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Reed EA 2022

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Replies to: Reed EA 2022

  • ObhcmomObhcmom Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    And it doesn't inspire confidence in Reed as an institution if they are less than forthright in providing accurate information to their applicants and their families- applicants ARE the school.
  • WatchfulWatchful Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    @Obhcmom : Nobody wants to be contradicted by a total stranger, and I understand that this is an anxious time (more anxious than it should be) for parents and applicants, but I have to weigh in. I'm a parent and very familiar with colleges and universities from the inside. I have to take issue with you: Applicants are NOT the school. Faculty are, and it's the faculty who will shape much of your child's experience. Admissions is entirely separate from the faculty (maybe it shouldn't be, but that's another conversation), and students have zero contact with Admissions after they matriculate. Judging the quality of the education from a slight delay in the Admissions department's notifications, presumably caused by the new Early Action option, puts much stress on you and your kid. We're used to instant results from algorithms, but admissions is a very human process, and honestly, I don't think it's a huge deal that they were a few days late. My son was very relaxed about the whole thing, so I just kept it to myself that I was lurking on here! Minor hiccups in notification don't signal anything at all about Reed, its administration, or its education, just as a slick admissions experience has zero bearing on the quality of the college. Be very wary of making a mountain out of molehill, which simply adds to the pressure on your kid.
  • ObhcmomObhcmom Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Thank you- yes, it is stressful, and yes, it the entirety of an institution. And my son does not know I'm venting here. He is fine. I am anxious about his college choices, he is not.
    And I still think the process of notification is more stress inducing than necessary.
  • slimegrlslimegrl Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    As an applicant, it’s not that I wouldn’t attend Reed because of this — it’s just that it’s not exactly a stellar first impression for me, who hasn’t been able to visit the school or speak to anyone working there. Ultimately, aside from being schools, private colleges are businesses that profit from their students. Any good business should notify people who will potentially be working with them of any possible flaws. It’s also almost two weeks late, which is a bit more significant than a few days to me. I think that admissions at least owes their applicants (who have been working incredibly hard to have a chance at their school) a mass email saying they’re running late.
  • vonlostvonlost Super Moderator Posts: 28,959 Super Moderator
    edited February 12
    Ultimately, aside from being schools, private colleges are businesses that profit from their students.
    Not so. Schools like Reed are non-profit and actually lose money on every student; even full list price doesn't meet the total cost, which is made up by endowment income. Non-profit schools' financials are publicly available.
  • slimegrlslimegrl Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    I called admissions, they said if I haven’t received anything that I should receive my decision sometime this week. I asked if the decision would be emailed, and the person said that they have no idea. So, guess I’ll just keep waiting.
  • ObhcmomObhcmom Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    If you spoke to a student, call again and ask to speak to an employee, or your admissions counselor personally. I feel your pain...and I'm sorry!
  • slimegrlslimegrl Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    @Obhcmom Thanks for the advice! I ended up calling an admissions counselor directly and speaking to her. She said there’s a small group of applications that are still having decisions being made on them, and she isn’t exactly sure of the timeline of notifications. I’m honestly satisfied knowing that at least nothing is lost!
  • ObhcmomObhcmom Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    @slimegrl Good Luck! And I hope you hear soon.
  • slimegrlslimegrl Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    Just got my decision! Wait listed, but I’m super okay with that since I expected a rejection haha.
  • sinskeyalsinskeyal Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Just found out, and I got in! I am incredibly surprised, as my credentials were terrible. A tough decision lies ahead, but I'm glad I have an option to be fairly close to home for college, as the only other school I applied to that I am considering is in the middle of nowhere upstate New York.
  • CalWahineCalWahine Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Is your other school Cornell?
  • 16811441681144 Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    Did anyone receive a box yet?
  • sinskeyalsinskeyal Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    The other school is Bard
  • AWrinkleInTimeAWrinkleInTime Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Congratulations to everyone who got in! What are you most excited about?

    I'll start.... I'm really intrigued by Paideia. Who else?
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