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Likely Letters/Early Acceptances

piratemonkeypiratemonkey Registered User Posts: 607 Member
edited February 2010 in Amherst College
So someone over on the Williams thread received an early acceptance offer and I was wondering if any Amherst applicants had? I don't think I'll get one but it would be soooo incredible to be accepted to Amherst! Good luck everyone!
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Replies to: Likely Letters/Early Acceptances

  • ejr1ejr1 Registered User Posts: 1,128 Senior Member
    Amherst does Early Writes. D received hers around March 1, a few years ago.
  • PhedrePhedre Registered User Posts: 304 Junior Member
    Dude. That's going to drive me craaazy.
  • froghornfroghorn Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    Same here. Glad I'm going away next week. Buddies, PM me if you get one!
  • piratemonkeypiratemonkey Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    Oh I know - now if I don't get one (which I'm pretty sure I won't), I'll feel like there is no way I will ever get into Amherst. I know that in reality only a small percentage of RD applicants get these letters but still...

    Froghorn, I'll definitely message you if I get one. Message me if YOU get one! Wow, if I ever got one I would be absolutely ecstatic!
  • CatfishCatfish Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    Do not think about Early Writes. Forget that they exist. No good can come from worrying about them.
  • froghornfroghorn Registered User Posts: 561 Member
    Catfish, I think you're totally right about that. It's such a small percentage of admits who get them and not getting one isn't conclusive of anything although it would be nice in a major kind of way.
  • piratemonkeypiratemonkey Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    Catfish and Froghorn - you guys are right but it's hard not the think about them, especially if other people from our schools get them and we don't. I'll try not to worry but I just can't help it :S I'm going away next week though so that should take my mind off it.
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I agree with piratemonkey. It's impossible not to think about the EWs. Every time I open my mail box, I open it expecting such an offer. However, all I seem to receive is deferrals and rejections.:(
  • SkyGirlSkyGirl Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    Yeah, I second skunk.
  • piratemonkeypiratemonkey Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    yeah, everyday I get home the first thing I do is check the mail. I used to get something from colleges in the mail almost everyday and now I haven't gotten anything for a week :( I know I shouldn't be stressing because I've already been accepted to two good schools that I wouldn't mind attending I just won't be satisfied unless I get into one of my US schools - which hasn't happened yet...

    Oh well, I'm going away for a week so maybe when I get back I will have something waiting form me.
  • JPanJPan Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
    I just realized it's more than halfway through February and had a slight "oh, wow" attack.

    I'm going to be so uppity when it gets to march...
  • danielcarp17danielcarp17 Registered User Posts: 574 Member
    Yeah, same here.

    I don't expect an EW either, but just knowing they exist makes me feel more expectant and anxious.

    Come on guys, we'll definitely survive the wait!

    Pirate, where are you vacationing?
  • skunkskunk Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    I'd have been better off if I knew nothing about the EWs. The knowledge just increases my worries.:(
  • CatfishCatfish Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    That's probably why the admissions office doesn't really publicize them or otherwise call attention to them. Everyone would be better off if they remained an unexpected surprise.
  • piratemonkeypiratemonkey Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    Hey danielcarp, I'm in Austria skiing - how bout u? Skunk and Catfish, I definitely agree that knowing about likely letters just makes me that much more stressed out. If I don't get any I will feel like I'm not going to be accepted at all :( Ahhhhhhhh I want to go home and check my mailbox but I'm not going back for another week!
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