seem to reach some one that is either having a bad day or sick of students calling. I'm extremely polite and soft spoken on the phone (and in general). I usually apologize to the person for calling - though I shouldn't have to.
Patience was never my strong suit, but I wouldn't say that I'm "furious" with Fordham. However, the way I've been treated when I call combined with not receiving any communication, has made me extremely frustrated.