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Title: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 09:58:32 AM
Last night I received an email from Arizona State that said "welcome" and told me how to set up an ASURITE account. I have NOT received any notification via mail about my decision status. Today, I called the office of admissions and they said that everyone who applied has received this email and that it in no way is related to my decision status. WTF. I am not sure if I can believe this because I was deferred from early admissions and never received an email like this when I applied in November.

So, my question is this: has anyone else who applied to ASU received this email.. and been rejected?

Also, did everyone actually get this email?

I live in Ohio, so I'm hoping that the mail is just taking a long time to get here from AZ and that this means I'm accepted. I can't take this!! I need to know!! Please put my mind at ease and tell me that she had to say that about it not meaning anything.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: upgrade on March 14, 2008, 10:36:47 AM
I applied, albeit rather late, and did not receive this email.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 10:43:37 AM
I applied, albeit rather late, and did not receive this email.


Thank you so much for the response. I'm just hoping that the lady I spoke with was just not permitted to divulge information about acceptance over the phone.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on March 14, 2008, 10:48:21 AM
I have not gotten this email, either, but I used to be an ASU student in undergrad and still have an ASURITE account. If you set up your account, you can log on to it to see your application status. I don't know how good they are about updating it, though. My file was complete March 3 and the app status checker says it was complete March 13. Worth logging in just to see if it says you've been admitted, though.

After you have an id/password, go here: https://www.asu.edu/go/studentcenter/ and log on to check app status.

Good luck!
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 11:13:00 AM
Last night I received an email from Arizona State that said "welcome" and told me how to set up an ASURITE account. I have NOT received any notification via mail about my decision status. Today, I called the office of admissions and they said that everyone who applied has received this email and that it in no way is related to my decision status. WTF. I am not sure if I can believe this because I was deferred from early admissions and never received an email like this when I applied in November.

So, my question is this: has anyone else who applied to ASU received this email.. and been rejected?

Also, did everyone actually get this email?

I live in Ohio, so I'm hoping that the mail is just taking a long time to get here from AZ and that this means I'm accepted. I can't take this!! I need to know!! Please put my mind at ease and tell me that she had to say that about it not meaning anything.


Ok, so it says that my app is complete as of March 13, 2008 as well. However, it was complete back in December. I just don't understand why they would have supposedly sent out this email en masse without explaining it if it didn't indicate acceptance. However, my status does not say admitted. But thanks for the link, it will be my new obsession to visit it until I get my letter.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on March 14, 2008, 11:32:31 AM
Haha, it's my new obsession, too.

I have a feeling they just entered the applicants into the system yesterday. Especially if your app was complete months ago and it just says it was complete yesterday. I've been checking this site fairly frequently since submitting my app and until yesterday, it said I had no applications pending.

I still never got that email, though, so maybe that does mean something good for you - I hope so. Someone in another thread mentioned receiving a similar message, but maybe it's just for the lucky ones who've already been admitted.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 01:11:54 PM
thanks, now i just need to know if people without existing asurite id's got this email and can check their status. ASU really should have sent an explanation with the email if it is only for checking statuses, they are being unnecessarily cruel. Do you remember which thread you were on? I'll look for it. I was checking on LSN and it looks like a few people got acceptances/rejections this week.. I don't know. This is just driving me crazy because I got deferred from early admissions and have been waiting sooooooooo long and need to send seat deposits in soon.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on March 14, 2008, 01:17:27 PM
I don't blame you - that's a long wait. It was this thread:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,103009.msg2645449/topicseen.html#new

I hope that link works.

