Yes, and I made two things clear while I was on the phone:

a) that this friend/classmate NOT getting into the program was leading my DD to think that maybe she shouldn't bother applying (so I wanted to know what their acceptance rate was, and whether or not her age or diploma from a virtual HS could be a problem), and that

b) I was only the one calling because my DD was at work while their office was open. At work on the same campus, in a research setting.

It is super important to not look/behave like a helicopter parent. smile

Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.