My mom's coworker used to work for the UC Davis admissions office. I'm still waiting to hear back from UCD, and she suggested that I call them and tell them that they're my #1, I really want to go to their school, etc etc. She says that a simple phone call like this could help my application b/c it shows i'm interested or whatever. But I'm kinda hesitant because they might think the opposite and just think I'm annoying and impatient and that I should wait like everyone else. Do these phone calls work or is she just BSing? With the volume of applications these days, I would think they would discourage candidates from calling their office. Any thoughts?