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What do college ads and emails mean?

ougnalaougnala Registered User Posts: 367 Member
edited January 2008 in College Admissions
Does receiving an email from Cal tech mean that they like you and would like you to apply, or is it just a pesky ad that doesn't mean anything.
Post edited by ougnala on

Replies to: What do college ads and emails mean?

  • somedumbnoobsomedumbnoob Registered User Posts: 472 Member
    Unless Caltech has radically different marketing than every other school in the country, it doesn't mean that they like you. But it does mean that they would like for you to apply.
  • tokenadulttokenadult Registered User Posts: 17,471 Senior Member
    I don't have numbers related to Caltech's recruiting efforts, but I do for Harvard's. Harvard sends out 70,000 recruiting letters to students all over the place. This year Harvard had 27,000 applications. Harvard will admit about 2,000 students to fill its entering class of just more than 1,600.

    So a recruiting letter means a college would like you to consider that college, and submit an application if you are interested in attending. It is NOT a promise that you will be admitted if you apply. But if you like Caltech, why not apply? Caltech is a great college.
  • westsidewolf1989westsidewolf1989 Registered User Posts: 1,251 Senior Member
    They want yo money. But yeah you should at least look into the school.
  • MeugenioMeugenio Registered User Posts: 199 Junior Member
    It means that you are reasonabally quailified based upon a test score and your self-reporting of grades/intended studies.

    Nothing more.
    Nothing less.
  • tnb19tnb19 Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    probably means you signed up to get mail from schools during PSAT testing
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