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Class of 2016 Early Decision 1

romanticninjaromanticninja Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited December 2011 in Claremont McKenna College
Hi, everyone out there! I'm applying ED1 to CMC, my <3. Anyone else here to freak out with me? XD
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Replies to: Class of 2016 Early Decision 1

  • kelski12kelski12 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    ahh! me too, i'm freaking out. do you know if they mail us decisions or update the online portal?
  • xmalyaxmalya Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Yes, it seems almost like a dream. 14 more days. Wow. According to the admission officer I spoke to a couple weeks ago, applications are equally weighed between fit (leadership) and academic achievement. Hence, I think I actually have a decent chance. Can't help but hold my breath every time I think about it. Applying as an IR/Computer Science major. How about you guys?
  • romanticninjaromanticninja Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Hi guys! They will undoubtedly mail us the decision but I believe that they'll also send us an email with a link to our decision too. Probably at the same location as our Application Checklist.

    Hopefully, it'll be less than 14 days (: Xmalya, the admin. officer at my info session also stressed how leadership is quite important. I'm going in as an IR major but I'm really interested in Econ and Philosophy too so I might try and go PPE... It's fantastic to find a liberal arts school with a focus, in my opinion.
  • PeppermintyPepperminty Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @xmalya Wow! I really hope the part about weighing leadership and academics equally is true because my stats are really low... like 25th percentile low. I'm applying as an Economics major
  • xmalyaxmalya Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    @ romanticninja Yeah the PPE major sounds interesting. Now that I applied ED, I'm having trouble finding a school that is similar to CMC to apply to RD just in case, especially for an IR major, my options are limited.

    @pepperminty I remember him telling me that the readers give our application three scores, one for academia, one for fit, and one for the overall feel of the application. Hence the chances for someone with a 2400 SAT score and 4.0 GPA who is not a good fit are minimal, and the same goes for someone who has a 2.5 GPA and 1300 SAT score but is a good fit. My stats are not spectacular either, but my school is really competitive.

    Good luck to all of us :) 11 more days.
  • kelski12kelski12 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    10 more days. i'm thinking about management/engineering. i hope they take the essays seriously. with that and the equal weight between leadership and academics, i think i have a decent shot.
  • PeppermintyPepperminty Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @kelski12 The Economics/Engineering program sounds really interesting. I was considering it but the course requirements seem to be not worth it for me. It's a great opportunity though.

    @xmalya That's really interesting. I've never heard of CMC admissions being broken down like that so that's really insightful! Did you go to an info session at CMC? I had an alumni interview and she repeatedly told me how great of a fit for CMC I was so now you got my hopes up again! Also, what do you mean by "overall feel"? Like, how our application looks as a whole, which would basically mean like how much of a balance there is between leadership + academics?

    PS - countdown!
  • parent57parent57 - Posts: 752 Member

    Anyone who is willing to breakdown the time remaining into seconds, should be rewarded for their attention to detail.

    Good luck to everyone!
  • xmalyaxmalya Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    @pepperminty I went to an information session, campus tour, and an on campus interview. I think he was referring to the application with the personal statement, supplements, recommendations, ex. I took it one step further and included a resume, so hopefully that will help me stand out.

    Do we get our notification at 5 EST or PST? I need to stock up on the food and tissues, just in case.
  • UrbanNightUrbanNight Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    Really nervous here haha. I have solid ecs with leadership but my GPA and CR for SAT are under the avg... plus being an international student.

    I honestly dont think my analytical essay was good enough but my personal statement was pretty strong.

    Im planning to major in Econ-Accounting and IR. Any other international applicants this year?
  • PeppermintyPepperminty Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @xmalya Nice! I gave my resume to my alumni interviewer who then asked me via email to send her an electronic copy so hopefully that made its way into my file haha. Are you east coast or west coast? And hmm I'm not sure, that's a good point - I always assumed 5 PM eastern time just because that's my timezone but it's probably 5 PM PST.

    @UrbanNight yeah, my stats are really, really low (as mentioned, 25th percentile) so I'm hoping they can see past that...
  • xmalyaxmalya Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    @UrbanNight I would see being an international student as a plus and would work to your benefit. If you don't mind me asking, what country are you from? I'm curious.

    @pepperminty I'm from the Los Angeles area. Yeah it's probably 5 pm PST, we will find out sooner or later. I'm guessing from the countdown you are from NYC.
  • PeppermintyPepperminty Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @xmalya Oh my god. Then I'll find out during school. Also, I guess the countdown is inaccurate so here is the new and improved version!
    Countdown to Dec 15, 2011 5:00 PM in Los Angeles
  • xmalyaxmalya Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    @pepperminty Yeah, you can check during class and if you get in, run down the hall, and yell "I got in!" all the way to the councilor's office. I've always wanted to do that.
  • MungkibbuttMungkibbutt Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Is the 5 o'clock a random time you picked? Or is that from somewhere?
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