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Envelope-- big or small?

ilovedogsilovedogs Registered User Posts: 366 Member
hey guys! i just joined college confidential and i actually stayed up until 5am last night reading all the threads (yes, i am really nervous about this whole college process haha) i applied ED to wash u

anyways, i was just wondering-- are the envelopes they send you for ED big or small, anyone know? ALSO, anyone know if they MAIL your scores on the 15th or if you RECEIVE them then? (and can you get them online?)

also, if you go to the school and are willing to talk to me about it/answer some personal questions, please leave your AIM screen name here.

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Replies to: Envelope-- big or small?

  • Anonymous99Anonymous99 Registered User Posts: 861 Member
    welcome to CC! I was a long time lurker for a while out there...as far as I know, once you apply to a college, a thick envelope means a definate acceptance while a thin envelope often goes either way...can be a reject, accepted, or even a deferred; sorry i didn't actually answer your quesiton, but i felt like you deserved a reply...; what scores are you talking about on the 15th? If you're referring to either the October ACT or November SAT, they're both available online now for free.
  • ilovedogsilovedogs Registered User Posts: 366 Member
    thanks anonymous99! are you applying anywhere early (or are you already in college?)?

    december 15th is the date wash u mails their decision for all who applied ED I... so i wanted to find out if that's the date they actually put it into the mail, the date you're expected to get it in the mail, or the date they post it online. i really hope it's not the date they mail it, because i'm going on vacation the morning of the 17th and i realllly would like to know before then, you know? ahhh college is so stressful!
  • Anonymous99Anonymous99 Registered User Posts: 861 Member
    haha...yes, i can completely agree with the stress! I'm a senior who's also applying to colleges right now...as of right now, I'm applying to 8 places and 5 of which are reaches! WUSTL is definately one of my tops...I wanna be a doctor, and their medical program is basically second to none! My assumption is that they'd mail the leters out the 15th; they want to be fair about their mailing strategy, and they understand that it'll probably take longer to send a letter to Alaska or Hawaii than to a city in Missouri; (I guess that makes it sorta unfair that they mail out all the letters together!) Anyway, it'd probably take them forever to sort the letters (from my understanding, they have stacks of rejects, defers, and accepteds) out by state and to figure out which letters to mail which days. Essentially, it's just easier for them to send them all off on one day. I also think they'll post them on the same day online (if they do that...). Also, some places e-mail you and let you know if you've gotten in or not too....don't know about WUSTL, though. Just hope for a computer with you on vacation, and you'll probably be able to check your status online. Then again, I'd hate to see a defer or a rejection on vacation. I would probably just wait until I get home and then I'd know for sure the day I get home if I'm in or not. Enjoy your vacation while you can! And remember, anticipation is far greater than participation (unless you get in!!!)
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    im pretty sure they release the decisions online like a day before the 15th. I know last year they were online 12/14. I applied ED I also to WUSTL. What are your stats????
  • amu521amu521 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    i applied ED too and the guidance office at my school told me most schools on the day they mail the letters set up a link where you can find out accepted or rejected on their website or through an email.
  • neftyjikneftyjik Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    I called the admissions office and they said that decisions were only mailed.
    That you couldnt check online =( so its gonna be sometime after the 15th for answers.
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    that was said last year also (lol). The letter was available online 12/14 last year
  • ilovedogsilovedogs Registered User Posts: 366 Member
    thanks for replying guys! i hope we all get in!

    jtslick, if you im me i'd be happy to share my scores... but i feel weird posting them for the whole internet to see, know what i mean?

    nefty, thanks for calling and checking... how frustrating! i'm going to be in france wondering my whole vacation "did i get in? or didn't i?" (knowing me i'll probably wind up calling my mom and making her open the envelope for me... sad) though we need to find out 100% for sure b/c if last year they posted them online, why wouldn't they this year? i'm gonna ask one of of my friends who goes there now, then i'll let you all know.
  • runnersmomrunnersmom Registered User Posts: 2,067 Senior Member
    Unless they have changed their procedures, ED decisions were released online last year. My S (currently a freshman at WUSTL) checked his Application Status pretty regularly the week of the 15th and found a link to the decision on the 14th, I think. Good luck to all of you. He just went back from Thanksgiving Break and couldn't be happier with his decision to attend WUSTL.
  • laurezerlaurezer Registered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    good luck everybody :)

    ilovedogs - i went to washu (graduated in 2004), so feel free to ask me any questions you have - my screenname's in my profile, or you can send me a pm
  • bs12790bs12790 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    i applied early too...good luck guys

    ps i could not be any more nervous/anxious
  • amu521amu521 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    waiting is the worst part b/c its out of your hands now and the application has to speak for you
  • bs12790bs12790 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    yeah i know what you mean

    which schools did everyone apply to?
    i applied to arts and sciences
  • jtslick89jtslick89 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    arts and sciences
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