Introduce myself to the Deans of Admissions at schools with no interview yet?

Jun 7, 2009
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Hey,

A friend of mine just suggested I go to the schools I am very interested in and make an appointment with the Dean of Admissions or just walk in and then introduce myself. From that point, just have a conversation with the dean about why I love this program and would be a good candidate and would appreciate an interview.

What are peoples thoughts or experience on this? Is this generally frowned uporn or does it show how committed you are?

I'm seriously considering doing this, especially as it's already November 15 so its getting to be now or never.
 
Sep 29, 2009
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From what I understand, deans are more than happy to meet and discuss what makes a good application and what type of candidate they are looking for. However, I'm pretty sure that meeting with the dean won't do a thing for your application. If that was an effective way to get an interview, wouldn't everyone be meeting with him/her?

Send a letter of interest if you must. Call admissions and ask about your application. Don't even try to get a meeting with the dean.
 
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In my experience, I met with the dean of admissions at a medical school that I did a summer program at and was offered an interview early before my letters of recommendation were on AMCAS (and was then accepted). I am not sure about schools that you have no affiliation with, but it could be worth a shot.
 

tabascosauce

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I wouldnt do it. You dont want to seem too desperate and grovel at their feet.
 

startswithb

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I wouldnt do it. You dont want to seem too desperate and grovel at their feet.
This is why most pre-meds would never make it in business/sales.
 

mri5005

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Hey,

A friend of mine just suggested I go to the schools I am very interested in and make an appointment with the Dean of Admissions or just walk in and then introduce myself. From that point, just have a conversation with the dean about why I love this program and would be a good candidate and would appreciate an interview.

What are peoples thoughts or experience on this? Is this generally frowned uporn or does it show how committed you are?

I'm seriously considering doing this, especially as it's already November 15 so its getting to be now or never.

I went to a Dean's house at dinner time to introduce myself to him and I would say I was welcome. I ended up getting accepted, so I guess it worked! :)
 

theli

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I went to a Dean's house at dinner time to introduce myself to him and I would say I was welcome. I ended up getting accepted, so I guess it worked! :)
Then I released his wife and kids.
 

tabascosauce

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getdown

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just like when you're trying to pick up a chick, desperation reeks hard and is a major turnoff. There's a fine line in showing interest and just seeming downright desperate. Premeds don't know this line and many simply cross to the desperate zone. Pretty sad really.