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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Likely Letters, round 2

Another batch of Likely Letters should hit the mail over the weekend. Everything we mail has to go to the central mail services to be sealed and metered, so I don't know exactly when they'll be released to the US Postal Service. Sorry I can't be more specific about the time frame. I don't think there will be another "wave" of these letters.

Read past posts about these letters and then read the following before posting questions:

1. A small number of likely letters are sent each year. There is no set number of letters sent.

2. The letters are sent in waves, not at once. I can't predict when a letter will arrive. I can only tell you when letters left my office.

3. The absence of a letter does not mean you are going to be waitlisted or denied. The vast majority of admitted students never receive one. Assume that you won't get one and then it'll be a little surprise if you do.

4. There is no relationship between likely letters and Echols/Rodman/College Science Scholars.

5. The letter means exactly what it says, no more, no less. It is not an offer letter. We have not made final decisions yet.

6. International students can get one of these letters, but the letters are sent via regular mail, which can take a long time.

7. We do not expect replies to these letters.

Okay...let's hear those questions!