@betty5201 It is never easy to get into Notre Dame LOL. Take a look at last year’s thread of people who were not accepted with strong stats and even legacies with a strong history of donations to the school. Yes, the business school is more challenging for admission, however, I believe if a student does not get into Mendoza, he/she could be offered admission to another school. Somebody else should chime in on that because my son did not apply to Mendoza and I am not all that familiar with it.
@pfoster ND requires first semester grades when available (if you are admitted), and your school should send those. If you have a strong first quarter and feel it will enhance your application, you should send a copy of the grades to your admissions officer.
Good luck to the applicants. I was on this site last year at this time anxiously wondering what the outcome would be. My son is enjoying his first semester at ND and is current home for his fall break.