Good sign? or means nothing?

<p>What does it mean when someone from admissions sends an email asking for more information? I applied to Brandeis for spring 2012 transfer. I got an email from someone in admissions asking for another personal statement so they can understand my educational record better. It probably looked weird that I went to a different high school every year because I was a competitive figure skater. Also, they were confused as to why I did very poorly for two semesters in college, Withdrawing from all my classes, but then retaking them and getting A's. This was when my grandfather was dying - I won't go into the story on here.</p>

<p>My first reaction is to get really excited because if they didn't like the rest of my application, would they be asking for more information? I mean, surely, if they didn't think I was a competitive applicant they would just say pass and move on. </p>

<p>Anyone have some insight on this? I'm writing the personal statement tonight and trying not to get my hopes up.</p>

<p>It is a good sign. Schools only ask for more information when they are interested. If you were in the no pile already, they wouldn't bother.</p>

<p>Good luck, FloridaTransfer. You sounds like you've been through a lot but have done your best to compensate & have great explanations.</p>

<p>Thanks! Crossing my fingers!</p>