I’ve complained before about the opacity of the application procedure. I’ve gotten to the point now that I’m asking all outstanding schools what my status is. Following is a list — which I will keep updating — of departments that have closed their application procedures without bothering to inform applicants that they have been rejected. Petty? Maybe. But I’m the one who’s gotten screwed here, so the least they can do is be publicly known as not acting in good faith towards their applicants.
- George Mason University
- Kansas State University
- Northwestern University
- Purdue University
- Stony Brook University
- University of Arizona
- University of California, Davis
- University of California, Irvine
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Michigan
- University of Regina
- University of Tennessee
- University of Toronto
Note: I am giving departments the benefit of the doubt if they say they did send word. Still I am shocked — shocked — at how many letters the post office has lost.