Congratulations to all who have received acceptance notices. I'm curious. Did FSU change their notification timetable this year? In other words, did they not accept or reject any students before March 28 this year?
Parentof2noles or anyone knowledgeable about FSU policies:
When my D applied as an out-of-state student 3+ years ago, she had an acceptance notice from the university in early January before she auditioned for the music theatre program. Though she was pleased to be accepted by the university, she found it ironic, because she would not have matriculated unless she were accepted into the degree program of her choice. She auditioned on January 18 and was accepted by the music theatre department in late February, after all auditioners had been seen. I know that the MT department always finishes their auditions in mid-February and makes their decisions by the end of the month. In the past, they have known whether or not a student they were interested in admitting had been accepted to the university or not by the time they were choosing the new freshman class.
FSU my sense is that your friend will probably get into UCF. Right now it is very busy time and they are evaluating all the RD candidates. What has happened and what is happening to him is what happened to Lindsey also. They told us on Friday morning that they were uncertain when the decision would be, and Friday at 2:00 she checked the web and she had her fall accept. If he still wants to go there, I suggest that he call and just tell them he wants to come, but has to have a decision in the next week or two.
Gatorpotential, why complain here, when all along your first choice was UF obviously seen by the screename you have on the forum(Gatorpotential), it's not like you would've accepted the offer for FSU..
I'll chime in on the last few posts from my/a parents perspective. We are in day 4 of the decision process, we have given her until Sunday to decide between FSU and UCF. Gators points I think do have some merit, but I wouldn't use the same language as he did but I think we harbor some of the same feelings. I sent off a bit of a vent E mail to FSU on the process and lord have mercy received a phone call from an admissions officer on Thursday. We talked about it for 20 minutes. Lindsey received nothing that the other kids did, no welcome congratulation E mail, she is denied all access to all websites and from her perspective feels different, like she has to proves herself or is deficient in course way to some extent. On the websites she still looks like a unaccepted student. The rep told me that she is accepted, but to the summer program, and we are very excited about having Lindsey come to school her and she doesn't have to prove herself nor is she deficient in course work we are just inviting her to the summer program. Once she accepts the summer program all those wonderful E Mails will flow and after a few days she will be able to access and get those rotten housing priority numbers and we will find out what the orientation situation is. I told him it was a very poor job of you showing your interest in a potential student and how would a kid not walk away with the perspective that they aren't different.
From my perspective I hope she goes to UCF, it's my opinion and I'm sure there will those that will disagree, but it's also clear that it will be her decision. I can't help by the actions I've seen that UCF does care more about prospective students. Their approach of bringing the student before a traditional committee I think gives the kids a fairer shake at looking at the kid from all perspectives with a set of opinions, different from the FSU approach of one person wacking on a laptop for 5 minutes just looking at numbers. Like Gators perspective I can't understand why she gets accepted at UCF for the fall and has to go for a summer at FSU, it's just BS. She deserves much better than the treatment she has gotten from FSU. Just my view in this situation as a parent, thanks for listening to the vent.
Ray, as an FSU alumnus I hope Lindsey comes to Florida State. I believe it's a much better school and that she'll get a better education.
What appears to be happening, and we were warned about this through alumni channels, is that FSU is getting more competitive each year and the kids that aren't presenting stellar stats feel like they're getting the cold shoulder. I've had two daughters come through and one got the royal treatment and two years later the other got a ho-hum greeting, which put me off, too. Both had what I think are extremely good credentials (great SATs, APs, EC and grades)
I guess the Admissions staff gets so busy that there just aren't enough of them to give each and every kid a personal welcome. They recruit the high achievers and it's just increasingly competitive.
I did feel better when D2 went through Convocation for the official greeting to the university...we really liked that. The 2006 freshman class was lauded with record high average stats and they let the kids know that in no uncertain terms. D1 was then annoyed she did not get a Convocation greeting...it's darn tough to keep everyone happy.
Parent, thank you for the welcome, I always look forward to your comments and kind words. I think your observations are correct with regards to kids getting the cold shoulderand I'm glad to hear that you were "put off also"
My opinion is that regardless of where our kids go in the University system they are going to get a wonderful education which will prepare them well to enter their careers.
Lindsey received a simple thin letter one pager communication form FSU today. It states nothing more than the web did and is only binding for the summer term upon her acceptance of it. If we accept the offer then formal admission will be granted and the acceptance packet will be mailed to her.