Is it appropriate to follow up with a school to express your interest in interviewing?

huang123

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Hi guys,
I applied to UConn and haven't heard back from them even though everything was done by Jun 15th.
I was wondering if I should send the admission an email expressing my interest... If so, how do you guys usually approach that?

Thank you in advance!!!
 

ColoradoTeeth

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It's still early in the process to be hearing back from schools. Some of my schools emailed me to say they wouldn't touch anything until September, so I'd just hang tight--even though it sucks waiting
 
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huang123

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It's not even August yet. This process takes time. Don't call or email (yet).
they have already sent out couple batches of interviews though. Many applicants applied way after I did. Should I still wait in this case? Thank you!
 
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Hi guys,
I applied to UConn and haven't heard back from them even though everything was done by Jun 15th.
I was wondering if I should send the admission an email expressing my interest... If so, how do you guys usually approach that?

Thank you in advance!!!
I applied about the same time as you last year and didn't receive my interview invite to uconn until the middle of september.
 
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I don't see how expressing interest in a school that hasn't reached out to you for an interview would help, honestly. Stay patient and hope they contact you.
One of my friends got an interview at Temple and contacted Penn to ask if she could interview while she was visiting the area. She had not received an invite originally. They scheduled her for an interview and she got in.

Maybe they were going to contact her anyway? I dunno. But yeah, I agree it is probably too early at the moment.

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Gosh and to think that an "expression of interest" is all it takes for interview/admission.
 

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It's not even August yet. This process takes time. Don't call or email (yet).
If you have more information or advice on when it's appropriate to call or e-mail I would appreciate some pointers. Contacting the school to express interest in interviewing is something I honestly had not thought of and I would be interested in knowing more about the proper way to approach doing this.
 

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Gosh and to think that an "expression of interest" is all it takes for interview/admission.
If an additional phone call or e-mail can help get your foot in the door in certain instances then why not try? As long as you are polite and not pushy I don't see what it could hurt.
 

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If an additional phone call or e-mail can help get your foot in the door in certain instances then why not try? As long as you are polite and not pushy I don't see what it could hurt.
"An Additional phone call or e-mail" from every applicant would translate into ~120K phone calls or 120K e-mails.
 

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If y'all call and say "I am interested in interviewing," I (as your competitor) appreciate you. To OP, contacting schools for something reasonable imo only helps you
 

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My dentist told me this: contact admissions, not about applying but about touring the school and speaking to someone who can give you information on admissions. Once you're in for the tour then start schmoozing your way in and letting them know you're interested and you applied. (If you're lucky enough to get a tour from someone from Admissions)
 
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My dentist told me this: contact admissions, not about applying but about touring the school and speaking to someone who can give you information on admissions. Once you're in for the tour then start schmoozing your way in and letting them know you're interested and you applied. (If you're lucky enough to get a tour from someone from Admissions)
Sneaky sneaky ;):sneaky: Not a bad idea though. Lol
 

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My dentist told me this: contact admissions, not about applying but about touring the school and speaking to someone who can give you information on admissions. Once you're in for the tour then start schmoozing your way in and letting them know you're interested and you applied. (If you're lucky enough to get a tour from someone from Admissions)
no. stop. it is a STUPID idea. your "letter of intent" and your "interest in interviewing" is called your APPLICATION.
 

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no. stop. it is a STUPID idea. your "letter of intent" and your "interest in interviewing" is called your APPLICATION.
You can't just say it's a stupid idea. There's nothing wrong with being proactive. I know people who did this and got accepted for that sole reason. It helps if they can put a face to a name and immediately sets you apart in that aspect.
 
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I'd say too early to call now. However, if you ever have questions or want to make sure your application requirements are being met, call.

You are paying good money to apply, the staff at most schools are more than helpful. Some school will straight up say no calling us about application status (not really professional on the school's end in my opinion), I still called and got interviews and later points. Be polite and respectful. This usually sets a good tone.
 

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I'm in a similar situation with UConn and it's more than a little upsetting to hear that one applicant from Maryland on the interviews/acceptances thread claims to have gotten a reply after just 3 days (grats and good for you, cduran24). Based on other applicants' dates of confirmation and invitation, I have been expecting some word for the past two weeks, but it seems like they don't look at applications in the order that they were sent in, which is really annoying.
 

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UConn, I would email in late September as they only interview pre-Dec unless it has changed since I last checked.

I recieved my invite in July for a September invite (years ago).

Most schools, especially those with rolling admissions, email once in December after your fall semester with updates and to continue to express interest.

Please do not attempt to schmooze your way into a school. It really makes a bad first impression. Do not pester people.

Major emphasis: look up the academic calendar for the school. Are boards coming up? Is their orientation starting? Is it the first week of classes, white coat, graduation, etc.? You get my point. Understand admin are also balancing the current students who are paying a ton as well :)
 
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