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Communications [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2004, 01:22
I know this may be a silly question but do schools really pay attention to the subject matter and number of communications made with the school prior to applying?
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When corresponding with schools, it is a good idea to consider that everything you send in writing might be added to your folder. As long as the questions one presents are reasonable and conveyed in a professional manner, this should not be a major concern. However, it is obviously a bad idea to keep asking questions that are already clearly explained in the school's application and other information to applicants. If the subject matter you ask about is truly outlandish it might make the staff question your candidacy (e.g. I was a captive on an alien spacecraft from 2001-2002. Would this be considered full-time employment?)

Remember that the admissions staff exist to answer your questions, indeed if candidates stopped calling or writing the job would no longer be needed.

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Re: Communications [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2004, 12:23
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I know this may be a silly question but do schools really pay attention to the subject matter and number of communications made with the school prior to applying?


Hjort summed it up pretty well. If their interaction with you is outside the norm, it certainly could affect you chances. Also, always be polite and courteous to the clerical staff. Arrogance will get you an automatic ding.

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