Firstly, I'm ridiculously impatient.
Secondly, I'm getting worried that maybe they're missing something and have failed to get in touch with me.
And finally, I want some sense as to when I'll be receiving a decision.
Will calling piss them off?
When did you send your application form?
yup, give them a call and explain ur query, and also ask the approximate time of replies. Im sure they will be helpful and you will get the info that you need.
I'd say not to... the 6th form at my school were advised to not contact universities we hadn't heard from until mid-march or later
i suppose if it bothers you that much you could ring, but it's unlikely to speed anything up... looking on the websites would be a better way of finding out how long their decision is likely to take, as it wouldnt waste their time.
give them a chance- they'll decide when they decide, the deadline isn't for ages. I had to wait a lot more than 6 weeks for my replies. It's up to you, but I don't see how ringing them would help.
Yeah, 4th January is nothing, really.
There are people on here waiting since the start of November!
should you call who?? you never actually said. i haven't heard back from 4 of my 6 unis and mine went off a few days later than yours did.
Only call if there's a reason you might not have heard from them if they sent anything. So if you live in Northern Ireland there's been a postal strike recently, or if your email address was wrong/changed etc.
Thanks everyone for your advice.
My course of action: Not call until after the 31st March deadline has passed. In the meantime, trying to distract myself...
Bah, I've phoned Warwick a couple of times to ask when they'll let me know. The first time they told me that I'd probably know by last Friday; and last Friday they told me that it would probably come mid-March. It's only administrative staff you speak to - not the people that will actually be making the decisions.
Hey, if there's still nothing by the 6th I'm going to be quite firm with them about wanting to know there and then over the phone, because the last open day for applicants is the 8th at Warwick, and if I can't visit them I'm not putting them down as a firm.