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Stanford-deadline extended. Really.

mynameisb0bmynameisb0b Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
edited January 2010 in Stanford University

Don't bash me if this thread has already been started. I just wanted to let everyone know that IF you started an application on Common App for Stanford and didn't submit it/remove it from your colleges list, you still have until Jan. 3 at 11:59pm to submit it.

*I got a really nice e-mail from them confirming it...I'll gladly paste the message if anyone thinks I'm ****.
Post edited by mynameisb0b on

Replies to: Stanford-deadline extended. Really.

  • dangosandangosan Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Oh well, I turned it in.
  • TheConquistadorTheConquistador Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    ...I feel cheated now. I know that my intellectual vitality essay was sloppy and just had too many other essays that I couldn't properly revise it. Rah.

  • Structur3Structur3 Registered User Posts: 75 Junior Member
    I guess they hired another admissions officer with the $90000(over 1000 apps they ignored x $90 app fee) they stole last year.
  • dangosandangosan Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    But I don't understand. Their Office of Undergraduate Admission will be closed December 20-January 4.

    "Please note that Stanford will be closed for the holidays beginning Friday, December 18 at 5pm and we will not re-open until January 4. While our offices will be open to receive and process mail, we will not be open to answer phones and assist with application-related inquiries. As a result, candidates for admission are strongly advised to submit their applications well in advance of January 1 deadline."

    Admission News : Stanford University
  • SDonCCSDonCC Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    It's incredible to me that they would not bend the rules when the students were late, but when it's their actions, they can change the rules when they want. It's not fair for the reason that Conquistador said... he played by the rules as stated and did not have the advantage of more time that these other students will get.
  • DendriteDendrite Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    when did they change this?
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    SDonCC: why do you think they already don't bend the rules and are humane in the way they treat applicants? What evidence do you have that they are harsh with people who are a little late?

    They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on recruiting and soliciting great apps. You think they mistreat applicants? How? Now you bash them for even extending extra time for stressed applicants?

    Wow. What will make you happy?
  • schriztoschrizto Registered User Posts: 4,099 Senior Member
    T26E4, no need to bash. If you read the late application thread people talked about how Stanford wouldn't consider 1000 apps that were submitted after the deadline last year. "Late" could mean a little time or more, and it made it sound like Stanford is really strict with these things.

    SDonCC isn't saying they mistreat their applicants, just that they think it's unfair to those who rushed at the last second to submit thinking it was the final deadline when in actuality they could have had another day or two. Although then, those that submitted that late can only blame themselves for procrastinating but I can see why they would be angry that Stanford is giving another chance to those that are even bigger procrastinators than they are.
  • SDonCCSDonCC Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    right, i was posting this based on what I read about what Stanford did to the late applicants last year. In any case, my kids are not considering or applying to Stanford, but I just felt compelled to respond. It just seemed a bit hypocritical that they could be so strict about their deadline last year but turn around and change it last minute this year.
  • rj42492rj42492 Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    I'm actually curious as to what the email said. I rushed to finish the vitality essay, and would gladly have taken the extra days. I know it's my fault for waiting until the next day, but still.
  • TheConquistadorTheConquistador Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    I'm curious as to what the email said as well because I find it hard to believe Stanford would actually extend their deadline. I just googled it and I didn't find anything official... And I didn't get this email either...
  • TheConquistadorTheConquistador Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    I guess they're making up for last year then... Oh, Stanford. You wound me so.
  • Secret Asian ManSecret Asian Man Registered User Posts: 2,497 Senior Member
    I believe they only sent the email to those who had started applications but not submitted them by the original deadline.

    Makes it very difficult to verify because as TheConquistador said it doesn't seem to be posted anywhere on the Internet.
  • mynameisb0bmynameisb0b Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    Yeah, it wasn't posted anywhere on the Internet-I guess just the people who hadn't turned it in yet were sent that e-mail.

    I stopped my application for Stanford a month ago, but forgot to remove it from my list on CA-that's why I received it.
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