And in my obsessive LSN research regarding past years applications, it looks like there's usually a lull before mid-March where they're not issuing many decisions and then it picks up the second half of the month and into April. I'm resigned to being one of those who hears in May or possibly even later if I get wait-listed.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: Clayton on March 14, 2008, 01:33:36 PM
I applied and was rejected... didn't recieve the first email. I did recieve an email apologizing for the email to which you are referring.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 02:11:21 PM
Ok, I just officially opened up an ASU EMAIL ACCOUNT. I sent myself an email from it, it actually works. Why would they give me a working email address if I were rejected?! UGH THIS IS IRRITATING! My status still says complete instead of accepted.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 04:14:00 PM
from their FAQ page:
Q: Who is eligible for a My ASU personal start page?
A: Any active or admitted ASU student, faculty or staff with an ASURITE User ID can set up an ASU start page.

So if you have access to a personalized "My ASU" page, i guess you're in?

well, i have a My ASU page! I don't want to assume that I'm in though, it will just make it 20xs more devastating if I receive a rejection letter. I've been waiting for 5 months, I'm getting a little antsy!
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: rigmastft on March 14, 2008, 04:21:10 PM
I was admitted a few weeks ago, so I think they have started doing their admittances.

I have also already receieved my financial aid award.

Sometimes they do it with alacrity, where as other schools have kept me waiting for too long.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 14, 2008, 04:24:28 PM
from their FAQ page:
Q: Who is eligible for a My ASU personal start page?
A: Any active or admitted ASU student, faculty or staff with an ASURITE User ID can set up an ASU start page.

So if you have access to a personalized "My ASU" page, i guess you're in?

well, i have a My ASU page! I don't want to assume that I'm in though, it will just make it 20xs more devastating if I receive a rejection letter. I've been waiting for 5 months, I'm getting a little antsy!


I was admitted a few weeks ago, so I think they have started doing their admittances.

I have also already receieved my financial aid award.

Sometimes they do it with alacrity, where as other schools have kept me waiting for too long.

I have found nothing prompt about their system.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: Quaildogie on March 16, 2008, 09:48:28 AM
I just received that email too.  Why in the world would they give an email address without an acceptance?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 16, 2008, 12:48:34 PM
 
I just received that email too.  Why in the world would they give an email address without an acceptance?

to be cruel, it seems. I sent an email requesting an explanation for this email. I think that it was pretty irresponsible of them to send this out without explaining it. Other schools that have given me a user id have explained that it was only for specific reasons (i.e. to check statuses, update info, etc). ASU likes to torture us, especially since the subject of the email was "Welcome to Arizona State."   
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 16, 2008, 05:49:03 PM
SERIOUSLY!  What else was I supposed to infer from "Welcome to Arizona State"? 


Does the FAQ really say that?  This is weird and annoying-although worth it if I am accepted. 

haha, I agree 100% since ASU is my top school. they can torture me all they want as long as i get in. And yes, the FAQ does say that. However, since we can't receive emails to that address, is it really a valid email?
I think at this point the admissions committee is waiting to get seat deposits from the people they really want (those they've already informed of admission) and then will decide on us. Hopefully the email means we're in the next round.. since it seems that not everyone received it. I'll post their response to my email (i requested an explanation for the "welcome" email) when I receive it.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on March 17, 2008, 02:05:13 PM
Those lucky ones of you who know you're accepted - does your status on ASU's status checker reflect as much?

I noticed when I logged into it today that it had my 2009 FAFSA as "received" which I think was new. Of course, I'm looking for any shred of evidence to convince myself I might be accepted (in spite of the fact that I've not been complete long and will likely wait quite a bit longer).

Anyway, just curious if anyone has seen the green check mark indicated that they've been accepted in their status checker.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on March 17, 2008, 02:25:24 PM
Bummer.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 17, 2008, 09:01:00 PM
yeah, i have no change as of today either.
i just decided to get sloshed for st patty's instead of thinking about it.  ;)
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: rockstar23242 on March 18, 2008, 09:02:25 AM
I find this all a little odd...I've been admitted as of Saturday the 15th when I got the letter in the mail. I never knew there was a status checker. I also never got this email that everyone is upset about. Good luck everyone, and don't worry, I'm seriously considering ASU and if/when I decide against it, I'll withdraw my name
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 18, 2008, 09:49:57 AM
On American BBC today, the President of the Irish Americans Association said that he is very disappointed that St. Patrick's day has turned into a stereotypical (and sometimes negative) portrayal of the Irish.  Drunkenness was one of his complaints.  The other was when Pres. Reagan had a bunch of Midgets dress up as leprechauns and run around the White House and sit on his lap during a photo op.

