April 5th

<p>Am I the only one who is really sad to see that the Pomona website says that decisions won't be released until April 5th?</p>

<p>no you're not the only one...it's really late</p>

<p>I'm sad too, but at least its not April 15th like Northwestern's decision release date is!</p>

<p>will we receive them by april 5th? or are they being sent out on april 5th (its all by snail mail supposedly)</p>

<p>I'm not seeing it on pomona's site? Where are you seeing it?</p>

<p>i feel like if i haven't gotten anything by this date, i will pretty much guaranteedly be rejected.</p>

<p>Pomona tries to (snail) mail out decisions before April 5 if possible. Acceptances are sent priority mail.</p>

<p>Good luck, all!</p>

<p>On last year's thread, it looked like people in California began receiving their letters on 3/30, with many arriving elsewhere by 4/1. So with any luck, it might not take as long as April 5. Good luck to everyone!</p>

<p>It would seem really dangerous for Pomona to wait several days after the Ivies to send out their acceptances. I know once people start getting into top schools it makes it a little harder to think about other top schools. 5-6 days is a long time to sit on a Ivy acceptance without starting to buy into it. At least that's my take. So I hope they come by the 30th, because i'm in Cali.</p>

<p>Yeah... I'll have heard from Stanford AND Berkeley by then.... how am I supposed to continue to wait for Pomona!?!</p>

<p>I live in Claremont...a very small part of me wants nothing more than to go down to Admissions and bang on the door a little bit.</p>

<p>I guess their rationale for a later reply date might be similar to Northwestern, it can increase their enrollment. People who have heard from the ivies already and decided to go may withdraw their application from Pomona or NU before the reply date, and therefore they never officially turn down the school, and those schools can offer positions to candidates who will more likely take the positions.</p>

<p>I find it unlikely that an applicant would withdraw over the period of 5 days. Even in the unlikely event that they can totally rule out Pomona, if anything, I'd think that they'd want to see just out of curiosity if they got in.</p>

<p>White_Rabbit : I can give you total assurance that Pomona isn't interested in students who would be swayed by acceptance into a prestigious Ivy League University. They have many, many applications. Their goal is to find students who appreciate the particular benefits of a small liberal arts college setting and would contribute to the distinctive Pomona community. I'm not sure what you are thinking.</p>

<p>While I understand what you are saying midatl_dd, I think you are putting Pomona on a little too high of ground in saying that they wouldn't be interested in anyone who would be interesting in attending an Ivy. Something tells me that Pomona would be more then happy to accept a top caliber student who finally chose Pomona over Princeton.</p>

<p>White_Rabbit: Definitely. I'm sure there are in fact some students who choose Pomona over Princeton, even if it is a minority (most tending to choose the more prestigious Ivy League school). My point was simply that Pomona doesn't want a student if the student doesn't understand the difference between Pomona and a larger, Ivy league school. It's not a prestige race. What Pomona wants, like all the highly competitive small schools, are students who will fit into their culture. Although you may find it hard to believe, there are many Princeton kids who would not be a good fit for Pomona.</p>

<p>I'd rather go to Pomona than Princeton. But I didn't apply to any Ivies, as I didn't like the vibe very much at most(kinda wish I would have done Brown's app though, would still rather go to Pomona than Brown though).</p>

<p>I second midatl_dd. D chose Pomona as her EDI school when she did her college apps. Other schools on her app list included Princeton and Stanford.</p>

<p>Hmm... interesting. especially since I have already received my Haverford college admissions today.</p>

<p>Based on past years, I would hazard a guess to say that Pomona will do its utmost to have acceptances in mailboxes before April 5.</p>