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I applied to graduate school in US about two months ago and I am still waiting for my result. I was thinking may be it is a good idea to email my potential advisor again and asked them whether they have looked at my application or what is the status of my application?

Can you please tell me how to start this email? How should I politely ask about status of my application?

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    It is uncommon to ask a faculty member about the status of an application as most of the time the admission staff should handlethis kind of inquiries. If the faculty has said that you can email him/her, then maybe that is fine. Otherwise, check with the admission staff. Feb 15, 2015 at 20:54
  • What kind of contact did you have with this potential advisor before? Also: related question
    – Kimball
    Feb 16, 2015 at 1:16
  • I told him I am interest in your research and I asked him do you accept new graduate student.
    – user59419
    Feb 16, 2015 at 9:49
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    And did he reply to that? Unless he previously showed specific interest in you as an applicant, such an email will probably not be received with much enthusiasm. (By the way, if you don't address your comments, like @user59419, I don't know you've responded unless I view the question again.)
    – Kimball
    Feb 18, 2015 at 11:54
  • @Kimball. Yes, she told I will be accepting new graduate student. Please express your interest to my research group then I will look at your application more closely.
    – user59419
    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:51

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It is uncommon to ask a faculty member about the status of an application as most of the time it's the admission staff who handle this kind of inquiries. If the faculty has said that you can email him/her, then it may be fine. Otherwise, check with the admission staff.

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