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|Institution||Program (Season)||Decision & Date||St1||Date Added||Notes|
|Purdue University||Mechanical Engineering, PhD (F15)||Other via E-mail on 2 Jul 2015 Undergrad GPA: 8.88|
GRE General (V/Q/W): 156/168/3.50
GRE Subject: n/a
|I||2 Jul 2015|
- Got an email from Purdue about moving my application to Spring. Replied to them the following:
I would like to move my application to Spring 2016. However, I would want to inquire the following about the admission procedure :
1. Was my application was at all reviewed at any stage Or it remained oblivious to all faculty members? If it was not at all reviewed then there might be a chance that my application is not strong( although your previous mail states that -Although you were a strong applicant to our graduate program )..
2. If I move my application to Spring 2016, will I able to add some more recommendation letters to my application.
Following reply came:
We have moved your application to Spring 2016. Your file is complete, so there is nothing else for you to submit.
Our e-mail to you was a little misleading. As soon as you submitted your online application, it was loaded onto our database for all faculty to review, so yes, your file was reviewed. That is the reason we are reaching out to you to move your application to Spring 2016. Since you have applied for the Direct PhD, we do not admit PhD applicants without firm funding from our ME faculty. So, the Graduate Committee felt you have a strong application, but funding was not available. We highly encourage our PhD applicants to contact our ME faculty which best parallels your research interests. Here is the link: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/People/Areas.
Unfortunately, once you submit your application online, you cannot go back into it and make changes or add items. We cannot update your file for you electronically either. My advice to you is if you contact faculty, you might want to attach any updated resume, recommendation letter, etc.
Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.