Having Trouble Reaching Your EC? by Stu Schmill '86
Some advice on getting in touch with your interviewer.
[Editor’s note in 2017: This post contains outdated contact information. If you are having trouble contacting your assigned EC, please email [email protected] or call the Admissions Office at 617-253-3400.]
I have heard from some students that when they contact their EC, it sometimes takes a while to hear a response. Some of this may be attributed to the fact that our ECs are volunteers and have jobs and other commitments that might take them out of the area traveling, or otherwise be temporarily and unexpectedly unavailable.
But there may be other reasons. I know one EC who told me that some of her applicants’ emails wound up in her spam filter. My suggestion is that if you email your EC and don’t hear back within a few days, you should call him or her. If you then don’t hear back within a few days, then you should follow up with the EC office, via email ([email protected]) or phone (617-258-5510).
And, while we are on this topic, a good thing to keep in mind is that when you do call or email your EC, you should identify yourself at the front end, so they know who you are and why you are calling/writing. (And don’t call too late at night, either!)