<p>Someone (that's you Ephs) let us know on the down low when these letters finally go out, because I'm tired of getting pepper sprayed by the mailman every day and then when I move to the phone: "what is it about December 15th you don't understand?" by the Williams Admissions phone answerererer.</p>
<p>Haha PopiEph try to relax...just breathe. Freaking out over your letter won't make it come any faster! </p>
<p>Although if it somehow did, everyone's letter probably would have been here ages agoooo. Mine would have. Hahah and yours definitely would have too, evidently.</p>
<p>in past years, did anyone get it before the 16th? like is it possible we might get it today or tomorrow or do they usually mail it ON the 15th (dirty procrastinators)</p>
<p>Not a chance, aube. They are set on mailing it on the 15th.</p>
<p>if you thought that was bad.....for international students: we will only get an email if we're accepted. if we don't get an email, we're not allowed to call and ask whether we've been rejected or deferred until the 20th.And if thats not bad enough, we can only get the email "anytime between the 15th and 20th". If that's not cruel, I don't know what is. <em>pulls out bunches of hair from head</em></p>
<p>If I remember, I got my regular decision letter about a week after they were sent out... I don't know if that applies for early letters, but, Williams isn't in a particularly central location...</p>
<p>Now excuse me while I go fail my finals. :)</p>
<p>HOLY SMOKES! is that true heba? omg omg! Williams is THE ONE; 15th to 20th is gonna kill.</p>
<p>Although Williamstown is not exactly in the middle of the postal network, mail does go out pretty quickly once it is in the postal service's hands. I think that things go through Pittsfield, but I'm not sure.</p>
<p>I do know that mail gets here (the D.C. area) more quickly from Williamstown than it does from Manhattan or Boston. When D sent in her application, she used a return receipt (green) card and also gave her recommenders stamped, self-addressed postcards that they included in their envelopes. In each case, the Williams Admission Office date-stamped the cards and put them in the return mail. All of the cards arrived on the second or third postal delivery day after they were date-stamped (e.g., stamped on the 7th, arrived on the 9th).</p>
<p>I think that D's letter will arrive on Monday or Tuesday. We hope it will come before then, of course. </p>
<p>We are thinking of all of you. I hope that the wait will turn out to have been well worthwhile.</p>
<p>Good luck on your finals.</p>
<p>Last year, one senior from our school got Williams notification email on the 14th (he was deferred). Yet, I'm not sure whether it was in by the morning or else.
(we're international, by the way)</p>
<p>i actually don't know what to do... if I don't get an email on the 15th I'm going to call and beg and cry or something. I mean no other college in the WORLD does that! atleast everyone knows they're going to be accepted/deferred/rejected on so and so date....but "15th to 20th"....i honestly am NOT mentally equipped to deal with that. seriously. like, I'm on the verge ofinsanity...imagine checking your mail every day from the 15th to 20th, your hope slowly diminishing....<em>gulp</em></p>
<p>are you serious?! but the woman at the admissions office told me specifically on the phone that it's ONLY and ONLY if you accepted that you get an email. and she just got annoyed when i asked her "are you sure?!" for like the 5th time! :s</p>
<p>Maybe Williams changes its notification policy or something.</p>
<p>Anyway, have you received the email from Williams yet, heba? I'm waiting for it right now. </p>
<p>Good luck to everyone too!</p>
<p>realmofdreams... where are you from? and how come you didn't know about the new policy? and listen you seem so relaxed!</p>
<p>I'm from Vietnam.
I don't stay in touch with the admission officce so often. Perhaps that's why I didn't know.</p>
<p>We live in Eastern Mass and last year my D received her acceptance in a big purple envelope 3-4 days after the 15th.
Applicants from NY and CT received theirs 1-2 days earlier.
It was agonizing, to say the least.
Good luck everyone!</p>
<p>Oh, that it explains it...I'm shaking my head wondering how applicants from CT got their letters before me!</p>