is it normal for postgraduate replies to take very long to reply
does this mean a rejection :/
can you guys give me an idea on when you applied for MSc taught courses and when offers/rejections came through.
much appreciated !
normal..postgrad to reply late...... Watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-01-2015 21:35
- 26-01-2015 21:47
I think it very much depends on the course and university.
I applied for my MSc taught course on the 21st August 2014 (deadline was 29th August) last reference didn't come in until the 6th September, got an offer on the 9th September (half 9 at night). Course started on the 15th September. kind of a last minute spur of the moment decision for me
For my course people who applied earlier waited much longer to hear back
- Thread Starter
- 26-01-2015 21:54
Thanks for the overview, congrats on your offer ...the waiting game!!
- 26-01-2015 22:40
It really is an imprecise science...
If your application gets received one day and there is an admissions meeting the next day it is perfectly possible for an offer to be in your inbox within days. On the other hand at this stage of the admissions cycle meetings may be no more than fortnightly, even monthly, and so if you just miss a meeting it might mean your application doesn't get looked at for some time.
Most programmes will operate a rolling system whereby outstanding applications are given an offer as soon as they are reviewed and sub-standard ones rejected as soon as they are reviewed. Those that are more marginal are held back in what is called a gathered field in the lingo until the standard of the field becomes more clear/ there are more applications to compare against one another. If you have been waiting more than a couple of months it is very likely that you are in this category.