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University of Washington to Begin Mailing Decision Letters Tomorrow (March 15th)

on March 14, 2011 in Alerts, Application Process, New This Month

This helpful update was just received from the University of Washington Admissions Office

“The University of Washington Seattle admission decision letters will be mailed beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15.  Because we cannot produce all the letters at once, we will mail most decisions throughout the coming week.

Some links which may be helpful to you in conversations with students and parents:

1.       Factors used in the admission review process
2.       Instructions for an admissions appeal

Remember, all applications from students who have either been invited to be on the waitlist or have been denied admission have been reviewed at least twice.  As you know, successful appeals occur because of significant new information, not because of information already shared in the application.

Because of this year’s continued economic uncertainty for both families and state governments, our waitlists will again be extensive.  For some perspective on UW’s waitlist, in 2010, of 1,437 students on the waitlist, 425 were eventually offered admission.  In 2009, the figures were 1,079 of 1,353.  We have also experienced years where very few students were offered admission from the waitlist.  In any case, estimating the chances for admission off the waitlist is virtually impossible.

Finally, our goal through our admission decisions is to craft a class.  Allow me to leave you with a summary statement of what we are charged to accomplish in the Office of Admissions at the University of Washington:

The Board of Regents and the faculty desire that students admitted to the University of Washington display qualities that predict academic success and enhance the intellectual and cultural vitality of the university community.  The University, therefore, shall seek to enroll undergraduate classes rich in the intellectual abilities, academic commitments, diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and talents that create a stimulating educational environment and promote desired learning outcomes.  Entering classes shall also include students who demonstrate the ability to overcome adversity or disadvantage to achieve their goals and those who show promise to represent the university well in the professions and communities in which they will serve and lead.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments.  Again, thank you very much for your support…”

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