Friday, March 19, 2010



Correspondence, No comment needed:

To: Scott White
Subject: sorry to bother you, but ...

Does the email below — which my daughter ______________ received — seem to say that she has been accepted to _____, without actually saying it???

thanks for any insight you can give me.


E-mail:

Subject: Book your travel plans to NYC for April
Reply-To: admissions.ops@



Dear ________

Hello and greetings from _____ Undergraduate Admissions!

Last week we notified all freshman applicants of upcoming deadlines and event dates for our admissions process. Now, we write to you - and only a select group of applicants - again to remind you of our events for accepted students:

April 9-11: Events on campus for accepted students. These events are by invitation only, and RSVP instructions will be sent only to accepted applicants.

April 17-18: Events off-campus in 13 cities across the US for accepted students. These events are by invitation only, and RSVP instructions will be sent only to accepted applicants.

While your decision packet will not be mailed for another 2 weeks, it might be a good idea for you to start checking into travel plans to visit campus.

We'll be following up with more information for you as soon as our RSVP web site is open for event registration!


Me: Wow. That is one coy letter. There have always been these "likely" letters, but this really is a new tack. Interesting. It is not an "official" admissions, but a statement of what they intend to do. I would say admission is close to certain, but since this is new to me, I can only say what seems pretty obvious to me.


Scott White
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