몇차례 컨택을 하던 교수로부터 메일을 받았습니다.. 제가 몇가지 궁금한 점들에 대해 메일을 보냈었었구요.. 음.. 역시 형식적인 답장인걸까요?
I am glad you sent in your application. I am meeting with the director of graduate studies in one week. There is not an official reason to interview. Students are usually accepted without interview. I or other faculty in the program are eager to meet you if you are in town. But we can wait until the program begins if that suits your travel.
Happy New Year to you and thank you for applying.