You’ve done it! You hit submit on your application, and now the waiting period begins. We know it can be difficult to wait for decisions to be released (mid-February for our EDII applicants, and end of March for our RD applicants). I certainly get a little restless any time I am waiting on a big life-changing decision (who doesn’t?!), so I’m sharing a little bit about what’s happening in our admissions world, and some tips for how you can pass the time:
What We’re Doing?
We’re getting to know you! We are spending weeks and weeks reviewing applications, reading every letter of recommendation, personal statement, supplement, and transcript. We’re spending days with our colleagues having conversations about applicants to build the Class of 2023. We go through a committee process so applications are viewed multiple times, and decisions are made as committees.
We love this time of year because it’s the time when our hard work from the fall (visiting high schools, going to college fairs, and attending admissions conferences) yields a really strong applicant pool. It’s when we get to dive into applicants’ lives and find the students who best embody the Tufts spirit and can really add to campus life. It’s our chance to build the Tufts class, filling it with interesting, talented, kind, and curious people.
One note: If you have a question or want to hear from us, please remember we’re in the middle of our busiest time, so there may be some delay. Please be patient. We rarely take breaks from application reading (I’m currently eating my lunch while typing!), but we’ll get back to you when we get a chance!
What Should You Be Doing?
1. Keep working hard in school! If we choose to admit you, we’re doing so because of your strong academic record up to this point, and we expect you’ll keep it up. If we see a significant decline in your academic performance, we’ll want to know why.
2. Have fun! Enjoy your senior spring. Whether you enroll here or somewhere else this fall, you’re about to embark on a brand new adventure. We hope you enjoy your final high school semester with your friends and family.
3. Practice self-care. Trust it will all work out. If the stress of college decisions gets to be too much, make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Yoga, journaling, exercise, quality time with friends, listening to music. Bring yourself back to a peaceful place and remind yourself to stay calm.
Well, my lunch break is over, so back to reading applications!