Dec 13, 2005 Deferred Posted in: Miscellaneous In the coming weeks, the blogs will have some thoughts & advice about being deferred. In the meantime, feel free to use this post's comments space to discuss anything deferral-related. Comments (Closed after 30 days to reduce spam) does anyone know of anyone who has received a deferral or rejection? was just wondering if tubes travel faster in the mail... Posted by: Raksha on December 13, 2005 I'm almost certain that everyone who has not gotten any word have been deferred/rejected. Posted by: David on December 13, 2005 awwe, i really hope not. but i guess we'll see. deferred is *not* rejection. Posted by: Raksha on December 13, 2005 I haven't gotten my letter either - just checked the mail. Does that mean that I didn't get in? Oh no. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 I live just outside Boston, MA, and I haven't gotten anything yet... I think I am being toyed with Posted by: Sam on December 13, 2005 I have a feeling that the tubes were Fedexed so all of the people who got in found out yesterday. Everyone else will probably get there letters today or tomorrow. (That is really messed up... I didn't want to find out by deductive reasoning.) Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 I live 20 miles from Boston, and have not gotten anything. 3 people at my school got tubes, and at least one was postmarked December 8 (Thursday). The ones that got sent on Friday probably got backlogged at the Boston post office during the storm, and are being sent slowly due to the high volume of mail that that center processes. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 Agreed FedEx'ing the tubes would suck. I live in Massachusetts so by any logical use of the USPS I should have either a tube or letter by now. But from the sounds of it people who got tubes got them from their regular mail people, not from a FedEd guy. Maybe our town's mail systems just suck? Holding out hope. Posted by: Dave on December 13, 2005 i live across the river... i can see mit from my roof... and i haven't gotten anything either oh the pain of waiting Posted by: shyang on December 13, 2005 I hate waiting as much as the next person, but I'm getting a real kick out of reading all the crazy rumors! Posted by: Hamster on December 13, 2005 im so scared.. all the best to all of you.. in houston.. received nothing.. the best of luck once again Posted by: Khim on December 13, 2005 I live in Los Angeles...and I haven't gotten anything yet...I don't know anybody who applied to MIT EA, so I have nothing to base my experience on...but I hate waiting. waiting before I knew they were in the mail was one thing...now, I know it's out there, somewhere, just waiting to be put in my mail box...or maybe it was lost?! this waiting is not good for my state of mind...by the time I get an acceptance/deferral/rejection letter/tube, I will have gone crazy, so it won't even matter! aggh! Posted by: Katie on December 13, 2005 David, don't be so gloomy. Stuff happens with the postal system. A few weeks ago, I got my report card from my school a day after they were mailed (a Saturday), and my brother's didn't arrive until the following Thursday. Both were right next to each other in the crate that went to the post office, and something just happened. If anything, the tube would take longer to mail than a perfectly normal sized letter. I happen to have received no word at all from MIT, so I'm diagnosing the issue another strange postal anomaly. Posted by: Jeff on December 13, 2005 Well, I'm pretty much convinced that acceptances were fedexed or priority mailed or something like that...it seems like no one has gotten deferred/rejected. i'm guessing letters will come tomorrow or on thursday. thus, i await my deferral/rejection with much anticipation. even though i'm kinda ready to accept the decision (i'm actually not, i just like to tell myself i am to make me feel better, lol) it's still a great, big sinking feeling. blaaah. but really, best of luck to all of you...hey, we're all going through the same torturous waiting process! the anticipation is the worst, isn't it? Just keep things in perspective, i guess...that's what i'm trying to do. Eat lots of comfort food, play some computer games, and rest assured that everything will work out in the end even if they're, like, sucky to the max right now. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 I live in Cleveland, OH. Haven't gotten ANYTHING yet (Wow, this sounds vaguely familiar!) Posted by: Confetti in a tube on December 13, 2005 also, anybody who was rejected/deferred would probably not blurt it out on the web as much as someone accepted. that's why it seems like nobody has been rejected or denied... I personally believe the mailing was done at random, and there is no connection between the dates of arrival and the decision. in other news, I haven't received my decision yet, but I have only heard from one other person in eastern PA that got their decision. (tube) Posted by: dan on December 13, 2005 i'm pretty much convinced too...oh well...i can wait 4 years til grad school...sorta doood...when i was writing my app essay i didn't see the word limit at first..i was soo happy! i have a problem w/ writing too much so no limit made me happy...didn't make sense...but hey..i was happy..so i wrote my essay which turned out to have 1500 wrds...and then i reread it and lo and behold..a 500 word limit! have you ever tried to cut out that many words? anyways...jeff, that's great! maybe ther is hope for us! maybe... Posted by: April on December 13, 2005 wow..a lot of pple haven't gotten anything... Posted by: April on December 13, 2005 I'll probably have to wait until Friday to get my tube/deferral/denial envelope, or maybe even until Monday. Mail takes forever to get to Portugal... Posted by: Joe on December 13, 2005 I tell you what, I'm expecting a letter, because I really think I won't get in right away, I will either be deferred or denied (the former seems more of what will happen, though denial isn't out of the question either). Whatever happens, that's life and you gotta flow with it; no use crying about not getting into MIT; you can always apply later for grad. Posted by: Kamran on December 13, 2005 if deferred, are we allowed to have another interview? Posted by: expecting the worst on December 13, 2005 I'm sure all the letters (acceptance, deferral, or