Live Blogging on RD Notification Day (Class of 2016)

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Six years ago on March 30, decision release day for the Johns Hopkins Class of 2010, I decided to post a new blog entry to our then just four month old Hopkins Insider Admissions Blog. That blog entry provided a run-down of how decision release day had gone and shared a few pictures. I remember posting the entry late in the evening when I got home from work and not thinking anyone would read it. A year later when we prepared to release regular decision notifications for the Johns Hopkins Class of 2011, readership of the Hopkins Insider blog was up so I decided to try something new … live blogging throughout the day. And a tradition was born.

Blue skies over Gilman - what a stunningly beautiful campus we have.

Blue skies over Gilman - what a stunningly beautiful campus we have.

As I write this I embark on my 6th RD notification day live blogging experiment (#12 if you count ED releases as well) and I am excited to announce that I am going to have some help this year. Not only will you be able to follow along my thoughts and views on how the day rolls out, but my colleague and co-author of the Hopkins Insider, Admissions_Shannon, has also agreed to write periodic updates throughout the day. We will provide you a first-hand look at what takes place in Mason Hall (home to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions) on the day we release 19,000+ notifications to our Regular Decision applicants. Through frequent updates we will detail how this long admissions review season comes to a fulfilling end, and we hope we will provide context and helpful information as you prepare to learn of your decision. I will also attempt to keep up with my Twitter account – @AdmissionDaniel – throughout the day, for those who prefer updates in 140 characters or less.

And for those looking for details on how the process will work today, please return to the decision release explained blog entry I posted earlier this week. Check back often, and as always feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

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5:30am – Admissions_Daniel

My alarm clock goes off, which today is not a buzzing sound, but the rough tongue of my dog Soze on my forehead telling me he needs an early morning walk. Out we go into a chilly and dark morning and as Soze does his business I checked the weather report and see that it is going to be a lovely, mostly sunny spring day in Baltimore today. Back inside I turn on some music - I’ve been on a serious streak of listening way too much to a playlist of just three songs – “We Are Young” by Fun., “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and “Charlie Brown” by Coldplay. This will hold me over until I turn on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning and get my “back and better than ever” fix from Greenie and Golic. Though the last week has been exhausting – scratch that, the last month has been exhausting – scratch that too, the last FOUR MONTHS have been exhausting, I feel I sense of energy and exhilaration that at the end of the day the hard work of all in Mason Hall will come to fruition and the Johns Hopkins Class of 2016 will continue to form. Decision release days have truly become one of the special days every year like my birthday or a big holiday.

He may be sleeping in this picture, but in just a few minutes Soze will be waking me up and getting Decision Release Day underway.

He may be sleeping in this picture, but in just a few minutes Soze will be waking me up and getting Decision Release Day underway.

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6:30am – Admissions_Shannon 

Is it Christmas? No. Are we going to Disneyworld? No. Is it Decision Release Day? YES! They all feel the same when you wake up in the morning – you’re super excited to start your day, but exhausted because you couldn’t sleep the night before. After months of reading applications and holding committee, decision release day has finally arrived! While tonight seems so far away, the day will be a busy one … there are still plenty of packets that need to be sealed and lists to be double checked. For now though, it’s time to get ready for work …

Admissions_Shannon wake-up call delivered by Jack the Cat.

Admissions_Shannon wake-up call delivered by Jack the Cat.

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7:30 a.m. – Admissions_Daniel

What an amazingly beautiful spring day it is in Baltimore. I had my sunroof open on my short commute into work and as I arrived, I continued a tradition of snapping a photo of Mason Hall. Now to get my day started in the office.

Dawn over Mason Hall on Decision Release Day

Dawn over Mason Hall on Decision Release Day

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8:15 a.m. – Admissions_Daniel

Just finished composing my To Do list for the day. Seven important items to complete before the release of e-mail decisions tonight. Decided to go witha  Foo Fighters playlist for the morning. Going to tackle some e-mail, post a message on College Confidential (ugh!), and check out all of our social media sites. My colleagues are beginning to trickle in.

Yesterday's To Do List on the left (Accomplished!); Today's To Do List on the right (Get to Work!)

Yesterday's To Do List on the left (Accomplished!); Today's To Do List on the right (Get to Work!)

