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Should I quit?

My application seems to have stalled indefinitely as I don't know when the professor will be back from leave. I have tried contacting doctoral college but no replies. They were replying before but after they said that they have attached the proposal and sent to the department, they haven't replied to a single email


Should I just quit and assume my application isn't going to be successful?
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I thought the date you are waiting on is Monday?

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7465256
If we are not having fun or feeling happy, it's okay to quit and find something else that makes us happy.
Original post by BlueEyesHypnotiz
My application seems to have stalled indefinitely as I don't know when the professor will be back from leave. I have tried contacting doctoral college but no replies. They were replying before but after they said that they have attached the proposal and sent to the department, they haven't replied to a single email
Should I just quit and assume my application isn't going to be successful?

Don't jump to conclusions just yet. Persistence is key in academia. Keep reaching out to both the professor and the doctoral college. Consider seeking advice from fellow students or other faculty members. Don't give up until you've explored all avenues.
As I've commented previously, this is just the nature of PhD applications.

If you can't be bothered persisting with email exchanges, or aren't resilient to delays, then I can't see a doctoral programme being especially satisfying.
Hi,
Persistence is definitely key when it comes to most application processes. My suggestion would be to leave a couple of weeks in between follow ups before politely asking for an update or further information about your progress.
Sometimes it is just easy for emails to get lost or pile up meaning yours can find themselves at the bottom of the list.
Best of luck with it all,
Meg 😊
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