rejection) are all sent the same time. One of my friends who got in had his tube postmarked Dec. 9 (the day when last of the decision letters are sent). So, if you have not received anything, it's probably the postman's fault. Posted by: Insider on December 13, 2005 I haven't gotten anything and I'm from Minnesota. I like to think it's because of the whether, and not other reasons... Congrats to all accepted!! Hopefully I'll join the happy crowd! Posted by: Laura on December 13, 2005 soo true kamran...i just wish i could convince myself of that fact... Posted by: April on December 13, 2005 Haven't heard anything in the St. Louis region. CalTech beat MIT. That's so shameful. I will continue to wait. Posted by: Clark Poland on December 13, 2005 nothing yet...in a panick...my friends wonder when i'll turn normal again. Posted by: Kristyn on December 13, 2005 nothing yet...in a panic...my friends wonder when i'll turn normal again. Posted by: Kristyn on December 13, 2005 Wow, still waiting like the rest, so acceptances are definately in tubes? From Orlando, Florida. Posted by: Derek Lanuto on December 13, 2005 :| nothing. ._. Another day of painful waiting, followed by deferral/rejection. Oh, the inhumanity! I don't think I'm impatient...just worried beyond belief. Where is it? Posted by: ybai on December 13, 2005 From MyMIT: "Freshman Admission Early Action Decision Letters will be mailed on or before Monday, December 12, 2005. Please note that we do not send admission decisions by email. Beginning Friday, December 16, we will give admission decisions over the telephone to applicants only; call 617-258-5515 on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time." So if we don't get it by Friday, we can call... but having someone tell me my decision over the phone kinda scares me. Ah well, good luck to you all, and may tubes grace all your mailboxes soon! :o) Posted by: Tommy on December 13, 2005 Sorry I broke the page with that huge link >_> Posted by: Tommy on December 13, 2005 Does it strike anyone else that the only people who have posted here (for deferred folks) are still awaiting a response (myself included)? I'd think that if ppl had rec'd a deferral, they might have posted here. So, I'm thinking that the tubes got "there" first. I'm not happy...... Posted by: molls on December 13, 2005 Perhaps no one has posted that they were defered or rejected becuase if that happened I might not be one to rush to the website and post "guess who doesn't want me at their college, you guys! ;]" I also would bet that the users of the forums on the whole are pretty strong applicants and are quite possibly more likely to be accepted, due to merit. Posted by: Stephen on December 13, 2005 yea i know a girl that lives in the same town as me and she got her tube on monday. i actually think that the tubes are just getting places faster than the rejection letters, since i havent heard of one person yet who's gotten a rejection. is it wrong that im going on a field trip to new york city tomorrow and id rather stay home and stalk my mailman? Posted by: the proud 88% on December 13, 2005 Four people from my school applied early, and none of us have gotten anything. However, someone a few minutes away got a tube on monday, so I have no idea if the post office in my area is awful or if we all got deferred/rejected. The anticipation is killing me, coming home twice to no tube and then realizing there was no letter either. I just need to know. Posted by: Adam B. on December 13, 2005 Nothing yet...still waiting. Duluth, ATL, GA Posted by: Charles on December 13, 2005 I agree with molls, I mean if I got deferred/rejected, I wouldn't be so excited to rush out here and say to everyone, "guess who didn't get in?" That same reason is probably why the only people who got the letter got accepted. (Face it, if you got a deferral/rejection letter, would you hurry to tell your friends that?) Posted by: People on December 13, 2005 For anyone that was wondering, the tubes were NOT FedExed - they were sent by USPS. Posted by: Sam on December 13, 2005 yea still nothing... i even called the postal service in vain. Tho i already know three people in my region that got in, and they were all really strong applicants... and the rest has still not heard. i jus hope that all 377 acceptances haven't been received yet. :] Posted by: Phil on December 13, 2005 If you haven't received anything, just keep waiting. All letters are sent on the same day so acceptance doesn't necessarily arrive before deferral/rejection. Posted by: People on December 13, 2005 I am so happy to know that because of MIT's forward thinking, I am very likely to have to endure 4 more months of waiting. I really hate social concern......sense the sarcasm? So...all decisions were sent at the same time with the same priority right? I live in Florida and have not recieved anything. Posted by: James on December 13, 2005 well guys, should i get a deferral/denial, i promise i will post it and be like, "gueesss who didn't get in??" seriously..this is so inhumane. i think most of us who haven't received anything will be deferred/denied, but...eh, i suppose there's still a glimmer of hope. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 Charles, I live in Alpharetta and haven't gotten anything yet either. What school do you go to? I got to Northview. Posted by: Jason Murray on December 13, 2005 OK, this post is making me feel so bad. u you realy think that if your haven't got a letter yet? it over. this sucks waiting is the worst and hardest think to do. ican't even track my mail man i mean i live in the heart of nyc. there is a new mailman everyday and i doubt if the mailman even cares. Posted by: Carly Cobbold on December 13, 2005 What is completely not cool is the longer the wait, the greater the anticipation, the more exciting the result, the more depressing the fall. I'm not very optimistic at this point, but still cannot focus on anything except... "Maybe today?? Maybe tomorrow??" For those of you who are keeping tabs: nothing in Michigan, but i live in a small town, and mail is probably a few days behind... hopefully. Posted by: Sam on December 13, 2005 Still, what a phenomenon it is that not one person has spoken up. good luck, everyone. -NC resident with no mail yet. