Start checking the mail…

By Tom

…letters are on their way!

The majority of our decision letters left the office yesterday afternoon via the U.S. Postal Service. All letters will be sent in time to meet our April 1 notification deadline, but we wanted to get the bulk of them out as soon as possible. Pictures are below!

In answer to the many questions that I’m sure are flooding lots of minds right now: No, we do not notify in any other fashion – you have to wait until you receive that hard-copy letter. We do not give notifications online or over the phone. If we get to April 2 and you haven’t received anything, please contact us at that point in time to check in. No, we can’t predict when you’ll get your letter – once they leave our office, they’re in the hands of the USPS. They tend to hit closer locations sooner (some Virginians might see their letters today, Pennsylvanians tomorrow, and so forth).

We had another highly competitive year in applications, and our decisions as always were very difficult to reach. We always have many more qualified applicants than we have space for in our first-year class. For those who are offered a spot on the wait list, I’ll be posting some more information within the next few days, so check back.

Congratulations to all admitted students!!


Operations Team members Gay and Debbie preparing letters and admission packets


Bins of admission packets are lined up alphabetically in preparation for mailing


More bins


One of the mailmen, Dante, loading bins into the mail van


  1. Draco
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Will International students receive decisions by e-mail?

    • Tom
      Posted March 27, 2009 at 11:41 am | Permalink

      Yes, international students will receive decisions by e-mail in addition to postal mail, since the wait time is much longer for postal mail internationally.

  2. Andrea Moncada
    Posted March 29, 2009 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Will transfer students receive decission by e-mail or mail? Will it be on April 1st or April 15?

    • Tom
      Posted April 2, 2009 at 8:56 am | Permalink

      Transfer students will receive decisions by postal mail only, around the April 15 notification deadline.

  3. xavier
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    have you already sent international decision by email and postal mail?

    • Tom
      Posted April 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes, international decisions have been sent by e-mail and postal mail.

  4. xavier
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I don’t receive any email in my box.I’ve applied from Benin, i also aplly for bonner program

  5. xavier
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Will i wait for long time?

  6. Jason
    Posted April 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I am a transfer applicant living in Richmond; It is my understanding that transfer decisions were mailed on Friday 4/10, should I be worried that I still have yet to receive mine??? Thanks.

    • Tom
      Posted April 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

      Jason (and all transfer applicants),

      We began to mail transfer decisions on April 10, but not all were mailed on that date. We are still in the process of mailing transfer decisions for those students who applied by the priority February 15 deadline.

      • D.K.
        Posted February 25, 2010 at 3:27 am | Permalink

        Does it mean that international students will be notified earlier than US students?

      • Tom
        Posted February 25, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

        Not necessarily, D.K. It depends on what date we send international e-mails. But keep in mind that this post is from last year, 2009… we still have a month to go before our 2010 decisions are ready.

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