Tuesday, December 19, 2006

A message from the dean

Here is an update from the dean:

I’d like to take a moment to explain the ways we distributed Early Action decisions.

At 4:00 pm on Friday, December 15th, all domestic admissions decisions were metered first class mail and delivered by courier to a post office downtown. From there they began their journey to your homes around the country. International applicants were sent decisions by UPS courier and the first of those packets should begin arriving Wednesday, December 20th.

These letters are your official admissions decisions.

However, as a courtesy to applicants, email notifications of all decisions were sent at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 18th. For some reason, a very few email decisions were not received. We will not resend email notifications, nor will admissions decisions be given over the phone, in order to protect the confidentiality of these decisions.

We understand your anxiety if you have not received your decision letter. Please be patient as the US Postal Service does its work during this busy time of the year. If you have not received your official letter by Thursday, December 21st at 5pm, please call our office on either Friday, December 22nd or Tuesday, December 26th. At that point we can work to resend admissions decisions by mail.

Ted O’Neill
Dean of Admissions