Mail from Princeton University

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>a few days ago, I got a mail from Princeton University-</p>

<p>Dear XXXXXXX,</p>

<p>The Dean of Admission and I are interested in providing you more information about the opportunities available at Princeton University.</p>

<p>If you would like to reply now, please click here.</p>

<p>We look forward to hearing from you.</p>

<p>Logan Powell
Director of Admission
Princeton University
Box 430
Princeton, NJ 08542-0430</p>

<p>I received your e-mail address from the Student Search Service of the College Board. If you do not want to receive e-mail from Princeton University, please let me know.</p>

<p>I clicked there and got subscribed to the mailing list- does this mean I have a better chance of getting in? I've only received a reply thanking me for subscribing to their list, but no further information.</p>

<p>Could anyone bring some light on this issue?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance</p>

<p>no (10 char)</p>

<p>Possibly not, but don't ignore this, for God's sake.</p>

<p>no seriously, it doesn't mean a thing</p>

<p>What if they ask him to come visit the department?</p>

<p>I received your e-mail address from the Student Search Service of the College Board. If you do not want to receive e-mail from Princeton University, please let me know.</p>

<p>Meaning, it's simply sent automatically based on SAT/PSAT scores. You'll only get more mail.</p>

<p>If you are interested in Princeton at all, by all means respond! this is an electronic version of the "likely" letter. Admission is not guaranteed, but do open the contact if you see yourself applying to Princeton.</p>

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...this is an electronic version of the "likely" letter.

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Not even close.</p>

<p>Princeton is doing what HYS have done -- boost numbers of applicants by making more people aware of the school. H sent out tens of thousands of letters; they are obviously not likelies.</p>

<p>This is most definitely NOT a likely letter. It came from Princeton’s marketing office, not from Admissions. Princeton probably bought your name from either College Board or ACT. This is how colleges carry out their marketing efforts and fill your mailbox, real or virtual. </p>

<p>It’s so important to distinguish mailings from Marketing from mailings from the Admissions office. A likely letter is very direct: It says the equivalent of "We love YOU and YOU will receive an offer of admission on March XX." Anything else you get is just "stuff" from the marketing department. It has no bearing on whether you will get in. Anyone who thinks otherwise or develops expectations based on marketing materials needs to reevaluate.</p>

<p>Finally....</p>

<p>Princeton is doing what it should have done.. after lagging behind Harvard and Yale in the number of applicants.
But I don't really like the wording of the letter. A lot of people would forget to reply or ignore this.</p>

<p>they ask people with high and low SAT scores, so a wide range will apply, and their admit rates will decrease.</p>

<p>Yeah, if you scored well on the PSAT/SAT, you will get this stuff all the time, so colleges can get more people to apply and lower their acceptance rate...I get stuff like this from Harvard/Yale/Princeton/Stanford/MIT/you name it on a daily basis. It means nothing. Really.</p>

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this is an electronic version of the "likely" letter.

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<p>Right. Because you are sent likely letters in April/May before you even apply.</p>

<p>cool i dont receive anyhting from any university</p>

<p>hey what type of homework do ap us history studenrs get</p>

<p>old thread</p>