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Guest ssup

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If we were rejected (without interview) from a university, when would we call to enquire as to what we can improve on etc?

 

I'm wondering what the standard protocol is in this case...

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Guest therealcrackers

When I was rejected by U of T back in the day, I asked if I could get the run-down on why. They suggested that I check back after they had finished both the interviews and the rest of the application cycle. That is to say, October. I did. I got a good answer as to why my application had been rejected (I had made a silly but entirely rejectable mistake in the paperwork). Still didn't get in the next time I applied to U of T, but Western did say yes that time.

 

That being said, a good time to call might be after the school in question's interviewing cycle is over, but well before May 31st if such a possibility exists (for Ontario anyway). They may be able to help you then, but they may also ask you to call back at a considerably later date. Hope it goes well!

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Guest aimshigh

therealcrackers,

 

Do you mind letting others know what little mistake was made in your paperwork? I found a small spelling error in mine after I electronically sent it to the U of A and have been stressing about it ever since.:( I must have read it a thousand times prior to sending it and I still didn't catch it!!! The spelling mistake never came up in my interview, but now I'm worried that this may give them cause to reject my application...

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Guest aneliz

Don't worry...they are not going to reject you solely because of ONE spelling mistake....I would be willing to put money on that one...if it was that big of a concern, they wouldn't have granted you an interview!!! Relax....

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Guest therealcrackers

I was at a conference in Colorado in late January-early February that year. Okay, it was 1996 and I was a second year master's student. I had put the lab as my contact address, and while I was away at the conference, they (u of T) asked for a letter of support from my supervisor, due Feb 1st. I got back on the 3rd---and read this on the 4th. My file was not continued, even though I asked if everything was complete about a month later; so it wasn't a single spelling mistake... but a single bad decision that caused to wait an additional five years before beginning. But hey, I got a PhD out of it.

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