Mar 22, 2006, 11:21 AM
Post #11 of 107
I'm not sure it's time for NYU applicants to give up all hope. I work at NYU, in a completely different department but same school (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences), and we've been receiving repeated warnings from the director of admissions NOT to give out any information over the phone. The official procedure is to send the department's decisions to the central admissions office, and then admissions sends out the letters, accept and reject, supposedly all at the same time. Maybe not everyone in every department abides by this strictly--I do and don't, that is, when someone calls asking the status of their submission, if the admissions process is close to finished and that person has been accepted, I say something coy like 'I'm not supposed to tell you, you have to wait for the letter from admissions, but relax, you have nothing to worry about'--but still my guess is that, even if someone reports having been informed on the phone, the game isn't entirely over for everyone else who hasn't heard yet.
I applied to NYU's MFA program a couple years ago, and got my rejection in the mail on March 23. So all of y'all should hear any day now. Please accept good luck wishes from someone who's too poor to go anywhere else than the school where she's employed and would have gotten free tuition.