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UW-Seattle Admission Notification Date

ChiCollegeBound1ChiCollegeBound1 1 replies4 threads New Member
When do you think I will know if I got into UW-Seattle?

I am out-of-state applying to the business school as an undergrad. They say in early March since I applied before Nov. 1 but that seems so late! Will I know earlier? Is it rolling?
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  • PNWfam1PNWfam1 13 replies0 threads New Member
    It really will be early March. It was one of the later ones to roll in last year in our wait.
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  • g154555g154555 4 replies0 threads New Member
    I got an email a few days ago from the university saying that it would be released between March 1-March 15.
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  • west2east20west2east20 207 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Typically Presidential scholars, maybe around 20 instate students will receive an in-person visit at their high school by someone from admissions with balloons and a packet. Once that occurs, likely early this week, then a few days later portals will be updated with acceptances. Those not admitted will receive an email to that effect. Acceptance applicants will just need to keep refreshing their portal, they won’t get an email alerting them that their portal has an update. This doesn’t all happen on one day, but the final stragglers of notification will occur likely by the 13th. This is based on prior years history! Maybe this year will be different?
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  • PARENTREVIEWSPARENTREVIEWS 51 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Does the university actually release decisions today, March 1, Sunday?
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  • Nathan0086Nathan0086 26 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I do not think so. I guess they will release their decisions on this Friday, like last year they did.
    Good luck!
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  • Udub88Udub88 4 replies1 threads New Member
    Do you know if that includes transfer students?
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  • Nathan0086Nathan0086 26 replies0 threads Junior Member
    😐 I am not sure about transfer students since I applied as a freshman.
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  • UserNamesUsedUpUserNamesUsedUp 13 replies1 threads New Member
    Hey, west2east20 - First, thanks for the detailed info... best I've seen so far. Second, speaking of, do you speak from first-hand experience? Did you get accepted? Not trying to betray any relationships, etc., but just wondering about validity (being the Interwebs and all). ;)
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  • west2east20west2east20 207 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @UserNamesUsedUp
    I’m a parent of an applicant. I’ve studied previous years of CC, Quora, Reddit. Last year my daughters best friend received A Pres Scholarship but ended up at an Ivy instead. I’m eager to see what happens this week, or next!
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  • mmichelleplus5mmichelleplus5 2 replies0 threads New Member
    edited March 3
    g154555
    Did your notification of admissions decision date email from UW say,
    It’s been a long wait, hasn’t it?
    edited March 3
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  • UserNamesUsedUpUserNamesUsedUp 13 replies1 threads New Member
    Received it on 2/14, and yes, that was the headline in the purple graphic. Below that, it said "It’s been a long wait, but decisions are coming! You can expect your decision to be available on MyUW between March 1 and 15. We’ll be in touch soon!"

    One could say that it's thoughtful to be proactive like that, and at least reach out to all applicants - especially because it truly is such a long wait... the longest by far on our list of 9 applications.

    On the other hand, anyone who cares enough to pay any attention has known this from the day they submitted their application, so the flip side view is, "Duh, no kidding!" The extreme end of that perspective is that this email was actually a tease. - especially for those who are experiencing all this for the first time. And when one's email inbox is in subject 'preview' mode, and all you see at first glance is "(student's name), UW is sending admission decisions..." and the preview cuts off at that point. It can make a heart skip a beat for a second, only to open it and find that they're telling you something you've known since day one.
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  • UserNamesUsedUpUserNamesUsedUp 13 replies1 threads New Member
    edited March 4
    Thanks, west2east20... good to know. Not surprising that a Pres Scholarship winner had an Ivy as another option. Good for her! We, however, are not as talented. Oh, and add to that fact, we also live in 'fly over territory' (actually heard a UW representative call it that... wasn't happy to hear that).

