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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A quick note about your "to do" list in SIS

We're processing right now.  We're going to be processing for a few weeks.  While we're working on that, I thought I'd make a list of things you should worry about and things you shouldn't worry about right now.

Things you should worry about:
-your school work

Things you should not worry about:
-your status on the UVa SIS
-your status on the UVa SIS  (seriously)
-your status on the UVa SIS  (really, I promise)

It will take us a few weeks to process everything we have gotten.  Right now, your "to do" list on the SIS may have items on it that have already arrived in our office, but haven't been checked in and matched up to your file.  I heard about a school that doesn't even let students check their status until February.  Part of me thinks that's a great idea.  Part of me thinks it would drive students crazy!  I wonder if it prompts more calls/emails from people who want to verify that items have arrived.  That reminds me...

Please do not call asking us to verify receipt of credentials.

Our staff needs to process.  They can not check on documents for you.  This is what the SIS will be for at the end of the month.

Oh, and here are photos of the two things college admission folks hate the most at this time of year:


Staples are not welcome in paperless offices!  If you send us paper, we have to scan it into our imaging system.  That slows the process down right there.  Adding staples (and for some reason, few people stop at just one staple) slows the process down even more.  Skip the staples.

Special packaging is a waste of money and materials.  Anything that arrives like this gets yanked right out of the folder or binder so we can scan the contents.  Please, please save your money and stop using these things!