"We have received all materials necessary to begin the review of your Early Decision application. Should we have any questions or require further materials from you, we will contact you directly via email or telephone. If you have not already done so, please click on the email verification link on the menu page to verify or update your address."
That's it. But this morning I got another email saying:
" Next week, you can check your application status here:
Soooo now I guess that the message stated above doesn't really describe my application status. Wait until next week before expecting a list of which materials they have received.
Yes, but I'm a little bit hesitant to get too excited. UPenn saw a decline (albeit much smaller) in ED applicants last year, but admitted less students anyway "to allow for more flexibility in the regular round." I hope that Dartmouth doesn't play the same games, but they only won't if they think less people will apply overall...This reduction in early apps is really unprecedented, no knowing what they might do.
I don't think the decline in ED apps will impact one's chances. I'm guessing the percent admitted ED will stay the same this year. Yes, they'll probably accept fewer students ED but only because fewer applied.
Can't help but wonder if Harvard & Princeton reinstating the EA option last year had something to do with the decline in Dartmouth's ED apps.
Last edited by nbc1993; 11-15-2012 at 09:31 AM.
Reason: more to say!
Ohhhh crappp I caught an error on my application!! And I checked it over like a gazillion times!! dang it.
I uploaded my essay twice; under personal statement AND additional information. Total accident. I guess I just saw the upload button and thought I hadn't done it already... and I WONDERED why my print preview had two copies of my essay. asdfjklalsdjfla
Rainbow, yes it does...Because if this means a drop in applications overall (which it probably does; this level of decrease is unprecedented) they HAVE to accept a higher percentage of applicants; they still have to fill up the class!
That's possible, but they still want to fill up a fixed part of the class ED. Also, what I'm trying to say is a 12.5% decrease in apps ED probably doesn't just speak to a decrease in apps for ED since it's really an unprecedented and unexpected decrease in apps, but probably bodes for a decrease in apps this entire application cycle (including RD). Not for sure, but likely (why I expressed hesitation). But will they risk accepting fewer kids ED, only not to have a pool big enough (they'd need an even bigger pool RD than normal to compensate for choosing less ED) RD to be as selective, keeping in mind the yield rate for Dartmouth itself has been dropping? No one can know. The safest bet would be accept a comparable amount ED as in a normal year so they have a class. The other option is to defer a lot of borderline candidates to wait and see if competition is still higher in the RD round. If it isn't, they risk a lot of those borderline, deferred candidates going to other colleges, and they're back in the same situation of trying to fill up the class.
That is true also Cirroalex. Only time will tell I suppose. I hope we all get in from CC.
When do you guys think they will release decisions? On the live chat thing that they had, they said that they would try to get decisions out on 12/7-12/9 I believe. With Hurricane Sandy though, do you think that's still possible?