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What did your acceptance letters look like?

dreamingleaderdreamingleader Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2009 in Georgetown University
What kind of envelopes did they come in? I just want to know what I'm looking for on April 1. I've gotten acceptance letters from other schools and they've come in the legal sized envelopes. Does Gtown do the same thing? I know this is a random question but I'm just curious. 30 more days!
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  • waveswatcherwaveswatcher Posts: 395Registered User Member
    My other acceptance letters have come in 8x11 envelopes with folders inside and lots of information as well. I would think that a rejection letter would be a small envelope with an even smaller letter inside - "you're rejected!"
  • necrophiliacnecrophiliac Posts: 1,061Registered User Senior Member
    the acceptance letter comes in an unassuming envelope which looks like a rejection letter. Only difference is 1 extra sheet of paper which is blue but that is behind the coverletter so holding it against the light might not really help.
  • waveswatcherwaveswatcher Posts: 395Registered User Member
    You're good - how did you know I'd hold it up to the light first????? Ha!
  • dreamingleaderdreamingleader Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    Goodness! That's absolutely nerve-wracking that they look the same.
  • simpson98simpson98 Posts: 749Registered User Member
    It comes in a standard envelope, that on the outside is pretty indistinguishable from a rejection. The difference between the two is the an acceptance has three sheets of paper in it, while a rejection just has one.

    The second I picked up my acceptance, I could tell that there was more than one sheet of paper inside, so you'll probably be able to tell as you're ripping through it. Another important distinction is that an acceptance has a blue housing envelope inside. In the first rip of the envelope that I made, I could see blue and I just about went crazy! It was like finding the golden ticket!
  • dreamingleaderdreamingleader Posts: 33Registered User Junior Member
    I was so hoping that I wouldn't even have to open it to see if I was accepted. Hopefully I won't be disappointed!
  • cafesimonecafesimone Posts: 673Registered User Member
    Agreeing with the fellow posters above me - it comes in a regular business envelope with the Georgetown inscription. I could tell as soon as I peeked in my mailbox that it was an acceptance letter. 1 sheet vs. 3 sheets is a pretty big difference. If it looks thick, you got in!
  • craintraincraintrain Posts: 206Registered User Junior Member
    What about transfer acceptance letters do they look the same? Small envelope? Been curious
  • Indy500Indy500 Posts: 69Registered User Junior Member
    Do you know when Georgetown sent out RD acceptance/rejection letters last year?
    When did you guys get them?
  • westernhillsmomwesternhillsmom Posts: 170Registered User Junior Member
    So that must mean they send financial aid info separately if the envelope is small?
  • cafesimonecafesimone Posts: 673Registered User Member
    Well, for EA admits Georgetown told me that the financial aid award would come in March (different from other schools such as Stanford who offer aid right after early acceptances). I'm assuming for regular admits, the financial aid info will come with the acceptance letter.
  • waveswatcherwaveswatcher Posts: 395Registered User Member
    When you think about it, it would almost have to come with the acceptance letter because there isn't much time left before people have to send in their acceptance deposits.
  • glockenspielglockenspiel Posts: 193Registered User Junior Member
    I think most schools (not sure about Georgetown) try to get RD decisions and FA info out in the same mailing.
  • DCforMeDCforMe Posts: 626Registered User Member
    simpson98 wrote:
    The second I picked up my acceptance, I could tell that there was more than one sheet of paper inside, so you'll probably be able to tell as you're ripping through it

    Lies! When I saw my envelope I was disappointed because I thought it didn't think it look thick enough. Don't go by weight, you have to open it.

    As to FA, all I can say s that last year, I was a EA admit and gt mine in early April, the same time around all the RD people were reporting getting it.
  • simpson98simpson98 Posts: 749Registered User Member
    ^Let me clarify, I definitely could NOT tell what decision it was just by looking at the thickness, but when I picked it up, and felt it, I could tell there was more than 1 sheet of paper inside.

    Of course, it's a pretty subtle difference, and you won't know for sure until you open it, so don't completely bank everything on the perceived thickness.
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