Letter or E-mail?

<p>Nowadays, you can just go online and check your decision. In a way I find that kind of sad, because it's not like the typical movie scene, you run to the mailbox - letter from Harvard or school of your choice - OMG WHAT DOES IT SAY??? YES? NO??? GAAAA THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! - tear open the envelope and there is you acceptance letter.
Instead, just log on to the schools website. It just doesn't sound as exciting to me. Do all schools still send letters? I know that for one of my schools, I forget which one, I had to check a box saying I wanted a letter. What about the others?
Because my final exams for the German "Abitur" will be around the time the decisions are sent out, I'm going to try to stay away from the internet until everything is done with. I'm afraid I might be too crushed if I don't get accepted to my top school. And by the time the letters arrive in Germany I should be done anyway, so I'm thinking I might just wait for the letters. Call me oldfashioned, but I find that much more impressive. I hope I can stand the suspense :)</p>

<p>What about you? Would you prefer the traditional letter or the online decision?</p>

<p>I like both actually. Online is so quick and easy and decreases the suspense and anxiety but sometimes, having the suspense while you wait for your letter makes it all the more worthwhile especially when you get an acceptance letter.</p>

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<p>I personally find regular mail rejection more devastating. (Got that from one of my colleges already). </p>

<p>Plus, since I’m an international, I would rather choose online decisons, so I could find out faster.</p>

<p>Online decisions are nice because you don’t have to worry about a letter having gotten lost in the mail if it takes a while getting to you and that sort of thing</p>

<p>I like letters because you can sort of gauge your chances by its size and better prepare yourself for rejection if it’s small.</p>

<p>My daughter has had 3 acceptances - one small envelope, one phone call, and one big envelope. No onlines yet.</p>