Last Tuesday, while I sat inside my cozy kitchen watching the storm swirl outside, I could also see the emails piling up in the Fletcher Admissions inbox. Every day since then, there have been long stretches when all you can hear in the office is the tappety tappety of fingers on keyboards as we catch up with the tide of questions flowing our way.
I dare say that all of my Admissions pals are like me in having anywhere from a few to a lot of emails awaiting answers in their inboxes. On their (and my) behalf, I want you to know that we’re working hard and we’re going to get back to you. I know it’s annoying to wait for an answer, but it does take us time to work through all the requests for information. We appreciate your patience! (Even you, Cookie Monster.)
As a practical suggestion, I’ll mention that folks who send simple emails tend to receive their simple responses relatively quickly. When we receive an email or a call with requests for several different types of information, just doing the research can take some time. I’m not saying you should hold back on your questions — but if you need us to gather a lot of information on your behalf, a little extra patience may be needed.
Speaking of waiting, you should know that the U.S. has already shifted to Daylight Savings Time. Our current time zone is UTC-4. Keep that in mind when you set a time for a phone appointment. Occasionally we find ourselves waiting for a call from someone who is confused about the time and will be an hour late (assuming we’re still available to take the call).
Now back to my inbox!