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8:33 a.m. – Admissions_Shannon

Just got in the office and I am going to start my day now. I might not be as organized as Daniel is with competing To Do lists, but I have a lot on my desk too. First is to share some pictures with you all. Last night, much of the Admissions staff and some great student volunteers stayed late to get as much work done as possible so we could get decisions out today. We worked until about 8:00pm and Daniel and I snapped the following pictures.

Our award-winning admit packets. YES!

Our award-winning admit packets. YES!

Decision bins waiting to be checked again and packets stuffed into envelopes.

Decision bins waiting to be checked again and packets stuffed into envelopes.

The stuffing begins. DON'T SEAL YET.

The stuffing begins. DON'T SEAL YET.

Some important minds discussing next steps.

Some important minds discussing next steps.

The long line of letters waiting to be checked one last time.

The long line of letters waiting to be checked one last time.

All Boxed Up

All Boxed Up

Admit Packets cost a lot to mail priority. $5.30 each!

Admit Packets cost a lot to mail priority. $5.30 each!

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10:03 a.m. – Admissions_Daniel

Nothing new to report. We are in a holding pattern as Financial Aid finishes stuffing some award letters and we do some database reviews. I have been getting through a variety of my to do list items and also had a compelling conversation with a colleague about Hopkins Lacrosse and how excited we are that they are ranked #1 in the nation. I wish I could head up to NYC this weekend to watch the team take on UNC in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. It does though conflict with Wrestlemania 28 … Rock v. Cena in the “Once in a Lifetime Match” and Tripe H v. Undertaker in the “End of an Era” Hell-in-the-Cell match. Yeah, I may be 37 but I still watch wrestling. Got a problem with that?

10:45 a.m - We have begun the last round of checks of all decision letters. This will take some time. This is the third full check of letters against our applicant database and is proof of how meticulous our process is at every stage. Thorough doesn’t even begin to describe how much we put into each stage of our application processing, application review, decision making, and even production of decision letters. Best head upstairs to help my colleagues.

11:12 a.m. - OK, I need to clear something up. One of our admissions student volunteers questioned whether I am truly still a WWE fan (ugh, it was WWF back in my day) or whether I was just writing it to seem hip in this blog. Well, take a look at this photo. Yeah, that’s right … I have mini Rock and Cena figures on my desk at work. And even better, they were a birthday gift from Shannon. #YouCantSeeMe #TeamBringIt

Proof I am still in a fan of wrestling.

Proof I am still in a fan of wrestling.

11:51 a.m. - Just got the call that the class is sealed, all checks are complete, and we can now seal and stack all of our decision letters and packets. Then off to the post office we will go. There will be a bit of silence for the next few hours as Shannon and I work with our colleagues to get all of this done. Stay tuned for more updates later in the afternoon.

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11:45 am – Admissions_Shannon

Today has been a crazy one…a day full of double tasking! While we are preparing for the big mail, we are also getting ready for our Admitted Student events in April. In fact, just finished chatting with some of our current tour guides about our Lunch with a Student Program. Thank goodness for Bryan Nance … I missed out on breakfast so he brought me some potatoes to snack on. Yum. Now I am going to head upstairs and help everyone.

Yum, Potatoes. Thanks Admissions_Bryan.

Yum, Potatoes. Thanks Admissions_Bryan.

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3:00 p.m. – Admissions_Daniel

Apologies for the lack of updates. It has been a whirlwind of activity in the office for the last few hours. I need to take a breath and download some photos. I will have a re-cap of everything posted in the next half hour. But … YES … decisions have been mailed.

3:17 p.m. – As I know many of you are curious, I am going to reflect back over the last few hours. Here is how everything transpired in order:

1) Last check of letters is completed as the entire Admissions staff chipped in.
2) The sealing of admit packets commences.
3) The heavy lifters — Daniel and JB — move all sealed admit packets from their bins to U.S. mail bins.
4) In record time all packets are sealed, loaded into mail bins, and ready to move downstairs.
5) Three SUVs appear in the semi-circular driveway in front of Mason Hall just as all the mailed decisions arrive.
6) The loading of the cars commences with many, many hands.
7) The cars are loaded. Susan heads up to the main Johns Hopkins post office in Mount Washington with all deny, wait list, and international mailings. JB, Shannon, Calvin, Sarah, and Daniel head to the downtown Baltimore Post Office with two cars and close to 40 bins of admit packets.
8) The unloading of the cars takes place simultaneously in two different locations and just around 1:45 p.m. all regular decision notifications are out of the hands of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
9) Back to Homewood and Mason for some lunch and to reflect.
10) Time to blog.

