Sorry to hear that. It’s been a tougher year than any of us even imagined. DD also rejected by Williams, waitlisted at Amherst, and have two more NESCACs tomorrow to hear from and feel the results will be same.
Happy to have some offers in hand at some EA schools
Had rejections and waitlists earlier in the week from schools that were matches. This process is hard - sorry for those who didn’t get what they were hoping for tonight and hoping the next week brings you better news.
Port Jefferson NY
Forgot to mention that he submitted music porfolio and contacted several music professors requesting feedback on his music resume prior to applying ED. Still deferred ED so happy with RD outcome. No one from his HS has ever attended Bowdoin.
Waitlisted. 1560 SAT, 4.0, lots of ECs with leadership, year-long internship, job for 2 years, music and theater, etc. etc. This was our 4th waitlist for the day; also waitlisted as Williams, Amherst, and Pomona plus Skidmore earlier in the week. Not a fun cycle at all.
I hear you! S23 got 6 WL/rejections in 3 days. One more acceptance though, so now he has two in hand with four more to hear from. This year is painful, not just for us, but more nearly everyone my kids know-- all super high stat kids with great ECs.
Looks like Bowdoin applications hit an all time record high this year, up 16% over last year. Since the target enrollment is about the same (~500) and the yield averages ~60% in recent years, that’s likely to translate to a 7.x% acceptance rate. That’s about half what it was just 7-8 years ago.
Those were were waitlisted or denied are in absolutely amazing company. It’s heartbreaking how scarce the slots are for these schools and how many super qualified candidates who have worked ridiculously hard and accomplished so much are being disappointed.
I believe @krbmorris was replying to a comment about WL for Skidmore above when referencing full pay and yield protection. At least that is what the comment that was linked to the reply was talking about.