Sending an email to professor during Graduate School admission process will increase the chances of getting admission with scholarship. Dr. Vivek Pai Associate Professor have written a page (Q&A format ) that talks about Do and Dont’s about Email.
Typically every student sending email, expects to get reply and financial aid with admission. Read the Email reply from a Professor to a Prospective International student planning to apply to Masters in Electrical Engineering.
Professors are very busy and they don’t usually reply to all Prospective student, unless you are applying for PhD. When writing email to a Professor, most of you it will be the first email to a Professor in US University. Most International students are not used to writing email in Professional way (without typos and grammar mistakes). It’s hard for anyone to respond to email with mistakes. (Even, here at Happy Schools, we don’t respond to comments that has lots of mistakes. )
Most of the students ask for Financial Aid within first few sentences in first email. That clearly show how IGNORANT a student can be. Dr Vivek has some strong words for students applying for Graduate School those send email asking about Grad School admission and financial aid.
If you are in processing of applying to schools in US, you better read his graduate school application guide .