International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Luis Gomez » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:39 pm

I didn't apply to NYU but I have received most of my decisions over the phone. Some Deans don't mind calling overseas.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby ankit » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:34 pm

parker09 wrote:
bluedolphins wrote:So NYU makes international phone calls to inform admitted students?


I think I can answer this from what I've read in the NYU 2010 (or whatever it's called) thread: NYU doesn't call you, but if you're wondering about your status, you can call them and it seems like if you get a nice person, he/she'll tell you whether or not you have a decision (though he/she won't tell you what it is).


That's right....though I'm hoping that since my decision was sent in the first batch, its good news. Of course I cant be sure until I see that big purple envelope in the mail! :)

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby bluedolphins » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:03 pm

Saya wrote:
bluedolphins wrote:
Saya wrote:At least Stanford and Berkeley do email. I don't know if I could stand the snail mail wait if I knew a decision was already made.
But neither Stanford or Berkeley has sent out any email yet, have they?
Neither. :cry: I'm hoping Berkeley's will come this month, but I don't think Stanford's will until the new year. Does Stanford send out acceptance/rejection letters after the email? I thought only Berkeley was 100% electronic correspondence.


Looks like Berkeley is sending out emails today, according to the Berkeley thread.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:02 am

Hah, well, given the email news from Berkeley and lack of email in my inbox... I'm starting to realize that the reason I'm not hearing from places may not JUST be because I'm overseas (as nice of an excuse as that was)... it's also highly likely I'm just plain not getting in. Hah!

Reality bites.

*jumps into water, starts swimming out to the USS: Bitter Pessimism*

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:40 am

My cycle so far:
--Virginia e-mailed me my rejection
--Alabama called my parents and then e-mailed me. Acceptance packet went to my parents.
--Georgia via status checker. Letter came in the mail to me.
--Iowa e-mailed my acceptance. They sent the acceptance letter FedEx. I think it was special because I had to confirm my address with someone outside the admissions office at the university.

That's all I know so far. I have a letter pending from W&L, and I assume its coming to my address abroad because its been a week and my parents haven't received it (and everyone else in the world seems to have).

Overall I'm not worried. I'm going back to the US for two months in February. As long as I have decisions by then I will be happy. I put my end date at 12/31/09 for my current address.

Also, I think it'd be cool for people to post where they are. Some people have but I think we all should.

I'm in Taiwan. I'll be traveling in the spring in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Anyone want to grab a beer?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby ontologyfail » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:57 pm

Internet in my apartment went out :evil: After the teachers' lounge closes at night/on the weekends, the only place I can go in my town for wifi is the McDonalds. Ugh. So so so hoping to get an envelope from Gtown tomorrow.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:15 pm

BU, RD
Complete 10/16
Accepted via email on 12/10 (since I was abroad-- they usually make phone call)
Admit packet and letter apparently in the mail (they didn't specify what kind of mail it was being sent)

Email text included: "Today we called admitted students to inform them of the Admissions Committee’s decision. Since you are currently in [African country], we couldn’t wait to tell you this good news and decided to share it with you via this informal email. Your official admission letter and packet are on the way to your address in [Africa]. If you do not receive this package, then please contact me at gitelson@bu.edu and I will send a new one."

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:10 am

Cool. Congrats Parker!

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Bikeflip » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:28 am

Colorado didn't want to ED me :( Sent to my house back in the states.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby daniel5215 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:43 am

anyone know does BC use regular mail or courier service for international applicants?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:50 am

W&L sent me a letter on 12/4. I received it in Taiwan 12/14. Regular Airmail from the US. At least it was an acceptance!

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Saya » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:57 am

Unadilla Kayaker wrote:W&L sent me a letter on 12/4. I received it in Taiwan 12/14. Regular Airmail from the US. At least it was an acceptance!
Congrats! :D 10 days isn't bad at all!

Bikeflip wrote:Colorado didn't want to ED me :( Sent to my house back in the states.
:( I'm sorry to hear that. But maybe they'll want to RD you!

