Ah, the return of Questionable Questions. We thought it best to start off the year right with our favorite of all questions - the Elongated Email of Unnecessary Inquiries. Please endure with us.
My name is____________ and I am currently a rising Junior. I am in a regional agriscience program and currently work for a farm and a veterinarian. My professional goal is to become a veterinarian and I am just starting out looking at colleges. I have visited the campus and am interested in learning more about the school. I have a number of questions I hope you can help me answer.
1) What is the preferred major for entry into vet school, Pre-vet or Animal Sciences or? What is the major you offer that would best prepare me for vet school?
2) How big is that department (how many students, faculty and classes offered?
3) Tell me about your facilities?
4) I know that hands on experience with animals is important to vet schools, can you tell me what experience is offered through the curriculum? What about connections in the community?
5) Does your school have connections with vet schools as far as holding a number of seats or being a feeder school of sorts? If so, what school and how many students are placed?
6) What is the percentage of graduates applying to vet school being accepted?
7) What do you advise for graduates not being accepted to vet school?
How does your school assist those students that are not immediately able to go onto vet school?
9) Do you have any clubs or organizations specific to the field?
10) What links can you share to help me learn more about this subsection of information for your school?
11) What is expected of me for admittance such as GPA, SATs, other?
12) If I come for a visit, I would be most interested in the facilities for my major. How do I go about making that happen?
13) Can you put me on a prospective student list for information to be mailed and e-mailed? I’m interested in general information as well as information specific to my major and goals.
Thank you so much for your time and effort!
Here is our preferred email response:
Dear Waste of our Time,
Hello to you too! Remember when you said you came for a campus visit? This would have been an amazing time to ask all of these questions to a faculty member or advisor from our Agriculture area. And if you’d like to come back, I’d be glad to give you a phone number or website link to independently schedule such a visit. Because you had your chance.
Also, please do tell whatever Guidance Counselor gave you a general suggested list of questions to send to your admission counselor where you plug in your intended major that they should die a slow and painful death. I certainly hope their death comes as the result of multiple and prolonged interactions with you and your barrage of asinine questions.
And yes, our institution generally prefers some type of hands on experience if you’re going to be a vet. Duh. Mother effing duh.
Best of luck!
Your Bothered Admission Counselor
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