Caltech Class of 2017 RD Discussion

<p>Deadline's in a few days, so let's get talking!</p>

<p>I just submitted everything. Whew!</p>

<p>I’ve applied to Caltech as well from Singapore :D</p>

<p>I really hope I can make it, even though it’s really difficult for international students :P</p>

<p>Southern California here! This is actually my first post on College Confidential, but Caltech has been my top choice for such a long time…</p>

<p>I’m worried that my SAT scores aren’t high enough for Caltech’s standard, though. Good luck to everyone who applied! :D</p>

<p>International student here! Yeah fingers crossed since I also need financial aid…great, NO PRESSURE :P</p>

<p>Another international student here! Worrying about scores and lack of research, anyone else?
Good luck guys, hope to catch you guys in a couple months</p>

<p>On their application status page, is it supposed to list all materials (recs, transcript, etc) on the “We have received the following documents from you:” ?? </p>

<p>How does that work//</p>

<p>Those are the additional forms, HarveyMuddLove, as in research paper, medical school essay and recommendations etc. I don’t think recs, transcripts and all are displayed in that section.</p>

<p>^ so would the research mentor recommendation show up there? </p>

<p>anyone that has had a mentor send in a letter via email know if it does? mine only lists the paper i sent</p>


<p>Caltech is all I want in a college. If (and when) I don’t get in, I’m probably going to apply transfer after a year or two. </p>

<p>My biggest worry is my lack of math/science awards. I’m on science olympiad, and we’ve made it to states, but I’ve never won any medals (was hospitalized for regionals so I missed my best medal chance two years ago). My school is really bad at prepping kids for college, so I never knew about the AMC or any of the other math contests until last october. </p>

<p>God I love this school.</p>

<p>so…is there somewhere on application status for Caltech to see if materials (recs, etc) have been processed, or is emailing/calling the option to check?</p>

<p>They will send you an email with an ID to log in to a mini-account that has a list of application materials received</p>

<p>My portal doesn’t say that they have and/or are missing application materials. Since this didn’t even included my supplement (which the common app tells me they have), I just assumed they wouldn’t inform me of whether or not they had my materials. Anyone else have that happen?</p>

<p>^ yea my portal only lists research paper received, so I was wondering if other stuff like mentor rec should show up…</p>

<p>^ I don’t think so. I just have my research paper and that’s it there…by the way, to answer your question, I would say upload it, and it will show up. Do it directly from the application tracker page you have. Cheers!</p>

<p>So what’s life like right now for everyone else that’s applying here?</p>

<p>My S.'s research mentor sent his rec letter via email. It was received without a problem by the admissions, but it does not show up on the portal. My S. is accepted in EA for 2017.</p>

<p>My son applied RD 2017. Does anyone know when acceptances are sent and how - phone, letter, email?</p>


<p>Official answer is “mid March”</p>

<p>Last year email notifications went out on 3/10.</p>

<p>Does anyone know when the decisions are coming out.</p>

<p>Yes, I remember last year they came out on Saturday afternoon, 3/10, so could be this weekend. We weren’t expecting it. They were trying to beat the MIT Pi Day decisions.</p>