mathgirl16 wrote: Gasquet wrote:
avisottda wrote:I have yet to hear from 9 universities.....
Wow! That's a lot. 3 schools for me. I guess many schools just leave several students without a final official response.
From what I was told by a school (in a very rude manner) is that people who are not getting a financial offer or more than likely going to be denied do not have to be notified by April 15th. If that is the case, why have an April 15th deadline?!?!
They have to have some sort of deadline to make all the people holding on to offers decide between schools, or else there would be no reason for them to make a decision right away (maybe wait until July/August...screwing over the people who don't get offers before April even worse). At this point, if you haven't been made an offer, there's a good chance you're not getting one (or maybe you'll get one without funding, which should basically be regarded as a rejection). But some schools might
revisit their finances and realize they have a couple more spots, then send out some more offers.
Yes, it is definitely upsetting when schools don't notify the applicants right away when they have been rejected. But if there's even a chance
they might want you, they're not going to send out an official rejection until they know for sure. This whole application process is extremely complicated and stressful (to be honest this semester has been the most stressed I've ever been), but the schools are doing their best, and there's not really a perfect way to do it.