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Something Stanford Sent Me

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by prometheus, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. prometheus

    prometheus Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    "I suggest that you stop checking your status. Stanford will review
    your AMCAS app as soon as we receive it. We selectively send out
    invitations to fill out our online supp app and you will hear from
    us as soon as possible.

    Stanford MD Admissions"

    Do you suppose they want me to stop checking my status at Stanford or just the entire medical school application process? I would certainly do whatever the almighty Stanford adcom "suggests" that I do. I guess they got annoyed with the email I sent them two weeks ago and the two times I logged onto their online status check over the past couple of weeks.
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  3. Maple

    Maple 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2001

    I can't believe they sent you that nasty little note! That's not appropriate besides... As an applicant and especially this year, you have every right to check you status as often as you want! In my opinion of course... What do I know???

    Hang in there..We might get thru this okay! :) ;
  4. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001

    Was it through email? Or was it normal mail?
    I am sure I got one of those too! haha
    I have checked my status online like over 10 times in the past week just to see if they updated it! haha
    I can't wait to get that note :)
  5. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

    Nov 5, 1999
    Baltimore, Maryland
    If the status check is online, why do they care how many times you check it?

    Sure, most webservers keep a database of who accessed it and at what times, but for their staff to actually go in and query the webserver is going out of their way; this stuff doesnt directly affect them unless there are so many people online trying to check the status that it affects the server's performance.

    Did you call or email them a hundred times or did you just use the online status check?
  6. prometheus

    prometheus Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    I only emailed them twice and checked the online status check twice. This was over a three week period. I guess the person who received my email this afternoon had a rough day. Oh well, I guess I'll have a lot more free time now that I'm not checking my status :D
  7. Georgey

    Georgey Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2001
    Austin, TX
    I've checked my status at least five times in the last two days. I repeatedly get the "No matching records found" thing. I guess I'll be getting that fun little email soon too.
  8. Georgey

    Georgey Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2001
    Austin, TX
    prometheus...just wanted to warn you that today when I attempted to check my status at Stanford I noticed something at the bottom of the "No matching records found" page. It mentiond in a little side note that all status check queries are logged. Because they had your email address and are able to access how many times you've checked your status is probably why you got that nasty little email. I probably would have gotten one but I don't think they have my email address. I wouldn't check it for a while if I were you. I'm certainly not.
  9. TwoSteveSquared

    TwoSteveSquared Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I've heard lots of stories about Stanford's Admissions office being quite stuck-up. Who do they think they are anyway?
  10. 6-8 Weeks

    6-8 Weeks Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
  11. prometheus

    prometheus Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Thanks, Georgey, I don't think I'm going back to that website for a while :)
  12. figure five

    figure five Member 7+ Year Member

    hey, watch it :D
  13. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    I think I am glad I didn't apply to Stanford. I am sure they have gotten a bunch of emails and people are probably checking their site, but I don't think that note was necessary.
  14. MacGyver

    MacGyver Banned Banned

    Aug 8, 2001
    That is pure crap with their attitude. They have no reason to monitor applicants like this and keep tabs on something so trivial as checking your status online.

    I can understand if they were having problems with too many people logging in, causinng their website to crash or something.

    But otherwise, they have no real reason to tell people to back off.
  15. One of my friends applied to standford last year...he was a top notch into cornell, columbia and ucla...

    anyway, to make a long story short...standford rejected him without even giving him a secondary...

    and they wrote something to the effect of...

    We regret to inform you that we can't offer you a secondary for the year 2000, due to the high amount of overqualified applicants. Unfortunately, there was no room left over for you! :eek:

    He was like HUH :eek: .....he got really depressed...and then he got an acceptance from colubmia a week after :D

    but they really treat you like dirt, and they make sure you feel it too!
  16. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Even if that were true, they could at least be a little more courteous in their request!

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