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    Decision notification method?

    So I've scoured places like applyingtograd, who_got_in, and thegradcafe, but they're limited in urban planners. Now that I've submitted all my applications, how can I expect to hear from urban planning schools? Phone, email, standard mail letter? Is there any 'typical' way grad urban planning (specifically, masters) admission departments let you know their decision?

    Good luck to everyone else applying this round!

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    You should get a letter. I think most--if not all--schools send out letters.

    Many schools also have a web service that will allow you to check your admission status online. You might call the university to see if it offers such a service. (The school I attended did; I found out that I was admitted via internet two weeks or so prior to receiving a letter.)

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    Fair point, I forgot about those. I believe all of my schools have them, but some are easier to manage then others. I guess I was specifically talking about the official notification from schools, but thanks for the info!

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    It depends on the school. Most schools you can check your application decision online and they will mail you the official letter out shortly after that. Some schools only notify by snail mail.

    For Fall 2006-Ohio State, Rutgers, NYU had an online status. Ball State and Portland State were snail mail with Portland being the late decider of the lot.
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    for their MPA program, I got an email from Brown University first, then a snail mail letter later. I wouldn't be surprised if more schools did that.

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    With the exception of Portland State, all of my acceptances and rejections in 2007 were by e-mail. (Portland State sent a letter.)

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