Whew. A busy few hours indeed, but one of excitement and joy in our office. Slideshow to come very soon.

3:31 p.m. – Slideshow time. Enjoy.

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3:35 p.m. – Admissions_Shannon

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to the post office we went! With the final seal of approval from the president’s office, it was time to seal the mail. All hands on deck, the entire admissions staff – PR, operations, IT, communications, and counselors – got the priority mail envelopes ready for shipment. We then caravanned down to the Baltimore City post office where we unloaded two cars filled to the brim with acceptance packets.

When we returned to Mason Hall the first thing we noted was how empty the main room on the third floor felt. See!

What's missing?

What's missing?

Then it was time to play. Calvin decided that I needed to be pushed in one of the large mail bins. Thankfully no one was injured, but Daniel snapped some good pictures.

Ready ...

Ready ...

Set ...

Set ...

Go ...

Go ...

OK, I needed that.

OK, I needed that.

Now that everything is in the mail, we have had a bit of fun, it is time to prepare the emails to be sent!

5:05 p.m. - After a LONG day at the office, things have really quieted down. People are once again busy, but this time, preparing for April. I had one last meeting with current students, and now I am out the door to head to Kickball – yes, I play adult kickball with some co-workers and friends! It will be great to relax and take a break after a super busy week.

Time for Kickball

Time for Kickball

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5:15 p.m. – Admissions_Daniel

Here is our press release that discusses the release of Regular Decision notifications:

Press Release
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Johns Hopkins University
March 29, 2012

Thursday March 29, 2012—The Office of Undergraduate Admissions officially “sealed” the Class of 2016 today, sending admit packets and e-mails to 3,071 accepted Regular Decision applicants. These talented students will join 557 students who were admitted Early Decision in December.

A snapshot of the admitted members of the Class of 2016:

Total applications received: 20,496 – record applicant total for 11th straight year
Total students admitted: 3,628
Overall acceptance rate: 17.7% – an all-time low
Males/females: 50.4% / 49.6%

Preliminary areas of academic interest:

  • Whiting School of Engineering: 38%
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: 62%
    - Humanities: 27% (of admitted KSAS students)
    - Natural sciences: 45%
    - Social and behavioral sciences: 26%
  • Undecided: 3%

All 50 states represented, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are represented. New York continues to lead state representation in both applications received and offers of admission.

293 international students have been admitted, residing in 65 nations. Of particular note, 18 European countries are represented with offers made to 83 students. 123 students represent 11 East Asian countries. There are also 34 Canadian students, 20 students from South America, 18 students from South Asia, and 12 students from Central America and the Caribbean.

Regular Decision admitted students have until May 1, 2012, to reply to the university’s offer of admissions.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

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5:38 p.m. – Admissions_Daniel

As my colleagues on our IT team working diligently to prepare to begin the release of e-mail notifications starting after 6:00 p.m., there are a few important things I want to review, and I hope you heed this advice.

FIRST, we will start sending e-mails after 6:00 p.m. ET. Please note the bold, italic, underlined emphasis on the key words start and after. This means that you will not receive an e-mail in your in-box immediately at 6:00 p.m. It will take a while for all the e-mails to be sent out (probably over an hour) and there is a good chance we don’t start sending exactly at 6:00 p.m. If you keep refreshing your e-mail in-box at 6:00, 6:01, 6:04, 6:10, … and there is no message — DO NOT PANIC and do not assume anything. Be patient and allow the process to work properly. (Also, there is no specific order to how we will send e-mails.)

SECOND, here is some sound advice that I hope you follow. For the next hour (if not two hours) step away from your e-mail. Stop reading this blog. Stop checking your in-box. Stop checking College Confidential (in fact I suggest stopping that altogether). Relax. Take a nap. Get a snack. Read a magazine. Eat an orange. Go do something that will calm you and distract you. Take your mind off the ticking clock.