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 All this reading has just made me even elss enthusiastic to receive my mail late...I just hope it was the storm that delayed the mail. Posted by: Shahrukh on December 13, 2005 For those of you waiting frantically for your decision, hoping every minute of your day to get a letter, and to get it NOW, don't worry and don't waste your time with dread. My life became much calmer when my dad reminded me of something earlier. Just like a larger package is dropped off in a different place, it also TAKES LONGER TO ARRIVE. Don't sweat it if it takes a while- all decisions have been sent. You will get it. Relax and enjoy your life. Posted by: Chris on December 13, 2005 I'malso in eastern PA, and I also didn't receive anything. Posted by: JLynn943 on December 13, 2005 another day with nothing.........my parents are so ignored with me right now. oh weell, i want a letter any letter they can say a big NO. a least i know its over and i can move on but now i can't cause no results Posted by: Carly Cobbold on December 13, 2005 Everone is telling me to relax and enjoy, but all I can think about is the TUBE or the LETTER! It's a nice thought, but I don't see it happening. Also, most of the blogs have discussed the possibility that most of the tubes have already arrived, but they don't seem to have been mailed priority, and (theoretically) should take longer to arrive. For those who are tracking the letters' progress (like myself) I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh and haven't heard anything. Posted by: Alexandre on December 13, 2005 hey, all. one of my classmates just got accepted. they got their tube yesterday. the other four of us are still waiting to receive anything at all. it's starting to really weigh on us. if anyone else gets anything, we'll all know. my 9th period class is only 12 people. i want to get in, really, but i'm starting to just want the response to come. whatever it is. i'm still hopeful though, and absolutely ecstatic for the guy who was accepted. *shrug. and so reality sets in slowly... we shall see. Posted by: astarael,SWFinNYS, lmao... on December 13, 2005 Ok, SO I AM HANGING BY A THREAD RIGHT NOW! All I could think about during my tests and during lecture was..."Six..five..two hours left" So I rush home...and NOTHING... Then today I thought I'd get it for sure...so I do the same thing...can't concentrate or even start on my other apps...and yet...NOTHING! Ok, So normally I am a patient person, but seriously...I think it's unfair that some ppl got their decisions on Saturday while some of us have to hold our breath until...WEd? Thurs?...GOD NOT FRIDAY! Ok, So I am tired of waiting because I haven't been able to do anything productive or concentrate in the past few days. I'm tired of this drama...walking out to the mailbox wondering what happened. It blows things out of proportion...I didn't know college decisions were this painful. I just wish I knew when everyone else did. Posted by: ANNOYED on December 13, 2005 Hey other MIT applicants who get denied/deferred, I have an equation for you (State school) = (more beer)x(bigger football) Just cushioning myself for the imminent fall. Florida, no mail Posted by: anon. on December 13, 2005 I go to Duluth High School, bout a 5-10 min. drive. Posted by: Charles on December 13, 2005 My only glimmer of hope is that Atlanta is a huge city and it must take a while to process all the mail that is being sent and that my decision is quitely laying in a bin somewhere on Boggs Road waiting to be delivered into my open arms. I'm so worried/nervous that it's getting difficult to study for finals. Posted by: Charles on December 13, 2005 Still nothing near Albany, NY. Just waiting for my letter.... Posted by: Dan on December 13, 2005 I posted this plea on Matt's earlier post, so here goes again: PLEASE!!!! If someone has received a letter (not a tube), PLEASE post that information here! Posted by: molls on December 13, 2005 Ditto to Charles...I also live near Atlanta. I'm in Riverdale, a suburb on the south side near the airport. I can't seem to concentrate on anything else except for finding out my admission status... Posted by: Jonathan on December 13, 2005 JLynn943: let's be friends! I live in eastern PA. Lehigh Valley area. how bout you? (oh by the way, no letter/tube yet) Posted by: dan on December 13, 2005 Chances are that at least half of the people who got "the tube" would be announcing it on the various blogs. The fact that less than 100 people announced that thus far would mean that most of the tubes haven't arrived yet. So dont worry Posted by: Anonymous on December 13, 2005 Charles Cool, I was hoping you went to Northview and that we didn't know each other but oh well All we have to worry about before break are our admissions decision and finals. Posted by: Jason Murray on December 13, 2005 apparently there are no referrals... i'm looking forward to the rejection posts; i'll be sure to be the first! i'm doing my best to stay positive, but this acceptance thing is taking over my life... and i have finals tomorrow through friday. and for katie and anyone else by LA, i'm in soCal and no letter. but someone in CA got the tube. hooray for the tube ppl. Posted by: anger on December 13, 2005 why do people keep telling me not to worry???????????? it isn't going to happen...im soo worried and it's getting worse..if there isn't anything in th email tomorrow i'll..i'll...i don't know what i'll do... Posted by: April on December 13, 2005 my new motto: "IT'S NOT WHERE YOU GO, IT'S WHAT YOU DO." for me personally, as much as i am dying to go to MIT, i'm also trying to keep things in perspective. i will make a difference in the world regardless of what college i go to, and all of you will too. Posted by: stephanie on December 13, 2005 um, person who's mayorly freaking out (i know, how specific...) April, you meant mail right? cause they don't email the decisions, and besides, life will go on even if we're all rejected. sad but true. cheer up. your friends and family won't love you any less because you didn't get into MIT, as awesome as it would be. and even though i don't know you, what you said worried me. please take care of yourself. