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UMass Advice...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gmendese, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Hey, guys, I need some advice. Here's the scenario:

    After three months of debates with AMCAS, my verified printed application was sent via overnight mail to UMass. They received it on Tuesday. When I called to confirm its receipt, I was told by a member of the Admissions Staff that it had been received and that she would be e-mailing me that afternoon (yesterday) indicating that my file was complete and would be forwarded to the committee for review. Well, it's Thursday afternoon now and I still haven't received said e-mail.

    Well, she told me that my application had been received, but should I call to ask about that e-mail? I don't want to be a pest, but I don't want any problems, you know?

    Any advice?
     
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  3. mma

    mma Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I say e-mail her. She knows it is not your fault and she knows that UMass is important to those of us from MA. Plus, it's been 48 hours.

    Meanwhile, I never received the "your file is complete" e-mail. I got the various "we don't have your verified AMCAS" e-mails. I found out my file was complete when I e-mailed and said, "Is it ready yet?" and I received a "We've had it for weeks." (My interview invitation followed within minutes of that response.)

    The office staff at UMass are very, very kind people. They really do understand your stress. Don't worry! :D

    And good luck!

    mma
    :)
     
  4. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Thanks for the advice. If I don't get it today, I'll e-mail her. Thanks a bunch.
     
  5. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    mma,
    Just one more thing. Do you know what day you got your interview invite? I'm only asking because I know that the committee meets on Thursdays (not to sound like a complete crazy person). Well, today's Thursday, so maybe I have hope...
     
  6. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey. Just to jump in, I received my emailed invite on a Wednesday (a week before the interview which was also on a Wed.) So I don't know how that works with the committee meeting on Thurs (if in fact they do, I never heard anything about that.). But anyway Brenda Fusaro (the interview coordinator) is very nice and I'm sure would she or other staff would not be annoyed if you called there. Good luck to you.
     
  7. mma

    mma Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi gmendese,

    I received my invitation and notification that they had my completed application on November 28, which was a Wednesday.

    And I really think e-mailing them is the way to go--if only to keep your file out and in view as opposed to tucked away in a cabinet, you know?

    Good luck! And don't lose heart because my invitation was on Wednesday--maybe Thursday is your lucky day! (My invitation came in at 4:28PM, by the way. There's even still some time left today!)

    ;)

    mma
     
  8. skelly99

    skelly99 Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm there with you gmen. Keepin fingers crossed here, but still nothing...

    SMK :(
     

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