« on: April 09, 2005, 06:23:47 PM »
It would be really bizarre if the university extended an offer for only half of a dual degree program, don't you think? My gut feeling is that SIS waits until the law school has a decision before making one since it would be pretty silly to admit someone to a program they can't attend (i.e. being admitted to the MA half but not the JD one). Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but I just can't accept that a major U.S. university could be that ass-backwards.
I applied for the JD/MA program and was admitted to WCL a month or two ago. Then, a few days ago I received a separate acceptance from SIS. I've spoken to both schools admissions offices and they told me (as did the acceptance letters) that the candidate is considered for each school independently. So, I would say you have been admitted to SIS (I also got that email), but WCL has not yet made a decision. When I spoke to SIS they said they would be sending out their decisions in early April, and WCL, I guess, has until the deposit deadline, the 15th, to let you know.
If you have gotten into either school you are free to attend it without other, and obviously if you gotten into both you can do that. I also think it is silly for them to do things this way, and I'm also sorry to say that American is that ass-backwards, but I hope this helps. Hopefully, you'll hear back from WCL, with some good news, soon.