Why? Because for some reason there is a mountain of trouble associated with the applications this year.
- I've had a record number of people that claimed that they uploaded materials, when there was no place TO upload them.
- I've had multiple people send me copies and scans of transcripts, even after I ask for them to from the registrar, in a sealed envelope.
- I've had more than a few people not able to find the mailing address, even when it's on the website. In bold. With a title. Centered on the page.
- Many supplemental materials are late because they were sent to the college's PO box. Just the PO box. With no department or name on it.
- The post office has been sending out transcripts that DO have the department's name on it to Undergrad Admissions.
- GRE scores from October never showed up. Simply never showed up. I can't do anything about it. Somehow this is my fault.
- Somehow not knowing that we require official transcripts and GRE scores. even after you've applied here before
I spent 5 hours yesterday sending emails detailing what materials were missing. Which triggered an avalanche of emails back INSISTING that their materials were in. In some cases, they are transcripts that I suspect are misplaced in other offices. In others.... seriously... write the correct address!!
Can I have wine now?