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I sent drexel an e-mail recently asking about my application status and they replied saying they had sent an interview invite in mid-september and to verify my address. This really sucks, do you think I will still be able to schedule an interview?
 

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ILLmatic said:
I sent drexel an e-mail recently asking about my application status and they replied saying they had sent an interview invite in mid-september and to verify my address. This really sucks, do you think I will still be able to schedule an interview?
You don't have anything to lose. Call them and see what they say.

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You don't have anything to lose. Call them and see what they say.

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I called the other day and they said "oh yeah we invited you for an interview 2 1/2 weeks ago." I never got anything and i suspect they never sent it. Disorganized.
 
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thats always nice to hear.
did they end up letting you schedule?
 

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I confirmed my interview date with Drexel 2 weeks ago (for Jan 23rd), but still haven't received any additional information yet. Any ideas if and how long it takes to receive additional information?
 

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you would think the mystical "email" would be used as a back-up after they send out the snail mail....don't the schools wonder why someone hasn't responded to an interview invite? I think if you don't respond, they should try to contact you some other way...that's really not fair, i feel bad for you guys sorry :( i hope you guys still get a decent date, and are given a fair chance since you should've interviewed earlier
 

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I called the other day and they said "oh yeah we invited you for an interview 2 1/2 weeks ago." I never got anything and i suspect they never sent it. Disorganized.
This doesn't surprise me-- I was waitlisted for the MD/PhD program, but the letter never got to me. When I contacted them over the summer (just for kicks) to see what happened, they told me that I would've come off the waitlist if I hadn't withdrawn my MD-only spot..

Good thing it didn't end up mattering for me, but best of luck to the OP!
 

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ILLmatic said:
I sent drexel an e-mail recently asking about my application status and they replied saying they had sent an interview invite in mid-september and to verify my address. This really sucks, do you think I will still be able to schedule an interview?
Man that makes me nervous! :scared: Just this Wednesday, a different school called me on the phone to confirm that I was coming to my interview on next Wednesday. First I'd heard of it! Thank God they called to confirm!
They say they sent my email invitation 3 weeks ago, but I never saw it. (They did have the correct email address, too.) Oh yeah, 2 days AFTER that emailed invitation was sent to me, I had contacted them to find out if my application was complete since I hadn't heard yet. So why didn't they mention the interview when they told me that yes, my application was complete?? What else am I not getting messages about, I wonder.... :confused: Its okay - if I get accepted somewhere, it won't matter - but your story worries me all the more!
 

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So, should I call every school I applied to that has not contacted me so that I can check on my status?
 

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chaeymaey said:
So, should I call every school I applied to that has not contacted me so that I can check on my status?
You mean you haven't been doing that already?...And you call yourself an SDNer. ;)
 

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chaeymaey said:
So, should I call every school I applied to that has not contacted me so that I can check on my status?
I did that about 2 weeks ago for 7-8 schools and it netted me an interview. Its worth a try, but mostly fruitless.
 

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Does anyone know how long after your interview it takes to hear back from Drexel?
 

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wow, drexel's got some serious organizational issues. i work for an industry where we mail tons of stuff, and pretty close to 100% of all mail sent to a correct address arrives. if there a multiple people who aren't getting mailings, then the mailings aren't getting sent. well, unless you've already noticed trouble with your mail -- but in that case, you'd not be receiving lots of things.
 

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to give you an update, the earliest date they have available is 3/29...really sucks, hopefully i wont have to even go in the end
 

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MechE said:
Does anyone know how long after your interview it takes to hear back from Drexel?
it seems really random. i think it has a everything to do with when your reviewers turn in their evaluations. some people on sdn have been waiting for two months with no answer still. then, i think someone else was accepted after only 2 or 3 weeks. at the actual interview, they told us 6-8 weeks was the norm. i hit the six week mark today with no work still. in any case, i think it'd be a safe bet to just assume that your decision will take at least 6 weeks at this point. best of luck!
 

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I scheduled an interview with Drexel in September for a November interview. The day of the interview, I showed up and they didn't have my name on the list of people to be interviewed that day.

Very nice people at Drexel, but it does seem a little disorganized.
 
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