Decisions not online yet, but Priority decisions are done......
FYI....D is a Scholars Ambassador and got this info. This would mean that all the priority apps have been done. This basically means that the undergrad decisions in general are mostly done... It does NOT mean that all the LEP's are finished, or that Gemstone decisions have been made.... But, they are making progress!!!
A side note: Considering what the tweet says, that means out of an applicant pool numbering in the tens of thousands, the CP Scholars program reviewed only ~8,000 apps! It's going to be a selective year, I hope I get in.
Scholars usually only reviews that many, from what I understand. Undergraduate admissions sends the applications to Honors/Gemstone/Scholars for the people they think might fit in the programs, and then those programs decide from there.
At this point, it's a matter of LEPs making their decisions, Honors/Gemstone making theirs, sending all of those to admissions to be compiled, for them to take one last look through, then decisions will be posted.
I'm a little confused. So, does CP Scholars make its decision before the LEP "major" decisions? Does this twitter suggest anything about the honors review? How can CP Scholars review separately from honors -- I would have thought simultaneous review?
Do you think this means that the e-mail some of us received about the LEP review was sent at the end of the regular review? So LEP review basically takes one week?
Kendall, CP Scholars' decision and decisions for LEP wouldn't necessarily be connected. The CP scholars decisions and honors decisions are made by 2 completely different groups of people. I would imagine that the Honors review is done first, and then CP Scholars is done.
Back to the LEP email that people who applied LEP received. I really don't think that anything AT ALL should be read into it other than clarifying the LEP programs to people who applied for one. Every year, there are always lots of threads here from people who did not get admitted to the LEP they applied for, although they were admitted to the University (in Letters and Sciences). I'm sure that they got lots of calls and they were just trying to head this off.
There should NOT be any assumption that LEP review would take one week OR that decisions would be out any sooner than promised. This just makes the likelihood that there won't be any delays much more likely (which, believe it or not, happens at a place the size of UMD!). Last year, there were a lot of people who posted here who didn't receive their decision at the same time that other priority applicants found out. I think it's a sign that admissions is just trying to get things done earlier to make sure that everything is coordinated.
Don't expect anything until the last week of the month. And be pleasantly surprised if it's any earlier.
The CP Scholars group said that they had to have decisions done by the last week of January, and that they were "encouraged" to be complete with their review by the second week of January.
Thanks for the reply, APM. It is amazing how knowledgeable you are. I went back and read some threads from last year and I see what you mean about people not hearing back. Wow!! It is all very complicated and nerve-racking and I'm just glad it is almost over.
I think it's also important to point out the the early response app. deadline was a month earlier this year than it was last year, which gives Maryland more time than they had last year to make decisions. I'm actually surprised that decisions are still going to be issued using the same timing as last year....
Do the LEP admissions vary by major? My son wants to be a Psych major (LEP), but the College of BSS makes it sound like no sweat.
There are two ways for a student to become an LEP major in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
As a first-semester freshman: Any student may be granted admission to a College of Behavioral and Social Sciences LEP major upon admission to the university.
First semester freshmen have until the end of final exams in their first semester to change/add their major to a LEP through the major change process, which begins by meeting with the department advisors.
Son hasn't reported getting an LEP email. Should we be worried?