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michigander

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Visiting without an acceptance
« on: March 12, 2008, 10:55:48 AM »
My number one choice is very far from where I live, but I am going on vacation nearby and was planning on dropping in to see the school. I have not yet heard a decision (and am nervous this will jinx me!), but I am really passionate about attending the school. Does anyone have any experience with this or recommendations about things I should/should not do? Should drop by the admissions office and let them know i'm there?

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Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 10:58:04 AM »
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Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 11:01:12 AM »
If you go on a weekday I would schedule an appointment just so that they know I'm there and I'm interested in learning about the school. Maybe they can let you sit in on a class and take you on a tour. I don't know if visiting will have a large affect on your decision but the way I see it is it can't hurt. I would def visit.

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Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 11:11:53 AM »
If you go on a weekday I would schedule an appointment just so that they know I'm there and I'm interested in learning about the school. Maybe they can let you sit in on a class and take you on a tour. I don't know if visiting will have a large affect on your decision but the way I see it is it can't hurt. I would def visit.

Defintiely let them know.  I'm doing this myself in a couple of weeks and set up a visit through the school.  I get to sit in on a class, take a tour AND most importantly meet with the Dean of Admissions.  visit, visit, visit. 
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Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 10:32:03 AM »
so...if i'm "dropping by" the admissions office, do i need to dress up? can i just wear jeans?

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Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2008, 10:37:48 AM »
Definitely visit.  Call ahead and schedule it, though.  This way, you will get to sit in on a class, talk to people, etc.

Dress business casual.  You don't want to look like you rolled off the beach to show up at a school you really want to go to, nor do you want to wear full business attire (that just looks like you are trying too hard).

Most importantly, be polite to EVERYONE you meet that day, ESPECIALLY administrative assistants and any students who are assigned to show you around/escort you to a class.

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Re: Visiting without an acceptance
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008, 10:41:39 AM »
What about trying to schedule a visit in May to a school you haven't heard anything back from? It's not that far for me to visit before that but I'm taking vacation then anyway so it works out really well. Only problem is, I think they are finishing up finals a day or so before I'd get there.
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