Discrepancies with an e-mail from an Admissions Officer...

<p>Alright, so I applied to McGill back in November, been checking the thing probably everyday, multiple times, since (>_>). The two programs I chose to apply to were the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language).</p>

<p>The main one I want is the one to the Faculty of Arts...which is still Decision Pending despite being past March 26, the date they are supposedly suppose to let us know? (I'm a US student) But that's not the point of this thread...</p>

<p>I got an e-mail about two weeks ago from Frank Babics, supposed admissions officer for McGill...the e-mail seemed slightly weird to me, but he had my application number and such. The main thing that made me think the e-mail may even have been fake was because it said "Dear Ms. Picon" which is completely wrong because my last name is not Picon nor am I a female. So I replied to his e-mail and he said that it was a mistake and he forgot to erase the name from the template e-mail. He subsequently sent me a "correct" e-mail... I checked to make sure, for one, if Frank Babics is really a McGill admissions officer and he IS listed on the site, so...I guess it must have been legit?</p>

<p>Alright, so I figured I'd say all that, but the REAL question is a discrepancy with the way the wording of the e-mail is...this is what I received:</p>

<p>"[xxx]</p>

<p>Application Number: [xxx]</p>

<p>Dear Mr. [xxx],</p>

<p>Your application to the Bachelor of Education Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program has now been reviewed and I am pleased to inform you that you meet the admission requirements for entry into the program. For admission to the TESL program we require that all candidates successfully pass an English language proficiency test. Please note that distance testing is available; you can contact Ms. Alina Broccoli at <a href="mailto:alina.broccoli@mcgill.ca">alina.broccoli@mcgill.ca</a> or at (514) 398-4527 to register for a testing session.</p>

<p>If at any time you choose to no longer pursue your application to the TESL program, kindly let me know by replying to this email.</p>

<p>Best regards,</p>

<p>Frank Babics</p>

<p>Admissions Officer</p>

<p>Enrolment Services</p>

<p>McGill University"</p>

<p>I put [xxx] in places where my name and application number were (for obvious reasons). My question is, does this e-mail mean I am basically ADMITTED into the program, all I need to do is take that test and send them the results? Or does it mean that it's just another requirement I still need to send to them? This particular application still says "Further Review Required." And that English Language Proficiency Test was added as a requirement not long before I received this e-mail... </p>

<p>So yeah, first concern is if the e-mail is legit (because I was expecting to get such an e-mail in a more formal manner, I guess, and the mistakes at first were a bit odd), and what this e-mail exactly means... Sorry that this post is kind of long, hopefully you guys can tredge through it and give me some clarification. >_< I probably could just e-mail him, but I just feel a bit weird e-mailing him again after pointing out his mistake at first...</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>It seems more like a new requirement. But it has some admit-ty "taste", too. What about legitimacy of letter.... idk...</p>

<p>You can try phoning Mcgill? =)~
good luck!</p>

<p>Instead of posting people's names & email addresses, try replying to the email or phoning the school. Go to the actual source rather than the anonymous, unreliable internet.</p>