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Friday, March 23, 2012

Notification Update

I saw something yesterday that made me think we were close to an update about regular decision notifications.  It was just a glimpse, but I was pretty sure about what I saw.

It was a technician in the printer room.  It might seem like a small thing to you, but it's a sign of something big to us.  You see, when the operations staff brings in a technician to give our printers a check up, I know it's time to put welcome packets together.  That means decisions are probably close to being finalized.

This is serious stuff, so I wanted to be sure.

  Well, there's good news.  Really, really, really good news.

We're ready early!  The Dean has given the green light!  We're going to release decisions.

Decisions will be ready Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5 PM Eastern!
(Yes, that's today.)

Now, this part is important: during the Early Action release, the system was hammered.  It never crashed, but all those sessions slowed it down considerably.  The SIS people are dedicating every bit of the servers to this release, but just be aware that you might experience an extremely slow SIS at exactly 5 PM.

I'm going to very quickly throw together entries for each kind of decision so applicants can chat in the comments.  I'll post admission statistics on Monday and answer as many questions as possible then.