Is it ok to mail NYU admission office asking for their decision? I have 3 pending offers one of which I have to accept within 1st April. But since NYU is my preferred choice, I would like to wait till I hear a conclusive answer from them. Will mailing them adversely affect my chances at NYU?
you should email them - it does not affect anything; you'd have surety, particularly when 1 April is approaching. Good luck.
I emailed them last week for the same concern... and the following was their reply:
"All decisions at NYU are released in March to foreign-trained applicants who supplied complete materials by the deadline. You may visit our website for full information about application review and decision release. Unfortunately, an earlier decision is not possible in individual circumstances.
However, you should be aware that the Law School Admission Council has adopted a Statement of Good Admission and Financial Aid Practices for LLM Programs, which indicates that member schools should ask for commitments from admitted students no earlier than April 1 for masters programs that start in the Fall semester. (The link to the Statement leads to a PDF document, which requires a PDF reader to open. If you have problems accessing the document, kindly let us know.)
At NYU, provided an application is not withdrawn prior to decision by the applicant, the Committee on Graduate Admissions will render a decision. When considering any offer of admission, we encourage all applicants to read the terms of the offer carefully, and to act in good faith with any terms to which they may agree."