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 ...reminder: REJECTED IS NOT REJECTION. i'm just feeling a lot of tension on this blog, that's all. Posted by: stephanie on December 13, 2005 You mean "deferred is not rejection", right? Posted by: BT on December 13, 2005 frankly, the point that really summarizes it all is: life goes on. no matter what. cliche, but get over it. everyone's totally allowed to feel angry or sad or whatever because of this, but your feelings are not all that you are. we are human, but we should try to make the best of our lives. wallow about this, but please, make yourselves happy some other way. there is so much to life that we haven't experienced yet, and not being accepted by MIT won't stop us. sorry, i'm starting to ramble... Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 Heck, I live close to Boston and the Caltech letter beat the MIT one, which I'm still waiting on... E-mail...friendly, fast and fun Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 congrats if you were accepted to caltech and you wanted to be. Posted by: 0 on December 13, 2005 Same situation here: central Minnesota. good luck to all you guys, im starting to get nervous here Posted by: Petey on December 14, 2005 its not weird at all that there's a lot of kids saying how they got the tube and that theres no one saying that they got the letter. what's peculiar is how a bunch of us are saying how 'oh i know four kids who got the tube etc etc' but not one of us has said 'oh i know someone who got a leter'. if you asked me id say that it doesnt take a four year old to realize that we're all already rejected :o( Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 I agree. You'd figure that at least a single defered person would say something. Hell, there's a whole bunch more of them there then there are accepted. Meanwhile, there's numerous, numerous examples of acceptance letters out there. Something's fishy, and coincidence/bad luck/whatever probably doesn't explain it. Sure, some acceptances might still come. But it might by just a few combined with an enormous amount of defer/rejections. Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 yes! i meant mail..i just don'r type mail that often..so i accidentally typed and "e" i am HORRIBLE at typing..and unless i have typed teh word before i have to actually think bout wut im doing Posted by: April on December 14, 2005 yeah...i think all that's left are letters Posted by: April on December 14, 2005 Hey guys-- you know how no one's been rejected yet? " well, i didnt want to even look at the mit site after receieving my rejection letter today, but obviously some of you are freaking out way to much. yes, rejection letters were sent out, i got mine today. it wasn't pleasant. but gl to all of you who still have hope. peace out. Posted by: George on December 12, 2005 09:32 PM" Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 i'm from college station, tx (pop. < 100k) one of my friends got his tube today yet i (and the other early MIT app) have recieved nothing.......... Posted by: derek on December 14, 2005 Hey guys and gals! Chill out! I have a son who is in your same predicament. He recieved his first acceptance to a Honors College yesterday. He allowed a very small smile. He, like you, is awaiting the tube or the letter. As a former pre-college student, who after several disappointments, found the school, found the teachers, found my vocation, got my advanced degree, have a successful career, get enlightenment daily, enjoy life consistently, encourage you to remember that where life takes you, it is almost always a suprise, better than what you deserve, but in the end what you need. Posted by: Gordon on December 14, 2005 2AM...and I am already wondering if the letter will arrive today. I know seven people who have already received the tube. I don't know anyone who has received the letter. Theoretically, the letter should arrive first. It's not cool when that fact becomes a source of false hope. Good luck guys. =| Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 I....can't.....concentrate.....on......normal.....homework...... Posted by: Melodie on December 14, 2005 any news for west tennessee? Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 I have been sick the past week and I know this stress isn't helping. WHY would the tubes get places faster!? I sincerely feel like I'm going to get a rejection/deferral today...And if not today, maybe tomorrow? Or the next day? Posted by: Rose on December 14, 2005 Okay. To everyone who thinks there's a conspiracy and that tubes were mailed first and we're all going to die because we haven't gotten anything yet: Ben said himself that everything was mailed with the SAME priority. Letters and tubes should both be arriving everywhere. The USPS is slow! This is a fact of life. I heard that because packages are sorted by hand and because everything is overloaded with holiday packages, tubes could take up to two WEEKS to arrive. Chill out, maybe you'll get one today. Otherwise, wait until tomorrow or call on Friday. Whatever happens, everyone who applied EARLY to MI-frickin-T deserves a round of applause for doing so. Posted by: Sam K on December 14, 2005 "representing 44 states and 7 foreign countries." Who wants to play 'guess the states?' Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 ^ lol isnt that olin? Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 http://www-tech.mit.edu/V125/N61/earlyaction.html Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 Caltech beat MIT here too (but it's SF). so what are the 6 states and 7 countries? Here are my guesses: England, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Australia...? ND, WV, ID, MT, SD, NB? GL to all Posted by: Sirius on December 14, 2005 Is PR considered a country or a state? Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 my guesses 7 countries: USA, china, japan, india, england, canada, germany 6 states: ND, NE, IO, NM, SD, MT, AK 5 hrs... Posted by: April on December 14, 2005 I'm not really bitter toward MIT, just the mail service. I just don't want it to come across that way. Posted by: Rose on December 14, 2005 Oh, I had my school send a 1st quarter transcript instead of the "Mid-Year Report" Because they kept saying it was for Second quarter grades. I tried to tell them otherwise, but they didn't listen. That wouldn't make me one of the 131 deferred because of incomplete applications, right??? Posted by: Rose on December 14, 2005 88% people... the truth is most of you (myself most likely included) will not get in. I'm not being pessimistic, it's just how it works. Don't get me wrong, I am still dying from anxiety here! But I'm not going to get overly-anxious over a (probable) rejection/defferal letter. Also: the mail will probably not deliver tubes faster than letters. It goes by region. All the lucky folks who have heard are from around the Boston area. I would expect people from that region to hear first, and then the rest of the letters/tubes will diffuse throughout the country. I'm sure the mail system is horribley busy in the northeast right now... so I woudln't be surprised if it takes a week or so. ... you still have a chance! Posted by: Chris on December 14, 2005 i hear that mid-west decisions are coming in right now; today. hope to see more acceptances!! Posted by: dj on December 14, 2005 i didn't send any mid year report...my grades don't come til mid january...does that coutn as incomplete???????? Posted by: April on December 14, 2005 Rose and April (what nice names!), No, the lack of a Midyear Grade Report would not make you "incomplete." These are applications where, for example, we never received a Part II and teacher recommendations. We do not expect to receive Midyear Grade Reports until regular action. I hope that eases your anxiety a bit. -- Matt Posted by: madmatt on December 14, 2005 http://www-tech.mit.edu/V125/N61/earlyaction.html Since early action has such a high yield, did MIT admit more URMs through early action because they wanted to meet a "quota"? I'm not saying anything against MIT admissions but I would just like to know whether this is a fact. Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 My guesses: Unrepresented states: Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Dakota, Wyoming 7 Countries: US, UK, China, India, Japan, Canada, Russia Three hours to go, hopefully. I really hope I don't have to wait until Friday. Posted by: Zach on December 14, 2005 This " Posted by: MIT student on December 14, 2005 Anon, We have no quotas. Also, I'd encourage folks to type *something* into the "Name" box, even if it isn't your name... "Anonymous" just doesn't seem cool. It's not too hard to come up with some kind of handle. -- Matt Posted by: madmatt on December 14, 2005 Did anyone get anything in Washington state? The kids are going through so much agony - the deferred/rejections should have been mailed before the acceptances. Posted by: an anxious mom on December 14, 2005 Mail just arrived and still no word in NC. Two from my school have been accepted as of yesterday. Posted by: David on December 14, 2005 thanks matt, i was starting to think it was incomplete or something... NOTHING TODAY! Posted by: April on December 14, 2005 Just a parent here. This is kind of exciting -- like watching a college football game. I thought for sure my daughter would get her decision Monday. But then not Tuesday either. The mailman just left today. Still no decision. We live in Virginia, for whoever is interested. This is fun actually. Regardless of the outcome. Posted by: Kevin on December 14, 2005 exciting????? i guess it could be...but football is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than all this waiting Posted by: April (still waiting) on December 14, 2005 I'd agree with the football comment, but my team is the bills, and right now the waiting beats the excitement of watching them by quite a bit Posted by: Drew on December 14, 2005 In Houston we are gona have to wait again i bet! its a bloody flood out there... went to school and my car stopped half way...AH! Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 Is it just me, or does all this remind anyone else of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? (And now there's only ___ tubes left...) haha. Goodluck to everyone else still waiting for anything (like me), and congrats to those of you with The Tube!! Posted by: Dobby on December 14, 2005 Thanks for reassuring us about the Mid-Year, Matt, waiting still sucks though. Posted by: Dave on December 14, 2005 it's more than plausible that all the tubes were sent at the same time as the letters and yet the tubes are arriving at their destination faster than the letters are. think about it: the sheer bulk of letters (~2700) being sent out as opposed to the relatively miniscule amount of tubes (377). regular letters are processed differently than packages; in many post offices they are simply fed through a machine, whereas packages require individual attention since they are not a standard size. therefore, out of 3098 responses, the oddly shaped packages are much more likely to be processed more quickly - after factoring in the bulk of mail that is going out of the Boston area alone this week as a result of EA/ED admissions at several colleges and universities, it's easy to see how some 2600 letters may have been held up in Boston alone; a post office can only process so much mail per day. on top of all the EA/ED mail going around, you also have to consider the ridiculous amount of holiday mail, including personal cards, magazines, and catalogs. Among all of these more mundane pieces of correspondence, isn't it probably that 377 tubes would be picked out and sent first? Obviously there are going to be some acceptances still floating around the country by the end of the week because there's margin of error to take into account at every single post office that the tube goes through. anyway, my point is, a tube would travel through the mail more quickly because it is very unlikely to be lost among tens of thousands of other similarly shaped pieces of mail, like the letters are. Posted by: no rocket scientist on December 14, 2005 I disagree "no rocket scientist" due to the influx of holiday mail, space is limited on mail carriers. Letters are much easier to send and pack whereas oddly shaped tubes would have a harder time being grouped and sorted with their cubical brothers. Think of the speed of machine sorting compared to the individual placement of an entire city's stock of packages. Tubes are slower...I really hope Posted by: Jams on December 14, 2005 I just called my local post office in Suburban New York and they said no shipment has arrived from Cambridge, MA (MIT specifically) and if it was, it would've been delievered by now. Therefore I am assuming my decision (acceptance, deferral, or rejection letter) is somewhere still in MA, or in transit because my postal office does not have a tube or envelope addressed from MIT. Any explanations anyone? Posted by: Hemal on December 14, 2005 well thanks for that very uplifting comment no rocket scientist Posted by: greeeeeat on December 14, 2005 still nothing in RI, one hour from MIT Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 i just went to the post office to ask about how long it would take to get here (in Maine) and he said i should look for it tomorrow, then i asked which would travel faster a tube or a letter, and he said the tubes would probably travel faster... sorry guys.. this is a major bummer Posted by: Jen on December 14, 2005 Well it seems that the letters did get out later..check Ben's blog, the mail management dude posted. Tubes were sent out on friday, but it's possible that letters didn't get out until monday/tuesday night. And so the cracked illusion of hope shatters...