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Priority Early Application Process

PaDadofTwoPaDadofTwo Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited March 2013 in Marietta College
My son received a letter from Marietta announcing their "Priority Early Application Process" under which students who apply by June 11 have the application fee, guidance counselor recommendation, and essay waived. This sounds like an excellent opportunity to put his application at the front of the applicant pool and he's definitely going to apply. One problem for us is that our teachers carried out an extended strike last fall and our academic year won't end until late June so his grades won't be available until after the deadline but we'll make the college aware of this and see what they want us to do to complete the application.

This seems like an interesting tactic on the part of Marietta's admissions department to further accelerate the application process to capture a larger pool of applicants. Hopefully it will work in our son's favor as Marietta is a good fit for him. I'm curious to see if any other prospective students are planning to take advantage of this but I'm not confident of seeing many replies given how quiet this board has been. Please feel free to add your thoughts about this, or any aspect of Marietta, to get and keep the flow of information going!
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Replies to: Priority Early Application Process

  • CivilMomCivilMom Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Yes, we thought it was an interesting offer as well. We think Marietta would be a good fit for our son. He is in the same boat with grades due to the extended school year (too many snow days). We are going for it!! Good luck!!
  • swkim51swkim51 Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
    I'm applying for this as well except my deadline is July 9th, anyone know how to send your highschool transcript during Summer Break though?
  • PaDadofTwoPaDadofTwo Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    My son received his acceptance letter today! His first acceptance of his college search and while Marietta is not currently his first choice (he's determined to gain admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy) it is an excellent option.

    Good luck to all others who have applied!
  • reinhurdlerreinhurdler Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I applied for this just to practice filling out an application and I was accepted. I visited a few weeks ago and Marietta is now second on my list.
  • fogfogfogfog Registered User Posts: 4,056 Senior Member
    Has Marietta done the Priority drill the last few years?
    This school may be on K2's list.
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