The admission officer will look forward to the next morning in committee and how he will make a case for the Lady Gaga kid when each of his colleagues has a stack of solid files in front of them too.
Close, but no cigar. This is how it works. But there is a larger problem in this conversation that most of the contributors have not mentioned: the idea of gaming the system. Again, this is common and comes in many forms, some borderline honest, and some clearly outrageous. This is the sad side of the college admissions scene today: the frenzy, the hunt for your own private hook, the gimmick, the need ultimately to win some prize called College X.
To the Editor: The college admissions process was an emotional roller coaster. Going through the process of compiling my accomplishments opened up insecurities. My peers and I have deemed sites like College Confidential extremely toxic. While growing up, there was an emphasis on being well-rounded individuals, but it seems colleges are becoming more selective in recruiting people with strengths in a certain area.
My son applied to six schools, any of which he would have been happy to attend. Second, ditch the obsession with name-brand East Coast schools. I work with successful people who have attended an incredible gamut of universities. They are where they are because of passion and persistence, not where they went to school. Finally, even if your kid is going to her or his dream school, there will be bumps. High school to college is a huge transition.
Getting into the best or right school does not change the reality of finding yourself living with a group of strangers with less structure than ever before in your life. Luckily, my son had the good sense not to succumb to the hype.
He was determined to do it himself, with support from Khan Academy test prep, his school counselor, and friends and family who expressed faith in his ability.
Now that he has been accepted to all of his top-choice schools, he can enjoy a sense of accomplishment and attend his dream school, an accomplishment that is all his own. I applied to one school early decision Stanford.
I got deferred, so I had to wait for the final negative decision. Additionally, I was wait-listed from my next top three schools U. Berkeley, Dartmouth, Cornell. The wait list or a deferment is rather like purgatory. Students log on to discuss admissions-related topics every day. But perhaps one of the things that makes the NYU sub-forum so active is not due to just its popularity among prospective applicants. However, after a few weeks or so, people may begin to notice a change regardless of whether the applicant has applied for any financial support.
The Admissions Office at NYU has denied multiple times that the change on Albert means anything and said that it is just how the system works. However, the myth surrounding the glitch is still discussed repeatedly every year due to the apparent correlation between applicants who receive the change and get accepted while rejected students often received no change. This EDII disclosure thread from the round of applications shows that there seems to be some sort of correlation between the change and the admissions decision as a high number of students who got the change were accepted and vice versa.
However, there are still a few outliers to the glitch. Some applicants claim that they did receive the change but were denied by the school.
Luckily, my son had the good sense not to succumb to the hype. Going through the process of compiling my accomplishments opened up insecurities. I work with successful people who have attended an incredible gamut of universities.
Let us see them first so we can decide what the choices really are.
Perhaps that is, ultimately, the best preparation for life. So she arrives home to go to the mailbox and view the actual piece of mail only to find she was wait-listed!
Getting into the best or right school does not change the reality of finding yourself living with a group of strangers with less structure than ever before in your life. Please let us know below. The results from the disclosure thread highly suggests that students who had the LSP change were denied by their first-choice and placed into LSP. Whether begun with excitement or dread, applying to college inevitably spins into overwhelming as deadlines near.
Berkeley, Dartmouth, Cornell. I applied to one school early decision Stanford. How about mailing financial aid offers to the parents, who after all are the ones who will be paying for the school?