For some, the stress will be because many colleges – like Lehigh! – have a January 1st deadline and for others, because they’ll receive an Early Decision notice from their first choice school. The Admission staff here in Bethlehem were busy this fall, and all told, read nearly 10% more Early Decision I applications compared to last year! We started on November 15th, and currently, applicants are being passed through our Office of Financial Aid for review.
This year, we’ll be mailing all of our Early Decision I applicants their official notification on Friday, December 16th. This means that these students should have a decision in hand by Tuesday, December 20th, even as Early Decision II and Regular Decision applications arrive in hopes of joining the class of 2016.
If you’re working on applications, hang in there… we’re excited to read them!
Some of the most noteworthy words and phrases so far:
“…made leap-and-bounce progress.”
“…accustomed prosaic life”
Have a cookie (I don’t care what holiday you celebrate, cookies are delicious) and a happy, healthy and hopefully relaxing break!
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions