If You’re Worried, Just Call.
My niece recently called me wondering why she had not yet heard from the University of Miami although she had sent in her new SAT scores and first-semester senior grades. “How long do we have to wait?” she pleaded. I told her to call the admissions office directly.
Often we are apprehensive about calling the admissions departments of any college for fear of somehow being blackballed for phoning. Then, when lack of patience gets the best of us, we find out that the new scores never did actually arrive or they are there but haven’t been sent to the proper parties. It is not uncommon for this to occur, so if you are feeling uneasy about not having heard, there is nothing wrong with placing a call (or rather having your student do so since this is the true beginning of advocating for themselves).
Be sure to check with your high school office (and get written confirmation) when that individual submits transcripts and any testing scores to make sure they were successfully sent and received. A simple call inquiring about whether their application is complete and if their new grades have arrived will ease their minds (and yours). And, while they have them on the phone, it can’t hurt to politely inquire as to when they can expect to hear.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124
TEL: 305-284-6000, option 1