Its been 1.5 months since I've heard from a majority (22/30) schools I'm complete at. I'm fairly confident that if I were to call every single one and get some information, they would be able to tell me I'm rejected, or they're waiting to send me an interview in the near future. I just find it hard to believe that a school hasn't even seen my app after its been sitting around for between 1 and 2 months. I would even be more sane if a school told me that they've seen my app, and it looks good, but they have other people before me to interview.
I miss AMCAS's professionality and communication. Anyone miss "We are currently reviewing applications received between 6-26 and 6-29", punctual updates, and friendly people available to answer questions???
Is it customary to contact schools that you have not heard back from in a long while? how long of a wait is appropriate before you contact the schools?
Where's the distinction drawn between contacting a school to find out your status versus "showing interest" for the school by contacting them? I don't know, I've heard both sides of the arguments: some say not to contact b/c you'll just seem over-anxious, while some say to contact to let them know you're interested, so who knows?
When sending a LoI, is it better to send by email or snail mail? And who is generally addressed to, the dean of admissions or the director of admissions?An LOI may be more appropriate. They can add something like that to your file while they won't do anything about a phone call.
When to call/email is situation-based. If they say something like "We'll let you know in 3 weeks" and it's been 4 weeks, call them. If you call them about your status when it's clearly written out online, they may be alittle annoyed.
When sending a LoI, is it better to send by email or snail mail? And who is generally addressed to, the dean of admissions or the director of admissions?