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How would you interpret these responses from pre-reads?

ajswimmomajswimmom 2 replies1 threads New Member
Two responses from D3 LACs:

1. "Great news! Admissions says you are 'likely' to be admitted during both early and regular decision."

2. "Great news! Admissions has given us the 'green light' to keep recruiting you."

Is #1 significantly more encouraging than #2?
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  • politepersonpoliteperson 648 replies4 threads Member
    I’d interpret those as different ways of saying the same thing. But I’d ask the coach directly what it means if applying with coach support, and how many supported recruits with similar records have not been admitted.

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  • WG2021WG2021 19 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Great news! When did you submit the materials? Still waiting on ours.
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  • ajswimmomajswimmom 2 replies1 threads New Member
    thanks! Everything submitted in June. But we are still waiting on several too.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 24962 replies20 threads Senior Member
    I think those are solid unless one of the schools is Haverford. Haverford will tell you that you have the stats to be admitted but not that you ARE admitted.
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  • DCA28DCA28 21 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Can you divulge whether these are NESCAC D3s? My 2021 recruit is still waiting to hear from two.
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  • cinnamon1212cinnamon1212 1212 replies11 threads Senior Member
    We've heard from one NESCAC and are waiting to hear from two more. I'm glad we aren't the only family waiting! Google tells me it takes an average of 2 weeks to hear back on a NESCAC preread on average.
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  • DCA28DCA28 21 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Ok, thanks. This is helpful. Maybe next week...
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  • RightCoasterRightCoaster 2930 replies4 threads Senior Member
    Both responses sound positive, congrats.

    Just remember even if you get the green light to keep the recruiting moving forward, the top D3 schools really want to see the students progress Senior year. We were told basically keep getting really good grades, like A’s and don’t get any C’s, especially in core classes. It was a little stressful senior year for my son to keep grinding away academically and producing top grades while playing sports, and doing other clubs and partaking in senior events. He was relieved when he finally got his ED acceptance, but the stress was real!
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  • ajswimmomajswimmom 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Same. Heard from one NESCAC, waiting on two others.
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  • gointhruaphasegointhruaphase 601 replies3 threads Member
    @ajswimmom, These two emails both mean that your student has been given the green light by the adcom - meaning a positive pre-read. The one significant point of difference is that email no. 1 suggests that it is okay to apply RD. This is not something that NESCAC coaches typically encourage, although some of the midwest LACs are good with recruits applying RD. To that extent, I suppose that email no. 1 is "better," but only if that is where your student wants to go.
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  • WG2021WG2021 19 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Thank you!
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  • AmBuddhaAmBuddha 59 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Last my son didn't hear from the NESCACS for 2-3 weeks (closer to 3, I think). All positive along both of the statements from OP.

    This was apparently just a step towards getting an actual offer as those didn't come until Aug. I think NESCAC coaches might wait on the Ivy League to finish up as I've been told that coaches dislike having offers "open" out there if they can avoid it. Very disconcerting b/c we wondered if he had fallen down the board (he had been "our top recruits", "one of our top recruits") and coaches were waiting to see how other more sought after players responded first.

    Good luck! The process is not so great but it will work out.
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  • cinnamon1212cinnamon1212 1212 replies11 threads Senior Member
    So helpful, @AmBuddha , thank you!
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  • ShanFerg3ShanFerg3 297 replies2 threads Junior Member
    ajswimmom wrote: »
    Two responses from D3 LACs:

    1. "Great news! Admissions says you are 'likely' to be admitted during both early and regular decision."

    2. "Great news! Admissions has given us the 'green light' to keep recruiting you."

    Is #1 significantly more encouraging than #2?

    They’re the same
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