If you’re currently waiting to find out where you’ve been admitted, you’re probably hungry for information from your colleges. However, you should resist the temptation to read too much into the emails you get from schools right now. While some schools do provide some admitted applicants with early notifications, most applicants won’t receive their decisions until late March.
According to a recent post on the Montgomery Educational Consulting blog, applicants should keep in mind the following when reading emails from colleges:
- Not all emails feature a decision.
- Some emails contain information about an “admitted students day”—this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve been admitted.
- Sometimes the most important information isn’t in the text of the email but in a video embedded within it.
The flipside of this is you shouldn’t ignore emails from colleges until late March. You should respond to all requests for information. Staying engaged is an important way to demonstrate your continued interest in a school.