THIRD, and most importantly, after you receive your e-mail decision my strong suggestion is that you log-off and go spend some time with your family. No matter what decision you receive, let the news sink in and do it off-line. This is a major milestone in your life, and you should share your initial reactions and emotions with your family and those closest to you. These people have been there since the first moment of your life, and they will be there FOREVER. Your family is not an online community. Your family is not Facebook. Your family in not some anonymous screenname. Your family is not this blog. Please follow this advice. Receive your decision and sign off. Don’t update your Facebook status immediately. Don’t post a blog comment. Don’t go post your emotions on some Web forums. Share your thoughts and emotions in the real world first. The virtual world will be there later for you to provide a social media spin on your news.

I say it every year … let the news sink in first — react in the real world before entering the cyber world.

Best wishes to all of you. This is our last update until after we release the e-mail notifications. We will have a few final thoughts later on tonight.

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8:15 a.m. – Admissions_Daniel

All our e-mails have now been sent. Please continue to have patience because e-mail servers all have different delivery times. The process seems to have gone quite smooth this year (fingers crossed). I will monitor things throughout the evening. Please remember a few things I posted in the decision release blog earlier in the week:

- DO NOT share your decision e-mail with other people nor post the message on any public form or Web site. The e-mails contain personalized information.

- If you did not receive an e-mail tonight, I suggest:

  1. Check SPAM folders.
  2. If your e-mail address is associated with a private school, your school’s server may block our decision e-mails and you should check with your school’s network administrator to have the e-mail released.
  3. Check ANY and all e-mail accounts you have ever used during the college search process. We send the e-mail to the account you listed on your application. However, our database system does track all e-mail accounts that have ever been matched to your record, so on occasion the notification e-mail may be sent to an old e-mail address. (Check e-mails that you may have used when registering for the SAT/ACT for example, such as your parents e-mail accounts.)
In the rare occurrence you don’t receive your e-mail decision, you may call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on Friday at 410-516-8171 to request your decision e-mail be re-sent to an alternate e-mail address. We ask that only the applicant or parent/guardian of the applicant calls. We will only be able to re-send a decision e-mail if the identity of the caller can be reasonably assured. Please also be prepared to share an alternate e-mail address. We will only process requests to re-send decision e-mails via phone, not e-mail.

I got a bunch of work to take care of, but I will have one final update a bit later on.

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9:15 p.m. – Admissions_Shannon

By this point, decisions have been released. Now, I’ll be curling up with my book (currently reading the Hunger Games) and heading to bed. I am looking forward to meeting the admitted members of the Class of 2016 in the coming month, and, believe it or not, beginning to work with the potential members of the Class of 2017. This was fun sharing the live blogging duties with Daniel. I’ll let him finish it off later tonight.

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10:10 a.m. – Admissions_Daniel

Wow, what a day. I’ve been going non-stop for nearly 17 straight hours, but it has been totally worth it. I started the day excited and exhausted and as we wrap-up another decision release day I must say I remain excited and exhausted. There will be time over the next few days to reflect on all the decisions, and I plan to post very soon new blog entries for the admits, the wait listed, and the denies. The work will continue tomorrow but I need to get some shut eye. I always wish I would have something more poignant to say at the end of this long day of blogging, but unfortunately the words are failing me. I will leave you with one of my favorite shots of the Homewood campus take by current Johns Hopkins junior Greco Song:

Sun sets over Homewood.

Sun sets over Homewood.

Good night.

 

26 Comments

  • By BlancheBunny103, March 29, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

    Finally, tonight is the night !!
    Thanxx for the updates Admission_Daniel & Admission_Shannon =)
    Johns Hopkins is my first choice, so can’t wait XD

  • By jhu!!!!!!!, March 29, 2012 @ 9:04 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this process with us! I really hope I get to receive of the awesome admission packets!!!!!!!!!

  • By Liz Cooley, March 29, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

    Thanks for all your efforts. I can’t wait to see if I am in the Blue Jay class of 2016.

  • By brad, March 29, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

    Will you release final stats on the number of students offered admissions.

  • By Ashlee, March 29, 2012 @ 3:40 PM

    This is seriously the coolest thing ever.

  • By Mae, March 29, 2012 @ 4:33 PM

    Thank you for the updates. I love the amount of involvement an interaction that is available to the students and the parents they are leaving behind. It has helped me (parent) tremendously.