Still, I hope you had fun.   ;)


oh wow, what a sight to see. and yes... i had fun. i completely forgot about ASU last night!

Also, ASU has not responded yet to my email asking about the "Welcome" email. I still plan on posting their response, if there even is one.


I find this all a little odd...I've been admitted as of Saturday the 15th when I got the letter in the mail. I never knew there was a status checker. I also never got this email that everyone is upset about. Good luck everyone, and don't worry, I'm seriously considering ASU and if/when I decide against it, I'll withdraw my name

Yeah, it seems as if anyone that was accepted up until this point did NOT received this email.. which doesn't inspire too much hope that it means anything. I'm assuming at this point that it means they are still deciding on those who did receive this email. Also, people who were rejected around the same time you were accepted received an apology email for getting the ASURITE email (which many, in fact, did NOT receive).
Just out of curiosity.. did ASU send you any information yet about setting up an ASURITE ID? Or did they just send you a letter of acceptance and that was it?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: rockstar23242 on March 18, 2008, 02:32:47 PM
I got the letter of acceptance only. I didn't get anything else but if I do I'll post the info here.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 18, 2008, 03:08:54 PM
I got the letter of acceptance only. I didn't get anything else but if I do I'll post the info here.

thanks, cirenos. you've been helpful!! btw, are you thinking of actually attending ASU?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 18, 2008, 11:03:08 PM
Any other people receive this email yet who haven't been accepted?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: rockstar23242 on March 19, 2008, 01:10:47 AM
Yeah I'm definitely thinking about it. It has great access to a growing market, I have friends down in AZ too. I just hope I get some financial aid to offset the cost of out of state tuition.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 19, 2008, 06:58:29 AM
Yeah I'm definitely thinking about it. It has great access to a growing market, I have friends down in AZ too. I just hope I get some financial aid to offset the cost of out of state tuition.

yeah, well at least after a year you can claim residency and get in-state tuition. Phoenix is a great place, but you have to be ready for the heat--it is like nothing you've ever experienced. I never knew that you could sweat for no reason when the AC is on until I went to Phoenix (but I happened to be there when records were being set for high temps). anyways, if i get in, see ya there!
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: gophils215 on March 19, 2008, 11:02:56 AM
I got the e-mail even though I was already dinged.  I received a follow-up e-mail the same day that basically said "Oops."
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 19, 2008, 11:51:22 AM
I got the e-mail even though I was already dinged.  I received a follow-up e-mail the same day that basically said "Oops."

seems to be the general consensus from those who were rejected.. sorry about getting dinged.  :(
thanks for the input.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: MikeBZ on March 23, 2008, 04:49:22 PM
I applied to ASU, but didn't get the email. I still haven't heard from them, but I would have been incredibly pissed off if I got this email because of an error since ASU is my top choice.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 23, 2008, 05:28:47 PM
I applied to ASU, but didn't get the email. I still haven't heard from them, but I would have been incredibly pissed off if I got this email because of an error since ASU is my top choice.

