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The Official M10 2019 Freakout Thread


Replies to: The Official M10 2019 Freakout Thread

  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    @CavsFan2003 OMG I feel the same way! Honestly, I just want some freedom because my parents are super strict. I'm only applying to one boarding school though (Choate) and 2 day schools. It doesn't matter that much to me because my high school is already one of the top public schools in New York, so I won't be super devastated about my future if I don't get into any of the schools.

    I binged watch so many of the college decision videos too! This is not related at all, but I was watching this video of someone stamping the SPS acceptance letter one day ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBZR5QPi65I ) and I got super emotional. It was really weird, but honestly, my view on Choate changed after my visit. It might be because the weather was really dreary today, but I'm just not as excited about going to Choate now. IDK.
  • willmowillmo Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    I just realized that some schools are actually having their usual "March 10th day" on the 9th this year, as the 10th would fall on a Sunday
  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    @willmo Do you know which schools?
  • willmowillmo Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    So far I know that Middlesex is doing it, but I'm fairly sure that a lot of schools might do that as well, due to mailing issues on a Sunday.
  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    Okay, thanks!
  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 Registered User Posts: 948 Member
    If a school releases their decision online, will we still get them on M10 or will they be M9/M11 too?
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 43,634 Super Moderator
    edited November 2018
    If a school releases their decision online, will we still get them on M10 or will they be M9/M11 too?
    When a decision is released is up to the individual schools (or collectively agreed upon as in the case of TSAO). How the student is notified is also up to the school. Where one school has multiple notification methods, I'm unable to think of an instance where there were different dates based on notification method.

    File it under "it is what it is." You'll get notified when you get notified. :)
  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 Registered User Posts: 974 Member
    Just to follow up on the notification bizzzzness noted in the above post.....A couple of schools notified earlier than March 10th....the good news was shared with us folks on CC and we were happy for those students from those particular schools.

    We had a few decisions sent via email late in the day on March 9th (it was a Friday last year). The rest came anywhere from just past midnight to mid-morning of March 10th. Having seen this type of “thread” now for a couple of years I just want to share the following: Some parents and students were freaking out on the “freak out” thread several days before March 10th about tracking with UPS or FedEx...getting carrier pidgeons (just kidding) delivering decisions. Honestly, a couple of packages came on March 10th after the email notification via USPS (mail delivery). Someone in our household was feeling blue earlier in the week because there was no UPS or FedEx notice and that young person lost hope because of what had been posted on CC. I think a couple of parents had received UPS notifications that a package was going to be delivered from CT. At least one parent admitted to me later that it was from an insurance company in Farmington and he got all worked up over nothing!

    FWIW the packages/envelopes for our schools came later than the emails last year...this may vary depending on the schools you have applied to....Hint to parents: Please don’t start trying to guess about package deliveries....this just adds to the anxiety and sends the wrong message to your student....how you react is going to be very important and your student is looking for your reaction....you may start thinking about how you are processing this in front of your student (kiddo) especially if you are already reading the March 10th Freak Out thread before Thanksgiving!

    I will bet that by March 5th, we will be scrolling down this thread to see a parent posting about a UPS notification from somewhere in CT or MA....

    You all will find plenty of support here on CC on multiple threads....as @skieurope stated above: “You’ll get notified when you get notified”. :-c
  • AltrasAltras Registered User Posts: 359 Member
    Yeah, the package notification hype needs to stop. We received notifications for non-school packages, while receiving no notifications for school acceptance packages that arrived 3/10 AND 3/12 (the following Monday). Expect no signs or communication outside of exactly how and when the school says they'll notify you, which is usually email, logging into their system or through Gateway. Note: this year, the Gateway notification was a specific link that the school sent earlier in the week, NOT through the application portal.
  • badminton4lifebadminton4life Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    @CavsFan2003 u know that Concord wont accept any 10th graders right? I called and initially had it on my list but then they told me they are overbooked and wont have space for incoming 10th graders, just FYI
  • badminton4lifebadminton4life Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    @CavsFan2003 y do u want to go to BS so badly?
  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 Registered User Posts: 948 Member
    @badminton4life Yup I do! That's the only school I'm applying to for 11th.

    I want to go to BS cause I'm always alone at home and it's lonely and my school's not really great for learning, classes are way too big and there aren't any private schools in my area that are secular; I also can't present as male at my school due to safety risks
  • YoungThriverYoungThriver Registered User Posts: 504 Member
    I can’t wait for March 10th! Even if I don’t get into any boarding schools, the process was definitely worth it. Im also going to do short admission decisions reactions for my friends. It’s going to be corny LOL.
  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 Registered User Posts: 948 Member
    I got a handwritten note from my interviewer from SMS today! I was so happy to see it. She said she believes St. Mark's will be the perfect place to pursue my interests and she's so impressed with my drive and maturity. I hope it's a good sign. I love SMS, my interviewer was so kind and she 1000% sold me on it. I'd be so thankful if I got to attend there. Shouldn't get excited cause it's probably just pleasantries but it's hard not to :D
  • livelaughxclivelaughxc Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Did you guys apply last year?
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