  • By JHU_Noah, March 29, 2012 @ 4:33 PM

    This is my fourth year following these Release Day blogs: one as a prospective student, one as an applicant, and two as a Hopkins undergraduate working in Admissions for both Daniel and Shannon, in different capacities. This remains an awesome idea. Keep up the great work, guys!

  • By Steven, March 29, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

    Is anyone else underwhelmed by this release? hopkins admits a disproportionate amount of its class by early decision and manages to barely be more selective than last year’s class despite an increase in applications. meanwhile, all of Hopkins’ peers are decreasing acceptance rates, improving student quality, increasing student desirability of the school (via yield) despite smaller increases in applications or even in the face of decreases in some cases.

  • By JHU 2006 grad, March 29, 2012 @ 4:47 PM

    1. my hat is off to the admissions staff and volunteers. we can’t thank you enough for your excellent work and most important passion! By the way only 364 days and 23 hours until the next admissions release.
    2. To those of you that get in (congratulations!) and can visit, do so, there’s really nothing in the world like a warm spring afternoon at homewood. Leave your parents (and ap exam study materials) and just come and enjoy.
    3. To those of you that don’t, you join 43 former US Presidents, 100 current us senators and 435 current us congressmen that didn’t go to Hopkins. If you applied you’re probably pretty smart and will have great other options and after 10 minutes next fall at your next campus you won’t remember today.

  • By Ryan C, March 29, 2012 @ 4:48 PM

    I was wondering why it says 557 early admits in this blog whereas it has been officially stated that 561 ED applicants were admitted in the ED Live blog?? Have those 4people been rejected ?

  • By Admissions_Daniel, March 29, 2012 @ 4:51 PM

    @Ryan C: The difference is that 4 admitted Early Decision students chose to withdraw due to financial reasons.

  • By JHU_Tanmay, March 29, 2012 @ 5:07 PM

    @Shannon It’s a repeat form 6 years ago! http://hopkins.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/mail_day1.JPG

  • By Brad, March 29, 2012 @ 5:15 PM

    @Steven; this would be a yield of about 23% for those admitted RD for a target class of 1250. (1250 – 557 ED = 693 ; 693/3071 = yield of 22.5%) This means they expect over 77% of the accepted RD applicants to reject Hopkins. Seems like this would be a very low yield. Must mean that many use Hopkins as a “safety” for more select colleges.

  • By Ryan C, March 29, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

    I disagree with Brad…Despite your numerical, logical reasoning…Hopkins cannot be easily stated as a safety… and its disrespectful and rude of you to say such things on this blog… ;;;

  • By Steven, March 29, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

    Hopefully they remedy this with their new admissions dean (who has expressed a desire to use statistical modeling to boost yield/desirability and selectivity more significantly). I feel these are problems that can be remedied through decreasing class size and using more transfer admissions. And also using more alumni feedback to gauge interest by interviewing most applicants. Under Latting, there was continued poor regular decision yield and a stagnant or even decreasing enrolled student academic quality based on standardized metrics and high school GPAs (it was even around a 3.6 at one point). Other selective schools have holistic admissions too. No reason why Hopkins admissions and student body quality should lag like this.

  • By Rachel, March 29, 2012 @ 5:39 PM

    I agree with. Many people apply to Hopkins and other great schools. People apply to many schools, and just because they choose not to go to one doesn’t mean that the schools they turn down are safety schools. Maybe they choose other schools, but that isn’t necessarily because it is a safety school. It could be fit, financial or location.

  • By Rachel, March 29, 2012 @ 5:39 PM

    ^^I agree with Ryan

  • By JHU 2006 grad, March 29, 2012 @ 7:02 PM

    “quality should lag like this”-I am now 6 years out of Hopkins. My best friends from Hopkins include a diplomat, 6 doctors, 3 lawyers, 2 wall street guys, a lobbyist and a google recruiter. Not a bad start. What I particularly like about the kids I met at Hopkins is that unlike at other elite schools where lots of kids come to study one thing and then go off into finance or law, kids at Hopkins stay true to what they want to study and become film people if they came to study film or mechanical engineers if the came to study meche. It’s a really really impressive array of people and I applied back when there were only 9-10,000 applicants. I am not an admissions person so I can’t speak to numbers and yields.

    Oh and we have the number 1 lacrosse team in the country.