when did you apply? You might be getting this email soon if you applied a little late in the cycle.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: MikeBZ on March 23, 2008, 06:21:31 PM
I applied in late jan., but why would I get the email?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on March 23, 2008, 06:30:27 PM
we're assuming it is to enter us into the system. those of us who received the email haven't been rejected (or accepted, for that matter). 
those who didn't receive the email, but were rejected received an apology email for the "welcome" email... even though they didn't get it.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on March 24, 2008, 12:48:10 PM
What seems strange to me from both of the threads that reference this email is that no one who was admitted seems to have gotten it.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: rockstar23242 on March 25, 2008, 08:36:20 AM
Yesterday in the mail I got a small envelope that had registration info for ASURITE and instructions on setting up my ASU email address and how to get access to the Blackboard site. That is all.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: upgrade on March 25, 2008, 08:56:18 AM
I will be visiting UofA on Friday and ASU on Saturday (hopefully).  Anyone else doing the same or will be in the area?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: MikeBZ on March 25, 2008, 12:18:56 PM
Yesterday in the mail I got a small envelope that had registration info for ASURITE and instructions on setting up my ASU email address and how to get access to the Blackboard site. That is all.

Yesterday in the mail I got a rejection letter from ASU, so you should be good.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: lawmusician on April 07, 2008, 07:45:26 PM
Oh Noez,

I can totally relate to your frustration--I've been waiting to hear from ASU for a long time as well. (By the way, I didn't get the e-mail).  Good luck--just wanted to write to let you know I feel your pain!!!
Title: Re: ASU "Welcome to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on April 09, 2008, 12:36:04 PM
Oh Noez,

I can totally relate to your frustration--I've been waiting to hear from ASU for a long time as well. (By the way, I didn't get the e-mail).  Good luck--just wanted to write to let you know I feel your pain!!!

Thanks! It's nice to know that I'm not alone. It's so agonizing! I'm even considering waiting until next year to reapply if I don't get in to ASU (even though I have acceptances and some $$ elsewhere). That's so weird that you did not receive the email, but haven't been rejected. When did you apply??

ps. i love the beagle pic!
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on April 10, 2008, 11:17:09 AM
Someone on LSN said they were admitted yesterday via email. Everything I've read suggests they've only admitted via snail mail in the past. Anyone know anything else about this?

All I need is one more thing to obsess over. My mail box and now my email inbox... :o
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: lawmusician on April 10, 2008, 02:38:14 PM
Oh Noez,

I applied in late November. Still waiting!!!!! It might be a good thing I didn't get that e-mail, because I would probably check my admission status every five minutes.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on April 11, 2008, 01:55:57 PM
What seems strange to me from both of the threads that reference this email is that no one who was admitted seems to have gotten it.

that's weird. great, now i'll freak out if i see an envelope from them... haha. thanks, asu..
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on April 29, 2008, 07:02:44 PM
They're kiiiiiiiiiiilling me. Last people were admitted on April 9 according to LSN. That's TWENTY days. I get that they were waiting for deposits, withdrawals, etc., but still, there is a limit to my suffering! Kidding. Kind of.

I wasn't expecting to hear back since I applied late, but I assumed I'd get to see who was/wasn't getting admitted and their stats.

Anyone have any news?
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: lawmusician on April 30, 2008, 01:20:11 PM
I wish I had better news--I called them at the end of March and someone I spoke with said they were SURE I would find out in April, but I still haven't heard anything.  It is very frustrating! 
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: lawmusician on April 30, 2008, 04:14:46 PM
Ok--I called the admissions office today and was told that they were going to try their best to have all decisions out by May 9. 
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: tweedledee on April 30, 2008, 04:17:10 PM
Thanks for calling! And good luck to you!
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: oh noez on April 30, 2008, 06:28:01 PM
haha i am OBSESSED with LSN lately, especially since I just got rejected from UNM and waitlisted at UNLV. Good to know that I'll finally be able to organize my life after May 9. Having an answer will allow me that luxury after 7 months of waiting. Thank you SOOOOOOOO much for calling.
Title: Re: ASU "Welcom to Arizona State" Email--did anyone else get this?
Post by: lawmusician on April 30, 2008, 09:15:58 PM
No problem!  I just couldn't stand waiting anymore--I hope they really do get all the responses out by then!  Good luck!