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Wow. I would call again, hope for a different person and check the status again.
Called up UCLA. I love the response. This is my conversation transcript
Me: I am calling to find out why my application is on hold. I have sent out an email and I have received no reply.
UCLA: Please hold
I am kept on hold for 10 minutes, transferred to a technical agent, kept on hold again and then the fun begins
Me: Why is my application on hold? ucla: Ummmm... we don't know. let me look into your account. Actually let me open it up. What is your last name (WTF were you guys doing for the last twenty minutes?)
I hear voices in the background.. lots of key typing
ucla: ohhh..ummm.. ohhh.. ohh yes I got it. Everything is complete except for your TOEFL scores. Me: I completed 4 years of grad studies in USA. I do not need to give TOEFL. I already wrote that in my application. ucla: Correct. Yes, you do not need to submit TOEFL. me: then why is my application on hold? ucla: ohh wait... your application is complete and has been submitted for review...(this happens exactly in 2 seconds while the conversation continues) Me:..ummm, are you sure? Shouldnt I be getting an email that says my application status has changed? Are you positive that my application is under review? ucla: Yes.. (an emphatic Yes in my opinion). Your application is complete. Me: good to know. (I am still clueless how my application changed status so suddenly). Its comforting to know that it moved from on hold to under review so soon. Thank you very much.
I know UCLA is a wonderful school but their admissions office procedures take the cake in ineptness.
I still havent received any email that shows my application is complete. Heck! I cant even see my application status on their web-page. That was why I had called them up in the first place itself!!!!
i applied R1 as well. i submitted my application about 2 weeks ago. like some of you here, i didn't receive the 12 digit PIN number initially. i called the admissions office yesterday and the first guy told me my application was put on hold because one of my recommenders didn't submit her letter. i found that odd because she even showed me her confirmation notice. i called back and after some more probing, the guy said, "oh...you're right. sorry. we do have the letter. you will be receiving your 12 digit PIN/status email shortly." so afterwards i wondered, would my application still be considered a R1 app? i submitted it before the deadline, but it wasn't viewed as "complete" until yesterday (even though that wasn't even my fault!).
overall, i haven't been very impressed with anderson's student services. back in june, i tried scheduling an info session but got no response for several weeks. when they finally got back to me, it was too late (i had already left the LA area). so i get paired up with a student for a phone interview. this student put me on hold for 5 minutes. the reason? because his girlfriend called! wth. i just didn't think it was very professional.
but there's probably no point to this spiel....as i would gladly accept to attend anderson if they offered me admission. haha!
rampup: I feel your pain. I've been contacting UCLA since July and never got a word back for any of my emails trying to set up a visit. In the end, through sheer luck and zakk's help here on GMATClub, I was able to contact some students and alum (who were able to help me TREMENDOUSLY) and do my 2 visits. Anderson is a great school that's mired down by their horrible marketing campaign (or lack thereof). But like everyone else, I would gladly go there if they accept me.
I am working on my UCLA essays now. How many words were you able to fit in 1 page. My 2-page family essay is at 1000 words using Times Roman - 10 font, 0.9'' borders and double spacing.
Is this acceptable? What did you guys use? I saw polobrute's post on the same issue on the 1st page of this thread, but he used 1.5 spacing. I recall that the instruction for this year indicates double spacing.