def2104 wrote:Hey all, I'm in Japan and completely understand your feelings. Especially since if I do want to contact any admissions offices I have to do it between midnight and 7am. It's really annoying. So far
Cornell EA: Received e-mail acceptance 12/15, and packet in the mail 2 weeks later.
Michigan RD: Received UPS accpetance package 1/12, postmarked only 6 days before.
CLS: Received deferral letter 3 weeks after (~1/5) they scanned and e-mailed it to me on 12/14
As for the schools that typically call first, Berkeley, Penn, etc I am most terrified about these. I just don't know what to expect/do.
Michigan definitely wins for "mailing stuff on time" cause they use a courier-ed service (I forget if it's UPS or DHL or Fedex, but it's one of that type). Georgetown did that too and it took under a week, but I'm not giving it the first prize cause they only sent a little envelope, not an actual packet.
Duke and Vandy and BU all took 4-5 weeks to arrive for me... (I'm in Africa, so 3-5 weeks is pretty typical)
I know somewhere I read that Dean Tom doesn't do international phone calls, but I think Berkeley will send a follow-up email and status checker will say the decision. I was waitlisted to Penn via email, but I also thiiiiiiiink they'll send an email and status checker will show the decision for all decisions? I think most calling-first schools will send an email or something. The non-calling-first schools (Michigan, Vandy) will... make you wait 3-5 weeks for the unknown-decision mailing.