*sigh* Posted by: resigned on December 14, 2005 Still waiting for something. Coming home to absolutely no mail is rather anticlimatic. Posted by: Another Rhodie on December 14, 2005 i'm not trying to be negative, just realistic; jams, your theory doesn't hold up to the evidence we already have - that people everywhere from maine to florida to california have already received their tubes, while not one person has yet posted that they've been deferred. it's staggering to think about the volume of letters that left the boston area in this past week, and with such a great amount there's bound to be a backlog not only in Boston, but in post offices throughout the country this time of year. and who knows, since some of the tubes seem to have been postmarked on the 8th, maybe all of the deferrals were mailed on friday, and the storm held them back even more. just from the overwhelming number of responses - the plethora of accepted students, the handful of rejections, and the absence of anyone posting that they've been deferred, i think it's clear that the letters are arriving at a slower rate than the tubes. but all the same, i'm sure there are still tubes to be delivered - i'm not saying there's no hope. i'm just as anxious about my decision as anyone else, and i hope that there's still a tube somewhere in the postal system waiting for me, but ultimately, logic trumps hope. Posted by: no rocket scientist on December 14, 2005 Has everyone seen the post on Ben's blog by the guy from MIT mail services? It might clear some things up... Posted by: Dan on December 14, 2005 Still nothing in N Florida yet.... I hope that this isn't a bad sign... Posted by: Dobby on December 14, 2005 Ya, check out the post by Marty on Ben's blog. Sorry all you optimists, but if you haven't gotten a tube by now, we aren't going to. Posted by: Dave on December 14, 2005 Just got my deferral letter in Trumbull, Connecticut. There's a postmark on the front from Cambridge dated December 10th and another postmark on the back from Cambridge dated December 13th. Weird. Bah, now I have to fill out all my other applications. Posted by: Scott on December 14, 2005 The Accepts and the Rejects got separated in the mail. *Remember the storm on Friday, the day that the letters were mailed. The accepts got separated from the rejects. The accepts went out before the storm and the rejects went out after. That is why no one has gotten deferred or rejected yet.* Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 In light of new evidence on Ben's blog I say.... the northeast would be to cold anyway. No word here in florida I still believe that letters would be faster than packages if they were sent the same day. Machines will always triumph over humans. Posted by: Jams on December 14, 2005 In light of new evidence on Ben's blog I say.... the northeast would be to cold anyway. No word here in florida I still believe that letters would be faster than packages if they were sent the same day. Machines will always triumph over humans. Posted by: Jams on December 14, 2005 In light of new evidence on Ben's blog I say.... the northeast would be to cold anyway. No word here in florida I still believe that letters would be faster than packages if they were sent the same day. Machines will always triumph over humans. Posted by: Jams on December 14, 2005 well, 4 people at my school already got their tubes. all of them got in. one of them already got the tube fedexed on sunday. so even tho i really dont want to think this way, im afraid mit sent out the acceptances earliy or by priority, and the rest of us are either deferred or rejected. but still cross your fingers, maybe we will get lucky. btw, i live in maryland. Posted by: anynoymous on December 14, 2005 Just got rejected... Remember to all you fellow rejects... MIT is not the ultimate. Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 nothing in wisconsin on wednesday.... Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 *illusion of hope shatters* oh well. ._. I guess nothing. A person close to my zip received his/her acceptance today. Still hope? Minimal. Posted by: ybai on December 14, 2005 those who got rejected im sorry but its just one of many options and thanks for letting us know! in houston, received nothing in the mail except some foleys and pizza hut coupons Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 I live in San Mateo, California. Has anybody in the nearby area got any mail from MIT??? I haven't received any mail yet. Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 Yeah... by this point I've started filling out all my other applications. I'm waiting around for anything right now, but i'm sure it's a deferral. Although with a slight glimmer of hope, my girlfriend didn't get her acceptance to MIT last year until 4 days after a friend of hers did... so I'm still a little optimistic. Posted by: Evan on December 14, 2005 I'm at the point where I'd rather just know what is going to happen than continue waiting. I'm from Telford, PA, about 1 hour NW of Philadelphia, and my post office is pretty good with timeliness, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to be the proud owner of a letter. (rather than a tube) Who knows? Posted by: Dave Kratz on December 14, 2005 Oi, Question. If we are deferred, when will the status change on our MyMIT profile? Also, If we are rejected, will our MyMIT accounts be terminated? Posted by: Charles on December 14, 2005 It's Wednesday night, and so far nothing. No letter or tube, so I guess this wait continues. I better start preparing the stuff for my school for other colleges, as a precaution. Posted by: Shahrukh on December 14, 2005 Are these tubes sent