I couldn't agree with you more! As a current student at NYU, I can say that we have a really friendly and close class. Because there are only about 30 of us, there is a lot of collaboration and we frequently go out together as a class. You shouldn't be worried about getting stuck only talking to...
I would suggest you also go to the front desk of high schools in your area. Most of them maintain a list of tutors available to pass out to parents looking for help for their kids. I got a lot of responses that way, especially after the first report card comes out!
They sent me an email telling me to check the application site. As I've learnt, there is no point to compulsively check the site every few hours because it won't update until the email is sent. Regardless, you can check it by logging in, clicking on "Application for Graduate Admission"...
The acceptance email came with a caveat that the official acceptance was still yet to come upon approval from Graduate Student Services. Does anyone know of any cases where GSS failed to approve the department's recommendation to accept?
I think the program rankings helped direct a lot of attention to the site, especially for people just starting to look into the career. I decided to become a member, however, to use the tracker. I think its a really neat and useful feature.
I wouldn't worry that you haven't heard anything. The university has probably been closed for the holidays. If you go to the online application under 'Review Process Status', you should see that it is pending.
I wouldn't worry that you haven't heard anything. The university has probably been closed these past two weeks. If you go to the application online where you submitted, you can see under 'Review Process Status' that it should be pending.