    We've heard the UW acceptance rate for non-minority, non-gifted (GPA's under 3.9 and ACT's under 34) kids from this part of the country is squarely in Ivy territory. That, and the fact that the rest of the country - incl. WA state kids themselves - put UW on the list of "Public Ivies."
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  • west2east20west2east20 207 replies1 threads Junior Member
    For my D, UW is her safety, although for direct admit CS, it’s a dangerous safety. Some CA schools and Ivy’s are her preference. As mom, I’m freaking out she won’t get accepted anywhere, even with 4.0 IB Diploma and 36 ACT. UW would give me a great deal of comfort and it’s more affordable. That said, no school should refer to fly over states or applicants! Geesh!
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  • UserNamesUsedUpUserNamesUsedUp 13 replies1 threads New Member
    edited March 5
    I would say good luck, but with 4.0 IB and 36 ACT, she blew past 'luck' years ago, and is in no need of such commentary. Am I jealous? Uhhh, yeeeeeah. That said - just like her bff - good for her! I'm sure she's in zeeeeeero danger of not landing squarely on her feet at a top school (if not the top school) of her choice, and more than worthy of all her years of hard work. Look forward to your post re. the final outcome. Best wishes!

    Btw, we are counting our fortunes, as my son has been accepted to all 7 of the schools he's heard from so far, including Santa Clara Univ. (not Ivy, but not shabby either). So speaking of luck, we certainly have no room whatsoever to complain - even when he ends up getting the stiff arm from UW... lol.
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  • Grace1973Grace1973 25 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Did your son applied ED with Santa Clara? or just RD? My son applied SCU but no news yet. @ Usernamesusedup
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  • UserNamesUsedUpUserNamesUsedUp 13 replies1 threads New Member
    He applied early action, not early decision. However, as I'm sure you know, early action still increases one's odds of acceptance. Also, (again with many schools) there can be a big difference when considering one's declared study/major (e.g., my son's is not engineering, which gave him a leg up at SCU, as SCU is a hugely competitive school for engineering - especially given their location and being so heavily recruited by Silicon Valley companies for their engineering school grads).

    As such, SCU's engineering school acceptance rate is clearly lower than their overall rate as a university. So when looking at rankings like US News and World Report's ranking of SCU at #54 among national universities - vs. UW's #62 - one would think my son would have more than an excellent chance with UW.

    But factor in UW's non-participation in early action/decision + their mandate from WA lawmakers to accept an overwhelming percentage of WA residents (currently about 80+%... which doesn't bode well for my non-resident son), and voila... his odds of a UW acceptance shrink to below that of SCU.

    This is just another example of how making apples-to-apples comparisons in this whole crazy process is virtually impossible. Speaking of crazy... on the money side of things, out of state tuition for UW - while certainly less than that of SCU - is still ("all in", aka, 'total cost of attendance') in the neighborhood of $60k.

    Again, to be clear, this is for a public university, and an approx. "all in" cost for a non-resident. The US News & World Report ranking for my own home state's university (which is actually larger than UW) is only 8 spots lower than UW, it's ranked at #70.. not too shabby. And If one considers USN's stated "4,300 post-secondary schools nation-wide", it's all pretty impressive for both our state's university and UW. That said, my home state's resident cost is 1/3 cost that of the non-resident cost UW. That's a tough difference to ignore.
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  • west2east20west2east20 207 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @UserNamesUsedUp
    You would think having worked as hard as my D and others have, getting super stats and strong ECs, would be a shoe in. But I’ve seen similar kids get outright rejected, sometimes schools play the yield game and don’t offer a spot to a student they think will likely turn them down in the end. She didn’t get any early admits with the CA schools or likely letters either. So fingers crossed and we will be sure to keep CC posted with outcomes. I can’t even imagine her despair if she doesn’t get in somewhere. She was outright rejected from her EA school, which set the tone. I wanted her to add more safeties and it caused quite a riff. So we wait!
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  • UserNamesUsedUpUserNamesUsedUp 13 replies1 threads New Member
    Wow, that's just unreal and so unfair. Although, there seems to be plenty about this entire process that's not fair. I've heard of 4.0/36 kids getting rejected by various ivies, but not by others - especially because of playing what appears to be a very childish game like rejecting the kid first, so they won't get rejected by the kid (although, I suppose they have to report stats on both sides of that fence, and with enough rejections of them, probably makes them look bad... but still!). Yes, fingers crossed and best of luck. Keep us posted.
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  • KringalKringal 3 replies0 threads New Member
    It does seem unfair but it happened to my 36 ACT 4.2 GPA + more ECs than you can shake a stick at kid 2 years ago. I thought we had chosen 2 reasonable safety schools, but I was wrong. Luckily, we chose a super safety school and she is happily doing really well in their honors program for much less money than anywhere else she applied.
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  • west2east20west2east20 207 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @Kringal That's why getting in tonight or whenever has me on pins and needles. Glad your D is doing well after all!
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