fedEx or UPS? And does someone need to be home to get the tube, or does a mailman just leave it in/on/by the mailbox? Posted by: Mike on December 14, 2005 ^ i heard USPS Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 Nothing in NW Florida Posted by: Greg on December 14, 2005 Jonathan, I'm also in the Lehigh Valley. I'm in Allentown, how about you? Posted by: JLynn943 on December 14, 2005 Well, I'm so grateful to know that there are so many others pacing back and forth just like me. I've been accepted to one of my top three schools already, so now I'm just waiting for my other two... MIT being on of them. I don't know if it will help anyone any, but when you start panicking, just imagine how many cumulative hours we've all spent staring at and running to our mailboxes. This isn't so bad . Andrew D. Anderson Posted by: Andrew D. Anderson on December 14, 2005 western MA, still waiting. have others from MA, besides boston area, gotten their letter/tube? Posted by: anon on December 14, 2005 Ok, I dont know if its happening to everyone, or even if it's a common thing, but, for me, the poster and what they have posted is off, so, for the record, this is JLynn943 and I believe it was probably either dan or jonathan that said they are also from the Lehigh Valley, so who was it? Posted by: JLynn943 on December 14, 2005 ^ wow, ignore that... and dan, where are you in the valley? Posted by: JLynn943 on December 14, 2005 If no one is home to receive the "tube" does the mailman leave it or does he bring it back the next day? Posted by: Shahrukh on December 14, 2005 in light of wut was posted on ben Posted by: April (still waiting) on December 14, 2005 When less than one out of seven students is admitted during EA, I would prepare myself for the worse. It's unhealthy to worry so much about a single application. C'est la vie. Posted by: Mugatu on December 14, 2005 Ok, so I still haven't received anything. So, I'm probably deferred. Is there any way to find out what we did wrong so we can have a better chance during regular decision? That is to say, is there a way to find out what got us deferred instead of accepted, so it won't mess us up twice? Matt, an answer to that? Posted by: applicant on December 14, 2005 Did anyone in Houston receive anything? I don't know anyone who did. Good luck to all the people still waiting! Posted by: sarah on December 14, 2005 I got my deferral letter today too in Durham, CT. I hate being left in MIT-acceptance-limbo. Maybe if I wish hard enough, it will turn into one of those tubes......in March at least. Posted by: Nick on December 14, 2005 Hey anxious mom, I am also from Washington state and I haven't heard anything. Good luck! Posted by: Lisa on December 14, 2005 I feel you Nick. I too am from CT, got my deferral letter today. Posted by: Colin on December 14, 2005 although i haven't gotten my letter, i am positive it is coming in lieu of a tube. Maryland people have already recieved tubes, so what little hope dissipates, especially with the edit on Ben's blog. Needless to say, I am angry and upset and generally feeling pretty bad about everything...like, what did I do wrong? What more could I have done? But really, in the end, one must look at things with perspective. It isn't the end of the world, despite how horrible I feel. And those who did get in certainly deserved it. So, this, like all other things, shall pass. Deep breaths, deep breaths. Everything works out in the end. =) Posted by: emma on December 14, 2005 Anyone get anything from Long Island, NY? Posted by: Jason on December 14, 2005 As of now, I live in Long Island and haven't heard of any acceptances/denials here... Posted by: Shahrukh on December 14, 2005 College = crapshoot Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 Has anyone in Texas or the rest of the midwest recieved a tube? Posted by: Phoenix on December 14, 2005 hey Shahrukh, did you go to Garcia? (I did too, that's why I'm asking...) Posted by: anonymous2 on December 14, 2005 Anon, yeah, I did. Who are you? Posted by: Shahrukh on December 14, 2005 First, I curse whoever took the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory idea. It took me half-way down this massively long page to think that up. Otherwise, still nothing in South Seattle. Stupid being on the other side of the country. Grrr... Posted by: Jhm718 on December 14, 2005 I'm Anu, dunno if you knew me, I wasnt a commuter - my partner was Alex (girl Alex, not Thachara), I worked with Snow, same lab as Dev n Vinay...Vijay's in my class at Columbia on Saturdays, he told me you and Amulya applied... I didn't get anything from mit yet either, but i live in jersey, not li...one person from my school did get his acceptance tube on monday, tho... Good luck with MIT! (and same to all of the rest of you!) Posted by: anonymous2 on December 14, 2005 Hey Shahrukh... hey mysterious other person from Garcia. Yeah I haven't received one either, but after Ben's post, it looks like I'm sunk. I know of someone in great neck, Long Island who got one already. Posted by: Amulya on December 14, 2005 ^^ definitely agreeing about it sucking being on the West Coast. To think i was hoping it would come Monday... (portland, OR, and haven't heard of anyone getting anything yet) to calm my fears, I just remember my genius friend who got rejected from MIT and is now going to... Harvard. Owned. Posted by: Stacey on December 14, 2005 anyone get anything in NJ?? Posted by: April (still waiting) on December 14, 2005 BT- I was joking...like rejected is not rejection Posted by: 0 on December 14, 2005 Aki, Victoria, and Lisa - I'm from Bellevue, WA - and I haven't gotten anything yet either. No tube. *frown* But thankfully, no deferral or rejection letters either! Since we're on the opposite end of the country, I guess we ought to expect our decision letters later than east-coasters. Good luck to all who haven't yet heard. Posted by: Ankita on December 14, 2005 Matt- I'm assuming deferral (no MIT mail here, yet). So: please post something ASAP about what, if anything, we are permitted to do to improve our apps for RD. Thanks Posted by: molls on December 14, 2005 i second molls! Posted by: April (still waiting) on December 14, 2005 People from El Paso and San Antonio have received acceptance letters. I haven't, though I'm from the valley, four hours south of San Antonio. San Antonio received theirs on Monday and El Paso yesterday I