<p>how is it done? 5 people sit around ur stuff and 20 minutes later say "accepted" or "rejected"? or what?</p>
<p>They set up two large boxes on one side of the room marked "Accepted" and "Rejected." They then stand on the other side of the room, fold each application into a paper airplane and project it across the room. Your fate is decided by which box it lands in and, if it misses both, you are waitlisted.</p>
<p>There are books and newspaper articles detailing the admissions process at various types of schools. Trying using a search engine to find them.</p>
<p>Don't quote me on this, but I think two people read each application, and they give ratings from 1-5 or something on test scores, GPA, academics, recommendations, extra-cirriculars, etc... and they add up the scores.
In the beginning, they put the applications to a no, maybe, and yes pile, and maybe narrow it down later during a committee where they talk about all the canidates, and then they vote... something along those lines.
I know, it's a scary thought... admission officers talking about you and judging you.</p>
<p>LOL drusba, that made my day!</p>
<p>According to The Gatekeepers, 2 officers take 20 minutes to read your application on their own time. The committee gives you 5 minutes.</p>