The people who answer the phones certainly do a lot of the filing, and could probably "accidently" misplace your file if you really really annoyed them. Not that they would ever do that...MNgrrl said:For the most part, the people answering the phones in the admissions offices are NOT the same people that ultimately make a decision on your application. So, you may not make best friends with the admissions staff, but unless you are rude, it won't hurt you, but it might help to show your enthusiasm.
Yeah, you never tick off the administrative assistants... they can go out of their way to alert the adcoms of "immature" applicants. I was very nice to the admin assistants at my school.RunMimi said:YES! I was standing in an admissions office once during an interview and someone called the secretary. She sighed and said, these kids just don't understand all the information is online. I replied, well actually, I think they do, they just want to see if they can get any more information by calling. We continued chatting and she told me every year there are one or two really obnoxious folks that she writes down as such and are removed from consideration for the admissions. So I think you have to be spectacularly obnoxious, but yes I imagine it happens every year at nearly every school.