Please clear this confusion!! Top 10% admission??

<p>I think I heard that if you're in the top 10%, your admission notice may come at a different time. Is this true?
And does it mean top 10% of your high school class or the whole application pool?</p>

<p>I have no idea, I've never even heard of this. Admissions notifications come at the same times from each school to everyone, as long as it's within the range of time the school states it will be (usually a month for everyone to recieve their notifiication). Along the way, people tend to misconstrue something they've heard about acceptance and it spirals off into something totally different - like the game telephone. Now, I'm not saying this isn't true for sure, because like I said I don't know since I've never heard about it, but it's doubtful because I know a lot of top 10% kids in my school and they haven't said a word about it.</p>

<p>I think you're confusing things. the top 10% in your school is vastly different than the top 10% in another school. Why would colleges adopt any special processes for this?</p>

<p>Most schools have very set notification dates (although some colleges use "Likely letters" (do a search on CC about this)), not a graduated scale of notifications.</p>

<p>There is no such rule that I am aware of. You may be thinking of certain colleges where if you are in the top 10% of your high school class, you will be entitled to admission although not necessarily to the major of your choice (Texas is one state that has such a rule for in-state residents). However, that is unrelated to when you are actually notified.</p>

<p>thanks for clearing things up!
Haha I guess I was just stressing and confusing things...</p>