Congratulations, Janette! And a Balfour, too! You must be thrilled: all that hard work has come to fruition.
I also applied to Wheaton (first choice) as well as to several other liberal-arts schools in New England. As I've been "lurking" in these CC forums, I've seen a whirlwind of discussion surrounding these so-called "early writes," which admissions committees at Amherst, Bowdoin, etc. have begun to send out in early March to notify accepted students ahead of their other potential college choices. It seems that Wheaton may also be jumping onto the "early write" bandwagon, which certainly makes for a less anxious March for applicants!
By the way, janette, would you be willing to disclose some of your stats? I'm curious to see some of the hooks that might have qualified you for a Balfour. Also, had you submitted all your FA paperwork (including you and yours' 2006 Federal Income Tax Return) before receiving the award letter? Thanks.
All applicants should receive an email--today I think--with information about how to find out online, on Saturday, if they've been accepted. Of course, the letters will be hitting the mail by the end of the week, too.
Ya i just got the email too. They said they would post the decisions online on Saturday the 24th at 9am ET so I'm guessing for me on the west coast thats 6am. Whatevs Wheaton is a backup but I'm still kinda excited to find out lol
I'm a Trustee scholar as well. My friend is a Balfour scholar. I'm pretty sure I won't be attending, however, since I've already been accepted at my first choice. Still makes me feels pretty darn special $10,000 is very nice!