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby lilybeth » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:28 am

So far I got in at:
Georgetown 12/9, regular decision, went to my parents' house
Wash & Lee 12/8, regular decision, went to my parents' house
William & Mary 11/27, same as above, also saw it status checker
Fordham 11/25, regular decision, by e-mail

Since my address abroad changes on a monthly basis, I figured the safest way was to have things mailed back home. (I do miss the thrill of opening my own big envelopes, though...)

Waiting on the rest (like UVA, Duke, Cornell, GWU Ed) and obsessively checking status updates...

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Luis Gomez » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:37 pm

Alabama sent me an e-mail to inform me that I was admitted and the decition mailed to me. I love when schools actually informe you the ocntent of the letter and not only that it has been sent to you.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby screenymcgee » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:33 am

hi. i live in europe, and i got into penn via status checker yesterday - looks like they may not do international calls/emails.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby ankit » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:45 am

screenymcgee wrote:hi. i live in europe, and i got into penn via status checker yesterday - looks like they may not do international calls/emails.


Hey...thanks for the heads up! I was wondering whether they would.

Can you tell me what your status checker says now? And when did you go under committee review?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby screenymcgee » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:00 am

ankit wrote:
screenymcgee wrote:hi. i live in europe, and i got into penn via status checker yesterday - looks like they may not do international calls/emails.


Hey...thanks for the heads up! I was wondering whether they would.

Can you tell me what your status checker says now? And when did you go under committee review?


sure - it says "Offer of Admission," and there is information at the top of the page about information being sent by post. i applied in mid october, and my last under review update was on 11/17

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby ankit » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:20 am

Anybody in Asia receive the NYU acceptance packet as yet? They told me it was mailed out around the 4th, but I still haven't received it.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:26 am

Waitlisted at UVA and Penn yesterday via email and status checker... but I think they do that for all WLs/rejections (the email part), not just non-US-addresses.

*sigh*

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Luis Gomez » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:47 pm

I found about $$$ from FSU through an e-mail. I love it when schools answer through e-mail.

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby ontologyfail » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:43 pm

In at Chicago ED!

Because online law apps rarely have enough space for international phone numbers, I sent the same generic email to every school I applied to, saying 'this is my french phone number, good till such and such a date, if you want a us contact, call my father at this number...' Chicago actually took me up on it, so they called him and he emailed me. Getting drunk on excellent French wine to celebrate is so much cheaper when actually in France :D

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:06 pm

ontologyfail wrote:In at Chicago ED!

Because online law apps rarely have enough space for international phone numbers, I sent the same generic email to every school I applied to, saying 'this is my french phone number, good till such and such a date, if you want a us contact, call my father at this number...' Chicago actually took me up on it, so they called him and he emailed me. Getting drunk on excellent French wine to celebrate is so much cheaper when actually in France :D



That's so awesome! Congrats!

And good plan on the heads-up to law schools... Good thing my bad news = email standard for everyone.
I don't get why schools don't call international. I mean, it can't cost THAT much, and requires dialing just a few extra digits...

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby parker09 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:14 pm

Luis Gomez wrote:I found about $$$ from FSU through an e-mail. I love it when schools answer through e-mail.


That's awesome... congrats!

Was email standard, or did you specially email them to ask?

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby ontologyfail » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:56 pm

parker09 wrote:
ontologyfail wrote:In at Chicago ED!

Because online law apps rarely have enough space for international phone numbers, I sent the same generic email to every school I applied to, saying 'this is my french phone number, good till such and such a date, if you want a us contact, call my father at this number...' Chicago actually took me up on it, so they called him and he emailed me. Getting drunk on excellent French wine to celebrate is so much cheaper when actually in France :D



That's so awesome! Congrats!

And good plan on the heads-up to law schools... Good thing my bad news = email standard for everyone.
I don't get why schools don't call international. I mean, it can't cost THAT much, and requires dialing just a few extra digits...


Thanks! I would imagine that international applicants getting into schools that make calls represents such a small number every year, it would only take a few bad experiences for a school to get turned off from doing so. Time differences, bad call quality, getting voicemail instructions in scary foreign languages... Even I try to avoid making international calls unless I'm sure of what's going to happen :lol:

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Re: International/Currently Abroad "IWantMyDecision!" Thread

Postby Moba » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:51 am

In at Georgetown, RD, they sent the letter by FEDEX on Dec. 21




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