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acceptance letters

jvon2432jvon2432 Registered User Posts: 473 Member
edited March 2010 in University of Notre Dame
when will they be sent out!?!?!? someone told me not until early april!! THATS TOUGH!! anyoen know?

also, very random question... if you go to a school that accepts all your ap credits and then you transfer to say notre dame that doesn't accept a certain test... will you have to re-take those gen ed classes that you placed out of with your ap test before you transferred?
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Replies to: acceptance letters

  • hktkhktk Registered User Posts: 214 Junior Member
    Last year they were sent out on March 31. Some were received on April 1, some were received later depending upon the mail.
  • kevdudekevdude Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    I recieved mine on April 4th.
  • nyccgrlnyccgrl Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    in a letter that ND sent me stated that i should wait as late as mid april. that would be a bummer...
  • richieD1307richieD1307 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    my sister got her letter at the end of march.. but than was in '04. ND said everyone should receive their letters before april 10. it's coming up soon!
  • GoIrish8310GoIrish8310 Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    probably end of march to first few days of april. not too far off. im getting nervous
  • NDchick06NDchick06 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Mine was postmarked March 30th I believe? I know I received it on April 1.
  • sunshadowsunshadow Registered User Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    NYCCgirl: What letter were you sent that indicated when the acceptance letters would go out?
  • richieD1307richieD1307 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    well, in the letter that told me my application was in and complete, they said we would receive it the first week of april.
  • sunshadowsunshadow Registered User Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    Hmmm...daughter never actually got a letter stating her app was in and complete. I am wondering if we should be concerned. I only thought they sent letters if there was something missing.
  • cherryblossom523cherryblossom523 Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    so does this mean that the decisions won't be available online?
  • ddjones007ddjones007 Registered User Posts: 629 Member
    ND doesn't post decisions online, relying on the old fashioned postal service way.

    I've been through this twice as a parent, with both kids getting accepted EA. I'm not really sure of exactly how the RD process works, but I have a pretty good idea of how admissions operates.

    A couple of things I've observed.

    1) The day they say stuff is going to go out is never the day it really goes out... I had an old classmate who's got an administrative job on campus check with a friend in admissions, who told him all the stuff was going out on a Saturday. Given that we received the letter 400 miles away on that very Saturday, that obviously wasn't the case. I recall having called admissions myself when my son was admitted two years ago--they gave me a date, which was actually later when things actually went out.

    2) Both the EA decision letters and Financial Aid letters came to us on a Friday or Saturday this year--I get the hunch they shoot for that, so people have a chance to sit on the info for awhile before they inundate the admissions or FA office with questions.

    BOTTOM LINE--it appears they try to send this stuff out in a way that minimizes the number of phone calls they will be flooded with... They also give out dates and timelines in a fashion that leads people to expect things to be delivered later than they actually turn out to be. In politics, it's called lowering expectations. They know how anguishing the wait is for students and their families, no need to exascerbate it by sending out info late (although I'm sure there are uncontrollable circumstances that could arise to make that happen.)

    3) The acceptance letter comes in a 8.5 x 11 envelope. Fortunately, we haven't had occasion to learn what form the rejection letter comes in...

    All of your are in my thoughts and prayers. In my daughter's class, there were two who applied EA--both accepted. The third one applied RD and is playing the waiting game right now. All of them are NHS officers, so they see each other frequently and have been pretty supportive of each other through this.

    I know how nerve-wracking all of this can be--and am praying for all of you!
  • ihaterunningihaterunning Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    good luck to everyone waiting on RD decisions. i was so nervous waiting in december i know how nervous you are all feeling. all you can do now is pray and hope for the best. btw, for EA they said you could call if you didn't receive a decision by Dec. 19, and in atlanta i got my letter on Mon. Dec. 18.
  • GoIrish8310GoIrish8310 Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    ddjones007, does this mean that RD decisions will probably come sooner than April 1, unless there are extraordinary circumstances?
  • red06red06 Registered User Posts: 1,532 Senior Member
    ND has different standards in classes and credits. Simply put, ND requires certain minimum grades on the AP's for credit. While other institutions may accept a 3 on the Economics AP, for example, ND might require a 5. Therefore, it wouldnt make sense for ND to accept all AP credit a previous institution accepted. Either way, when transferring schools, many times the school that a student is transferring to does not accept all of the transfer credit.
  • yankees27yankees27 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    Someone stated that decisions were sent today...
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