Category Archives: Application Process

Decisions Are Out – 2012

It’s official. As you may have noticed the URAdmission Twitter feed announce, decisions left our building Friday afternoon via the U.S. postal service (and began to go out via email for international students). Most will likely be arriving early this week, depending on your distance from Richmond. We had another record-breaking year, and the most […]

Mythbusters: Selecting a Class

One of the most exciting (and daunting) tasks that admission offices face is selecting or creating a class. Each year, admission committees at selective colleges across the country are tasked with reviewing and considering thousands of applications in order to create a unique, exciting, and well-rounded incoming class for the next year. There are a […]

Meet the Admission Committee – Richmond Edition!

For the past few weeks the admission committee, comprising my colleagues and myself (14 of us in total, from admission counselors to the dean), has been in session. Our task has been to create the next class of Richmond Spiders by carefully considering and selecting from among the more than 10,000 applications we received this […]

Richmond Scholars Process Update

Knowing that there are a number of anxious Richmond Scholars semi-finalists waiting to hear from us, I wanted to provide a brief update on where we are in the process and on a few changes that we’re implementing this year. The faculty committees are still in the process of making finalist decisions, and we’ll begin […]

Mythbusters: Affordability and Socioeconomic Diversity

February 15 is the deadline for this year’s applicants to apply for financial aid at Richmond. Parents, make sure you’re on track to get the proper paperwork filled out – just follow the steps on our financial aid application timeline. But the financial aid deadline also provides me a great opportunity to speak to everyone […]