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EA Discussion: Anxious Waiting to Commiserations

napalm2013napalm2013 Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
The title says it all. I have recently entered the Anxious Waiting phase, MIT is my top choice right now so I'm stressing hard.

Good luck to everyone! Hoping for good news on "mid-December"!
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Replies to: EA Discussion: Anxious Waiting to Commiserations

  • MDNeuroHopefulMDNeuroHopeful Posts: 133Registered User Junior Member
    i submitted my application at 11:45 last night... im pretty happy to just have it out of my hands. im gonna try to not think about it until december or i might go insane
  • alexx508alexx508 Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    I still have to destroy the SAT's later this month. Can't relax yet xD
  • LanayruLanayru Posts: 430Registered User Member
    Time to make a list!

    napalm2013
    MDNeuroHopeful
    alexx508
    Lanayru
  • prototypedprototyped Posts: 171Registered User Junior Member
    When are MIT EA's apps due?
  • napalm2013napalm2013 Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
    ^ 1:18 ago :p

    Have fun on your SATs alexx! I think my app is complete, as long as my recs got properly submitted... MIT give you a chance to submit missing stuff afterwards, if it was something out of your control right?
  • WiseGuyWiseGuy Posts: 346Registered User Member
    @napalm, That's correct. They will put up an announcement on the blogs (probably in the next 2-3 weeks) as they complete their filing of all documents. If they are still missing one of your pieces (that isn't something you submit directly, like a teacher's rec, for example) they will give you a brief opportunity to have those resent. For now, there's nothing to worry about.

    Best of luck to you all. Remember, if you run around in circles, no work gets done :-p
  • KEYSMASHKEYSMASH Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    I'm glad to have it out of the way, but I'm also a little sad too with the SAT IIs tomorrow for me. I had very little guidance when it came to picking high school courses so I'm *incredibly* lopsided, and unfortunately my weakness is bio/chem/physics (in the sense that I have taken only a year's worth of each!). So I will definitely not do well on the physics SAT I'm going to take tomorrow. I suppose I'll be able to finish my research at the uni I'm currently with if I stay here, but ah, still a little disappointing!!

    9___6 alas!! good luck to the rest of you guys though, I'm sure you'll all do awesome (:
  • MDNeuroHopefulMDNeuroHopeful Posts: 133Registered User Junior Member
    im so done with standardized testing... at least until it starts again this time in college :P
    MyMIT just updated with all my recs and scores so now i feel better.. i was starting to get scared they werent going to get there in time
  • napalm2013napalm2013 Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
    Neither of my evaluations is there, it's making me nervous because I have 0 faith in my counselor, especially for non CommonApp schools. Oh well, hopefully I don't have to resend in a couple weeks. I think I'll go ahead and bookmark the admissions blogs now.
  • BakedBean95BakedBean95 Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    My myMIT account now shows that everything has been processed with exception of the Midyear Report which is not available until after the new year. Now that admissions has everything, are they already starting the review process? Are EAs notified on December 15? Or, is it possible to get the notification prior to that time? Also, I am being recruited for a team sport, and the head coach is talking with his admissions liaison this week. Does this help expedite my application so that it is reviewed by admissions earlier?
  • lidushalidusha Posts: 1,258Registered User Senior Member
    No, you won't get your decision any earlier, I don't think. And yes, I'm pretty sure they're already reading applications.
  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Posts: 12,198Super Moderator Senior Member
    Now that admissions has everything, are they already starting the review process?
    Yes, as application folders are completed, they are handed out to readers. Each application is read by several different readers over the course of the next few weeks, so there's really no "earlier" and "later" -- an application that is read early by one reader will be put back into the pool to be read later by another reader. Being recruited for a sport doesn't make any difference in this process.
    Are EAs notified on December 15? Or, is it possible to get the notification prior to that time?
    In early December, the readers will come together and discuss (and make a decision on) every single application over the course of about a week to ten days. When they are sufficiently far through the selection process that they know when they will be done, they will announce the EA decision date on the blogs. Typically, the decision date is announced near the end of the first week of December, and the date itself typically falls between December 10 and December 20. On the day decisions are released, you will be able to log into a separate website and view your decision.
  • napalm2013napalm2013 Posts: 298Registered User Junior Member
    They go through all the applications one by one in 7-10 days? 0.o

    On the website it says

    Once your application is complete, it will first be read by a senior admissions officer who will consider your application in a holistic manner, within its proper context. Strong applications will then be evaluated by additional admissions officers, who will summarize it at length for the committee.

    So do some unqualified applications get read by one person and then rejected?

    I need to take my mind off this process, I've gotten nothing done the last couple days since I've been preoccupied refreshing the blog page... And my evaluations aren't in yet... :(
  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit Posts: 12,198Super Moderator Senior Member
    They go through all the applications one by one in 7-10 days? 0.o
    Yup. :) They divide up into small groups (~3 people), so a number of people can be discussed at once. But it's 7-10 very long, very tiring days.
    So do some unqualified applications get read by one person and then rejected?
    Yes, but it's a very small number -- people who have things like a string of D's.
    And my evaluations aren't in yet...
    No worrying! MIT is still processing a mountain of paper.
  • LanayruLanayru Posts: 430Registered User Member
    Wouldn't a release date of 12/12/12 at 12:12pm be the coolest thing ever? It's one of things (among celestial and geological things) that we'll never see again until the next century.
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