You’ve submitted all of your applications, written numerous essays on a variety of topics and collected dozens of recommendations. Now all that’s left to do is wait for an answer. Some might say completing all the paperwork and taking the tests is the hardest portion of the process. However, those of you waiting for your decision letter to arrive know that is actually the most difficult part of the entire process. So, now that all the applications are in and you are just waiting to hear something back, what comes next?
You will receive an acknowledgement email that your application has been received along with a short video, which takes a quick look at the admission decision process. Your probably wondering how we make our admission decisions. We start by taking a holistic look at you as a student and as an individual. We take into consideration your GPA, course work, test scores, resume of activities, essay and any other information you or your school counselor provide us with. From there, several admission counselors review the file and then meet with a committee to decide if you are admissible. Once we have reached your decision, it gets entered into our system. Finally, we send out all admission decision on December 15.
You’re probably wondering “Well, what I am supposed to do while I wait for my decision?” Good question.
1. Our advice is to continue working hard and keep your grades up.
2. Don’t forget about money. This is the perfect time to start looking into financial aid and scholarships.
3. Write thank-you letters to anyone who gave you a recommendation.
4. Alert your admission counselor if there are any changes to your file (ex: new grades or test scores)
5. Have fun and hang out with friends.
We know it can be difficult waiting for the admission decision. When the “did I’s” or “didn’t I’s” become overwhelming, try to stay focused on your last few months of high school.