  • By Steven, March 29, 2012 @ 7:34 PM

    let’s see: JHU has 0 Rhodes scholars since Wen Shi, who was a good friend of mine, about a decade ago. It also has an abysmal amount of Truman, Marshall, and Gates scholars (it finally got one this year). Hopkins can really only hang its hat on Fulbrights. Yes, a bunch of my Hopkins friends are at fabulous grad/med schools. It’s not coincidental they are tons more proud of their grad schools than Hopkins. Schools they were rejected from as high school seniors. Until admissions remedies this situation, and starts admitting people with better credentials, the situation won’t improve. Admissions has to be willing to compete for the top students. It doesn’t help when the profile for admitted students at Hopkins is below that of enrolled students at what Hopkins likes to perceive are its peers. As a Hopkins alum and high school counselor, it pains me when I see students with a 3.42 high school GPA getting admitted and then having a perceived dilemma in choosing between Hopkins and UC Santa Barbara. Really? Hopkins needs to compete for the best – even if this means an initial decrease in yield. Students enjoy being around students who didn’t feel like they had to settle and who actually had other choices. Filling more and more of the class by early decision to improve student satisfaction is not the answer. Winning more students from your peers during regular decision is.

    A scathing response I admit, but a frank one. Again, I hope the new admissions dean rights the ship. Statistical analysis of student decision patterns and outside consulting of internal admissions practices can do wonders.

  • By JHU 2006 grad, March 29, 2012 @ 8:07 PM

    1. the captain of the 2005 mens lacrosse team which won a national championship, Chris Watson was a rhodes finalist at Hopkins. How many schools can boast a d1 national title rhodes finalist? You also left out wes moore and there have been countless others. Not every kid who could get one wants a rhodes or a fulbright.

    2. young people have no idea who they’re going to be in 6 months much less admissions officers so saying that admissions is admitting the wrong kids is kind of weird. You really think columbia knew it was admitting barack obama as a transfer student in 1982?

    3. Again I am really really proud of the people I went to school with and specifically about the fact that so many people in hopkins go into public service or science, or medicine or academia. People go to homewood in pursuit of knowledge and people with similar ambition. It seems old school, but it’s true and it’s not that way at most other elite schools.

    4. In 4 years not once did I meet someone at Hopkins that said it sucks I am here because I didn’t get into x.

    5. If you have issues with the admissions office I am sure you can write them. this forum should be a place to celebrate future blue jays and griffin house inner tube water polo players!

  • By Johnny Hopkins On To Victory, March 29, 2012 @ 8:41 PM

    I agree with JHU 2006 Grad. Congrats to all admitted students for the Class of 2016 and welcome to The Blue Jay Nation!

  • By Rejectee, March 29, 2012 @ 9:04 PM

    REjection =(
    though I got into my second backup NYU, so must say not too disappointed.

  • By peabody hopeful, March 29, 2012 @ 9:28 PM

    Are emails out for Peabody? (And are all decisions emailed or just acceptances?)

  • By JG, March 29, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

    These comments about Hopkins not accepting the brightest are so surprising to me and I have to disagree. My son got rejected tonight and Hopkins was one of his top choices and he seriously would have considered this school. I think Hopkins is looking for a certain mix of students. I think they must have a large selection of great applicants if my son got rejected. His SATS were close to 2300 and his GPA is slightly under 104. He has never gotten a B in a class. He got close to 800 on both of his SAT II’s. His interviewer loved him and told him that he would be a great fit for the school. He took the Math 2 and Chemistry Sat II and scored in the high 700′s in each of those. He takes all Honors or AP classes. He is captain of a sports team and a school club. He is a National Merit Commended student and a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He also holds down a part time job. He is my kid so I am biased, but I can truly say he is one of the finest and brightest people I have ever met. Unfortunately, he just wasn’t what Hopkins was looking for. But, that doesn’t diminish his accomplishments in any way. I could not be more proud of him.

  • By Janice Piccotti, March 29, 2012 @ 10:46 PM

    I want to thank everyone at Johns Hopkins admissions for the very thorough and painstaking examination of applicants. For my son, Johns Hopkins is not to be. He and I respect the decision and thank you for all of your hard work.

  • By MK, March 30, 2012 @ 7:31 AM

    Admissions_Daniel, love the blogging! And thrilled to be admitted to JHU!!! But still waiting on Peabody and double degree decision. No one seems to have received anything yet. Help!!!!!!

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