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Did you get a handwritten note?

collegeboundjencollegeboundjen 381 replies53 threads Member
edited April 2005 in Colgate University
Did anybody else get a handwritten, personalized note at the bottom of their decision letter, from the director of admissions?

Also, did everyone get a calendar? Those pics make me want to go to Colgate! I think i'll hang that in my dorm room, no matter where i go! lol
edited April 2005
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  • vita024vita024 35 replies4 threads Junior Member
    The Dean of Admissions actually reads through everything, its great. My mom was really impressed. I guess it just comes to show that they really emphasize on interacting with the students on a more personal level. lol the calendar was so nice~ I'm not sure if I'm going there or not, I'm still waiting for my top choice school.

    Congrats!
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  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 222 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Yeah everybody gets a handwritten note. I'm not sure if im gonna go either. my parents like it but i like northeastern
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  • mhc48mhc48 1221 replies74 threads Senior Member
    It was not just the handwritten note, in itself that was impressive, but that the person wrote things which showed they had really read your materials. Really makes you feel that they want YOU and not a set of numbers or checked off criteria.
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  • amanda2005amanda2005 16 replies1 threads New Member
    I totally agree, even though I'm not sure I will end up at Colgate I have to admit that they have been by far the most interactive and supportive college that I applied too! I have been really impressed with the admissions staff, remembering me from the college fair and personal notes etc. I'll feel guilty if I decide to go somewhere else because they're just so nice...
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  • collegeboundjencollegeboundjen 381 replies53 threads Member
    So what did your guys's notes say? Mine talked about my personal statement, and that he hoped i'd join the business team.
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  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 222 replies10 threads Junior Member
    Yeah mine talked about my essay
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  • lunifiedlunified 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Mine mentioned my senior year courseload and reminded me to bring the Lapsang Souchong tea I talked about in my "What is the one thing you'd bring to Colgate?" essay. Yeah. That question was whack. I had no idea what I was going to write for it so I just thought of some random things and settled on this interesting, smoky kind of tea we have in our house that I like. It's a comfort drink. Anyway, I waited till the last minute to do the essay and did it on the night before it was due (Jan. 14).

    I can only guess what admissions thought when they read it. Personally, I'd be a little weirded out. But something must have clicked, cause I got the fat envelope on Friday. Go procrastination!
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  • mhc48mhc48 1221 replies74 threads Senior Member
    My daughter wrote about bringing chapstick.

    Hmm... I wonder if the admissions people are a bit....further outside the box than the school's reputation would lead one to believe.
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  • collegeboundjencollegeboundjen 381 replies53 threads Member
    lol, mhc48!
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  • mistymisty 152 replies10 threads Junior Member
    i got a note too. haha that was cute.:) and i like the calendar. i needed one hehe. but i feel bad cuz i'm not going.:(
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  • SS1987SS1987 152 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I don't think I am going to Colgate next year and I feel guilty as well...
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  • kimmibee16kimmibee16 222 replies10 threads Junior Member
    maybe they write u a note so that u will feel guilty and go
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  • collegeboundjencollegeboundjen 381 replies53 threads Member
    lol, Colgate's admissions package, w/ the note, sticker, and calendar, was *by far* the best I recieved! However, i think i'll be going to Claremont McKenna...lol
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  • enaena 77 replies10 threads Junior Member
    did u receive the info about april visit days and stuff?
    there was a letter with a handwritten note which said they were proud of me !

    i thought that was funny
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  • ahtsisabahtsisab 511 replies40 threads Member
    my said

    "We know u will enjoy working with our math department faculty. we have no doubt u will have a wonderful impact on so many areas at colgate !"

    dunno what to make out of that...maybe that was bcoz of my maths test scores
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  • lax8scr13lax8scr13 41 replies5 threads Junior Member
    mine said the same as ena's.
    "we're very proud of you graham."

    I guess they arent all as personalized as we thought.
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  • ahtsisabahtsisab 511 replies40 threads Member
    hehe...ok...so maybe they had different templates !!!
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  • AldeyaAldeya 123 replies6 threads Junior Member
    lol mine seemed pretty personalized, not really template-like.
    maybe that's because my "What would u bring with you to Colgate" essay was about Star Trek ;)
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  • ahtsisabahtsisab 511 replies40 threads Member
    aldeya...where else have u got in ??
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  • AldeyaAldeya 123 replies6 threads Junior Member
    ahtsisab, i also got into Brandeis, NYU, BU (honors), Cuny Honors, and Bing (honors), and got waitlisted at Tufts.

    how about yourself, i remember seeing you on a few other boards.. i'm probably headed to brandeis next year, but not yet for certain :)
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