Does this mean anything?

<p>The head of admissions wrote me a hand written holidays greeting card... Does this mean anything?</p>

<p>In a word, no.</p>

<p>Lol thought so… Wat schools r u applying?</p>

<p>Most, if not all, applicants receive “Happy Holiday” cards. Therefore, no, it doesn’t mean anything.</p>

<p>It was a holidays greetings card from the school… And in the card, the dean of admissions hand wrote some things to me…</p>

<p>Exactly. Most applicants receive those holiday greeting cards. I got at about 5 or 6 of them myself. Receiving a “Happy Holidays” card is normal and is doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Even if the Dean wrote it himself, most likely, it doesn’t mean anything. Unless you a received a card that didn’t seem very generic, and was very specific and exclusive to you, I wouldn’t think to much of it…</p>

<p>I know those cards can be kind of confusing on whether or not it is special. I once got a handwritten card from the admission directors, which I thought was kind of strange. </p>

<p>In my opinion, just be thankful that you got any sort of attention at all, and if it is a special card (might seem unusual or have a special note in it) then be happy, and if it seems generic, still be happy. </p>

<p>Hope this helps :-)</p>

<p>ThePrepGirl- So did you get into the school where the admission director sent you a handwritten card?</p>

<p>To be honest, I don’t know yet. All I know is that soon they will be sending out acceptance letters, and I pray that I will be one to receive them ;)</p>

<p>Sorry I can’t answer your question.</p>

<p>It means that you’re in their database, so that’s good.</p>

<p>The first application reader may not have looked at your file by the time those holiday cards were generated, so it is probably impossible for it to mean anything.</p>

<p>The letter you get on or about March 10 will mean something. Until then, live in the present and stop searching for tea leaves to read.</p>

<p>Hey Tigerlilly702, I would say it could mean nothing or it could be a positive sign, actually. In watching two kids go through this process, please know that it’s mostly been radio silence with all schools, whether they ultimately accepted our kids or not. But I also recall a lot of personalized love coming before the holidays and after from a couple of schools (one a HADES and the other not). Those schools ended up not only accepting our kids but also “recruiting” them fairly agressively and, in our daughter’s case, offering extremely generous financial assistance to induce her into coming. One admissions director at a smaller school actually kept in touch with our son throughout the process via email, handwritten mailed notes, and swag and, indeed, he was admitted there. So, yes, I think a personal, handwritten note on top of the generic mass mailing could indeed be a good thing. Or, sure, it could be nothing. It’s hard to discern without knowing the school and what its usual practice is and the surrounding circumstances. </p>

<p>In any case, you are entitled to attempt to read tea leaves while you wait it out - limbo is tough and it’s natural to wonder (though whether it’s healthy for you is another question : )). I would just caution other applicants viewing this thread against taking Tigerlilly’s mailing as a negative sign for them if they haven’t received similar - all schools are different - many don’t send anything out, it could be nothing, or there could be something about Tigerlilly specifically that an interviewer or coach or someone else happens to really like and want to attract in putting together next year’s class. Hard to know for sure but it certainly isn’t a negative sign. Anyhow, good luck. March 10 is almost here, so it won’t be long. Just remember to report back on this thread once you hear!</p>