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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Regular Decision Update

It started a week ago. Students started mentioning the results of this process in their comments and tweets. Everyone knows that we are usually able to release our decisions a few days before our stated notification date of April 1st.

I have to admit that I didn't see that tweet until I sat down for the basketball game on Friday afternoon and the answer was obviously "no."

For this one, I had to look back at the blog posts from last March to remember when we notified. Last year, we were able to release on March 21st. I guess you can read into the fact that I didn't know that off the top of my head. When we are done, we move to release the decisions. The date isn't determined by last year's process.

Some students have just made hints at notification...

So what are we doing right now? We are honestly still working on files. At this point, every file has been read multiple times, but "building a class" doesn't just happen after the first or second pass. We visit files over and over again to come to a final decision for them.

We are close, so it's time to stop sending updates for files (mail sent today won't get to us until next week and it can take a few days to get things into files).

I know the wait is tough! We are working as quickly as possible without sacrificing our thorough review. We know that on the other side of this is our favorite part of the year - soon we'll get to meet all of the admitted students at Days on the Lawn!

Hang in there!

CavDog doesn't like the wait, either.