I want to apply to study computer science phd at us universities, and I am wondering if a professor that I have emailed for admission don't reply my mail. should i still apply for university? Thanks

marked as duplicate by RoboKaren, user6726, paul garrett, Johanna, ff524 Nov 10 '15 at 20:07

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 3
    Maybe you could start your sentences with capital letters. – peterh Nov 10 '15 at 18:36
  • 2
    Spam filters sometimes interpret non-capitalization, or all caps, or non-standard capitalization and other punctuation, as evidence of spam, just FYI... Even if the filter didn't get it, many people (including myself) do not take seriously emails from unknown people written ... carelessly or hastily. – paul garrett Nov 10 '15 at 19:08

In the US, admissions are normally handled at the department level, so there's no reason you shouldn't apply, even if a potential advisor hasn't answered your email.

However, you may also want to consider the possibility that the advisor in question either didn't get it (it was sent to a spam folder, for instance), or overlooked it (it happens).

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.