Fall 2010 Early Action Applications

It has been far too long since I have posted here on the Admissions Counselors’ blog!  I hope everyone has been having a great Fall.  We have been getting quite a few questions here in the Admissions Office about Early Action applications so I was hoping to answer those questions for you today.

1) What’s up with my checklist? We received a very large number of applications for our Early Action period and this has caused a delay in processing time.  Please continue to monitor the status of your application online and we really appreciate your patience.  If your application items were postmarked by November 1 it is likely they are with your application.

2) My friend said you accept 90% of your students during Early Action? I’m not sure where this rumor started but it is not true.  During our Early Action period we either offer students admission or defer their application to Regular Decision.  Early Action is more competitive though so the students offered admission are often around our averages or higher (averages being 3.6 GPA, 1800 SAT, 27 ACT-although these aren’t minimum requirements for EA).

3) When will I hear back about my Early Action application? We send our decision letters through the mail and you can expect to hear from our office in late-December.  We send our letters in mid-December but don’t expect it right on December 15; it is more likely that you will receive the letter toward the end of the month.  We send letters to all Early Action students, even if your application is deferred to Regular Decision.

While you wait to hear back from us about your Early Action application make sure you have looked into our Scholars Programs to see if there are any in which you are interested in applying.  If you haven’t submitted your Undergraduate application yet get those  to our office!  The Regular Decision deadline is February 1 but feel free to submit your application earlier.  We’ve been having a great time reviewing all of your applications.  Let us know if you have any questions.  Take care!