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is it really ok to call/email and ask status?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by irishpint, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. irishpint

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    on my aadsas not all schools have anything there (like under review) and others ive been under review for weeks. can i really call/email and express interest and ask whats up??

    kyle
     
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    Of course you can. :) Most of the people you talk to at the schools are VERY NICE (except for a couple of grumpy guses now and then). :)
     
  3. ItsGavinC

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    I agree, by all means call. Let them know that you're interested. I gained acceptance to TWO schools a couple of years ago simply by calling to check my status.
     
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    irishpint

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    So what do I say...uh hi, what's the deal? Should I ask if my application is complete, what its status is, when i should expect to hear from them, etc?
     
  5. 1992Corolla

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    it's a regular conversation!

    ring ring
    "hello? This is ________ dental school"

    "Hi my name is <insert name>. I am from <insert area>. Can you tell me my status as of right now?"

    "Sure! You are currently....."


    good luck!
     
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    A lot of schools have their own admissions status section on their website. OSU's is:

    https://newman.uts.ohio-state.edu/admissions/appstat/Adm_AppStatus.cfm

    and alls you have to do is use your ssn and birthday to log-in.

    I know exactly what you’re saying about the AADSAS because that is one of the worst services I've ever used when it comes to customer service. They act like a bunch of data processing zombies that seem to only be able to interpret numbers without intellectual analysis.
     
  7. Dr. Parm

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    I would agree with the rest of the folks here and say that, by all means, call. However, there is a thin line that exists between showing interst in the dental school and getting on adcom ppl's nerves. Just as a note of caution.
     

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