Early Action decisions are now available online, and the applicant pool was very strong! Approximately 6,100 students were admitted, and here is the link to the 2011 EA admitted student press release with some statistics included. We are thrilled to have such a strong group of admitted students, but please also know that we will still be admitting a substantial number of students over the next 3-4 months.
For those of you who were deferred, please understand that this is not a denial decision, but just a situation where we wanted to look more in-depth at you as student and a person, and we want to be able to take the time to review everything in detail about you, from your short essays to activities to recommendations. Also, make sure you read the deferred student FAQ, especially before commenting on here please.
If you have questions about your specific decision, I ask that you not post them on this blog, as I truly cannot answer specific questions about individual students here (both because I generally do not have the actual student’s information, and because I cannot disclose individual student information in a comment). My best suggestion is to talk with both your family and your HS counselor, review my suggestions about how to react to EA decisions, review the FAQ’s that are available off your myStatus page, and if you still think you need to communicate with our office, either call or email.
Also, please be aware that I will be helping my daughter out tonight with a volunteer program, my son has a tennis tournament this weekend, I am teaching Sunday School on Sunday morning, and we have a Christmas Party on Sunday night, so I might not be able to answer every comment right away. Please be patient, as I am only one person!
Have a great weekend, and Go Dawgs!