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Lost in the mail?!

Mh475Mh475 Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
edited January 2009 in Brown University
just got an email from brown stating that my application isn't complete. i sent in everything through the mail, transcript, ssr, teacher recs...etc

im going to send a replacement as soon as possible....but will this have an impact on my decision?


im freaking out.
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Replies to: Lost in the mail?!

  • lilygraceslilygraces Registered User Posts: 1,195 Senior Member
    it could have been brown that lost your information. grinnell lost a bunch of the stuff that my school sent. as long as you get it to them asap, it should affect you in any way (grinnell isn't penalizing me for it at all).
  • superwomansuperwoman Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    I got the email too but about my test scores. I'm taking the ACT next weekend so they should be getting my scores later on. Don't panic! It specifically stated that in the email I got. They just said don't panic, just send everything again and it won't affect your decision. Good luck!

    P.s. if your thinking about calling; DON'T! It also said that in the email, don't call! Just in case you were thinking about calling.
  • xStevenxSteven Registered User Posts: 1,400 Senior Member
    Too bad I called! I had no clue what I was missing because everything looked like it was received on the portal. I called and said in a very snappy, unintelligible voice, "YO WOT AM I MISSIN' I SENT EVERYTHAAAAAAAAAAANG."
    She replied, "Your fee waiver wasn't received. Just fax one on Monday."
    I reply, "OKAY, LASHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONDA."
    Then we hung up.
  • superwomansuperwoman Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    O wow...that's a bit comical.
    Anyway, if you didn't believe me because I know I wouldn't of believed myself (lol)
    The email said:

    Your Brown Application‏

    From: Brown Admission Office ([email protected])
    You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as unsafe
    Sent: Fri 1/30/09 10:59 AM
    To: [email]X****[/email]

    Dear X,



    Our records indicate that your application to Brown is not yet complete. Please don’t panic!



    To determine which items are missing from your application file, just log in to our site. If you have not received your username and passkey, please contact the Admission Office.



    It is entirely possible that your missing items were sent--but have been delayed, lost in the mail, or temporarily misfiled (as careful as we are!). If the missing item was intended to be an online submission (e.g., a teacher evaluation), you should arrange for it to be resubmitted. PLEASE DO NOT call to say that you are certain that the documents (such as a transcript or school report) were sent. The best way to be sure that your application will be completed in time for Regular Decision consideration is to arrange for replacement items to be sent to us. See our mailing address below.



    If you have submitted a transcript, but it is listed as missing, please be sure that your school submitted all four years.



    If the Application Summary indicates that we have not received official test results, you should contact the College Board (866-756-7346) or the American College Testing Service (319-337-1313) to have your scores released and sent to Brown. We cannot accept photocopies of score reports. NOTE: If you took tests in January, we expect to receive results from the testing services in time to consider them with your application.



    Again, though we urge you to act promptly, you should not worry. Once your application is complete, we will give it our full and careful attention.



    Best wishes,

    The Brown Admission Office





    Brown University

    Office of Admission

    45 Prospect Street

    Box 1876

    Providence, RI 02912


    p.s. notice the capital PLEASE DO NOT, that's why I didn't call lol. It looked a little scary, I think they're sooo overwhelmed! Good Luck anyway!
  • treemaventreemaven Registered User Posts: 289 Junior Member
    "PLEASE DO NOT call to say that you are certain that the documents (such as a transcript or school report) were sent. "

    Aah, but see, the sentence asks you not to call to argue that the document WAS sent. It does not say not to call with questions for clarifications.
  • superwomansuperwoman Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    true true. my bad!
  • cherry0809cherry0809 Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    i am confused!!! i received the same email. after i logged into my account, nothing seems to be missing, and it states that 'requirement fulfilled'. now i am waiting for another reply from brown.. do you guys encounter the same problem like me?
  • cherry0809cherry0809 Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    i wonder whether they work on saturday??
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