quickquestionthanks wrote: Temka wrote: Legally_Brunette wrote: CmonSD wrote:
Soooo according to the admissions office (as of today) a bulk of the decisions will go out mid-late april but it is still rolling admissions up until August.
I think that's ridiculous, and is almost enough to make me withdraw. If the school/admissions can not consider the students' best interests now, before they even enroll, that does not give me much optimism for the future with respect to how they treat students. Honestly, if applicants did their part to apply before the 1st of the year, then they should be given a decision before seat deposits are due at other schools. That would be the DECENT, respectful thing to do. Wow I'm irked.
(my file went complete December 15 and is not even listed as "In Review" or anything yet. The status still says "File Complete." Ridiculous.
That would be a real pity. The faculty and administration is obviously very nice and excited about the incoming class. It seemed clear from the ASD that they have admitted a group of students they would really like to see attend. I received my response in under 4 weeks and many people did as well. Other schools haven't given me the time of day, and I think I know what that means.
So if you do get a call in July to say that they have a spot, that means that out of the other couple thousand people that haven't been accepted, they want you the most. I know if my reaches (talking to you, UCLA) call me this summer, I'll gladly accept.
If I get a call in July, I will be insulted. It's one thing to be WAITLISTED and THEN get offered a seat late in the game - but USD has not even done that, which is the reason I'm annoyed.
Obviously USD is going to cater to the students who they accept initially (as would any school). For them to call me in July with a seat opening does not in any way mean that they "want me the most." That would make me feel like a second-rate admit, which is not exactly how you want that 5-10% of your class to feel on day 1. (give or take as to the percent of the incoming class comes from the waitlist).
So that's great. I'm glad they have been super nice to YOU, but all I'm saying is that they should treat every applicant with a certain decency/respect since we all took the same time and effort, and show the same amount of interest in applying to their school. Berkeley probably laughed at my applicant (okay, not really), but at least they sent me a timely, empathetic rejection letter. That's the least these schools can do - I mean, we did shell out for the applicant fee...
(honestly, I'm not bitter or anything toward you - congrats on your admit there - I'm just disenchanted with their admin. cycle)