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Do emails from schools prior to admission have any significance?

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Replies to: Do emails from schools prior to admission have any significance?

  • CTMom21CTMom21 Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    I agree, Westminster and Suffield are both within range and worth looking at, as well as Avon Old Farms (all boys) and Cheshire Academy, to think a bit more broadly. Kingswood-Oxford is a reputable day school in West Hartford. I can't think of any others without getting into the 60-90 minute range from Hartford, but there may be more day schools.
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 594 Member
    DS received many emails from various coaches & departments at Loomis...did not apply to Choate. But in reference to @SevenDad and other's comments, he had 99 SSAT & was WL'd at LC. Fwiw
  • CenterCenter Registered User Posts: 1,656 Senior Member
    applicants will often get WL'd if the school (admissions, coach etc) are not convinced that the student will attend. They want to KNOW it is your first choice.
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 594 Member
    ^or if you need FA. I think FA may be an even bigger player into the WL issue
  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 Registered User Posts: 325 Member
    Please don’t read too much into the mailings....one school told our tour group last summer that (this year) they are “going Green” and cutting way back on traditional marketing materials. The per-potential-student cost of materials and mailing is expensive. One school had reusable materials....Green and creative. We are seeing more email and social media marketing this year, compared to last year or a few years ago with the nephews. =D>
  • sunnyschoolsunnyschool Registered User Posts: 718 Member
    @Sush2016 @momof3swimmers I had the same experience with Loomis. The coach and a swimmer emailed with my applicant several times and also sent a cute postcard signed by the team. However, he did not get in. We had added Loomis late and couldn't get there for the interview, but, I agree with @momof3swimmers that it's just what Loomis does.
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 2,479 Senior Member
    2 things:

    My student had gotten a handwritten letter and XMas card from Admissions director at Deerfield and got waitlisted.
    My student told ONE of her schools they were her first choice and got in. To @Center s point. If you do have one school above all others that you want, (others will differ), I think it helps if you tell them if admitted you will go. But you can't play that game with all of them. And it's not really nice to say that if you don't mean it.
  • buuzn03buuzn03 Registered User Posts: 594 Member
    edited December 2017
    DS got several emails and handwritten notes...I think L-ville actually communicated with him the most...he did not get in to L-ville and was WLd by the others.
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