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Guys I have a serious question. [about grad school]

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by , 24th May 2012 at 08:23 PM (389 Views)
So back in February I applied to graduate school at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. I had my letters of recommendation, completed application, GRE scores (I took them in November), everything. Back in December, I had contacted my undergraduate university to have them send my transcript to IUPUI and a couple of other schools. This was before I realized that my undergraduate adviser hadn't given me a grade for my internship (which I had completed and had my portfolio turned in by mid September) until two weeks after I had sent the application. So on April 11, I got an email from IUPUI saying that they had received my application and it was complete and all that but my transcript didn't have my degree on it so could I send them another one?

Now, five weeks later, I still haven't heard anything back. At all. School starts in August and I need to know like yesterday if I got into the public history program. (If not, I have to apply for the non-degree seeking program, take a few grad classes, and try again for the spring semester, and I'd like to do that sooner rather than later.)

So my question is this: about how long do grad schools take to inform students of their admissions status? I've heard that the longer it is before you get a letter, the more likely it is that you're going to be rejected, so should I be worried? And is it a good idea to contact the office and ask them what the delay is or should I just wait and see? I'm getting so stressed about this and I don't really know what to do. I mean, my adviser and my professors are more than confident I'll get into the program (~3.7/4.0 GPA, internship experience, decent GRE scores in anything not having to do with concentric circles and geometry in general which doesn't matter because historians don't believe in mathematics, adviser being BFFs with the director of public history at IUPUI, undergraduate teaching assistantships) but why has it taken them this long to reach a decision...? ;_;

On a totally different note, this picture is the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life.

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Updated 24th May 2012 at 09:02 PM by Hitomi

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  1. Nicoleta01's Avatar
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    I'm not sure to be honest. When I filed my application to grad schools, most had a login area where you could see the progress of your application. The school I'm in right now took me about two weeks to get in once I had everything in order (this was after I accidentally sent an uncertified copy of my marriage license). In all, from start to finish, it took me about 1.5 months to be accepted. I start classes in July.
  2. Hitomi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicoleta01
    I'm not sure to be honest. When I filed my application to grad schools, most had a login area where you could see the progress of your application. The school I'm in right now took me about two weeks to get in once I had everything in order (this was after I accidentally sent an uncertified copy of my marriage license). In all, from start to finish, it took me about 1.5 months to be accepted. I start classes in July.
    Okay. So if my school is the same way, I should find out sometime in the next week or so. That'd be awesome.

    And I never received a passcode for the login area from my school, so I can't track the application. Perhaps I should email someone about that, then. Thanks! :)
  3. Paperhorse's Avatar
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    It took about two week for me to hear from my grad school, but they are a small school. I wish you the best of luck!
  4. Hitomi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperhorse
    It took about two week for me to hear from my grad school, but they are a small school. I wish you the best of luck!
    Thanks, friend! :3 IUPUI is actually kind of a very big school so I guess I can assume it's going to take a longer time than other schools.
  5. Aestivate's Avatar
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    Email them, give them a call. Just press on that you've completed your application.
  6. Steelrush's Avatar
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    That picture was awesome.
    :D

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