believe. I'm still hoping, even though doubts are growing from the pessimisitic/realistic, whichever one may believe, comments being left on this blog. "Good luck" to everyone with deferrals and rejections, "congratulations" to those with acceptances, and "be patient" to those who have yet to receive a response. Posted by: Jes on December 14, 2005 So Cambridge is one of the County seats of Middlessex County, MA, and Lowell, where I live, 20 or 30 or so miles away, is the other. I haven't got a message from MIT yet, though a girl from school who lives in the next town over was the proud recipient of a TUBE over the weekend. It seems like only people from CT are getting their defferal letters- that's sort of a wierd trend. Good luck all, whether it's still for recieving a tube from MIT, or for getting a different shape from a different school. Posted by: Sam K on December 14, 2005 still waiting...im now at war with the post office...maybe I should go postal... Posted by: Anonymous on December 14, 2005 JLynn943: actually it's Dan, not Jonathan. But yes, I also live in Allentown! how weird... I go to Central Catholic HS Posted by: dan on December 14, 2005 hey dan and JLynn, I go to Souderton Posted by: Dave Kratz on December 14, 2005 ah! so, dave..... your name sounds really familiar. Did you do Mathcounts or any other nerdy stuff in the area? Posted by: dan schuette on December 14, 2005 I go to William Allen. I was going to go to Central Catholic since I had gone to St. Francis until 8th grade but decided against it. Posted by: JLynn943 on December 14, 2005 lol Amulya you should remember me a little bit, I was in the same group as you (under Snow) for the final presentation at the symposium... ~Anu Posted by: anonymous2 on December 14, 2005 Pheonix, On the accepted blog there were a few people from the Chicago area that have gotten tubes. Just so you know... Posted by: Gabby on December 15, 2005 there's always harvard. Posted by: infinite visage on December 15, 2005 guys brighten up! it's alright if we get deferred or rejected...that just means that we're meant to be somewhere else..better. =D okay fine, maybe i might be lying to you right now. BUT, CHEER UP if you didn't get the tubes...and CONGRATS if you did! Posted by: Yun on December 15, 2005 stacey i hear some high school in NJ (Bergen Academies) had something like 36 applicants and a lot of them got letters but only 1 got in so far my friend and i also in NJ didn't get anything yet tho Posted by: oh the agony on December 15, 2005 whoever notifies the acceptances is going to hear a lot of emotional outbursts Posted by: Steven Lu on December 15, 2005 i agree with steven. poor people, that must be such a tough job. Posted by: steph on December 15, 2005 As I watch my daughter agonize over this process, and after reading all of the entries on the blog, I am compelled to voice my thoughts to you all...You are all brilliant, beautiful individuals with aspirations that far exceed previous generations. I'm sure you would have cured cancer or AIDS if you had had a Saturday off. MIT is a wonderful and even magical place, but you will all do brilliant things in your life no matter where you wind up attending school. You are not defined by your acceptance to MIT, but rather by everything else that you are inside. I wish you all the best, and believe that everything works out for a reason. Leave your mailboxes alone and take a breath! Best wishes! Heather in Colorado Posted by: Heather on December 15, 2005 Anyone know what the chances are of getting in after being deferred? same as regular? Posted by: Chris on December 15, 2005 I called. Deferred. I'm trying not to be too upset, and have been mostly successful...so far. I guess it goes to show you that only the best of the best of the best get in in EA. Then you get the best of the best the second time around. That's my take on it, anyway. I'm optimistic about my chances to get in. BTW, Matt: I hear January is the deadline for supplemental materials. Can I send another letter of rec from my now-retired principal (who has a great sense of humor), or is it limited to things I myself have compiled? Posted by: Andy Toulouse on December 15, 2005 who just joined the legions of people who have been deferred? me! (i called exactly when it turned 6:00 here in SoCal...so what if I'm a little obsessed.) I have an entire bottle of medication right next to me and feel no urge to take it...I think that's an excellent start! Here's to 3 (or maybe 4...not sure) more months of waiting for an acceptance tube or another small letter! Cheers! Posted by: Katie on December 15, 2005 Just got deferred as well. Posted by: Mike W on December 15, 2005 Deferred via telephone Posted by: Hemal on December 15, 2005 Deferred over the phone too. Actually hearing it was a lot less painful after yesterday's prep. I think Matt deferred me, but I didn't really feel like asking. Right now I'm focusing on this: If you include those who were deferred and then admitted last year, MIT actually has an EA acceptance rate of 23%. That's a much nicer number, isn't it? Posted by: Evan on December 15, 2005 oh definately...23 is much nicer than 12... oh the agony, where in NJ are you? im in central... Posted by: April (still waiting) on December 15, 2005 i still havent got my letter, but i just called and i've been deferred, hey its better than rejected i guess.. theres still hope, although i hope the second time i wont go half as crazy Posted by: Jen on December 15, 2005 Andy when i called i asked if i could send in more information such as a letter of rec, and i was told that is perfectly fine! i'm definatly sending in another letter of rec, i wonder if they'd get mad if i just bombarded them with letters from my teacher... haha probably so i wont do it, but it'd be fun Posted by: Jen on December 15, 2005 GUESS WHAT I JUST FOUND OUT?!?!? I just saved alot of money by switching to geico. no...i got deferred. There's always hope in the spring. Posted by: Charles on December 15, 2005 lol... me too deferrment is soooo much better than a reject though Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on December 15, 2005 I get to join the deffered club, but I am definately going to send MIT a lot of supplimentary material that I didnt have the time to collect for EA. Posted by: Greg on December 15, 2005 I guess being among the deferred is preferable to waiting for a response in the mail. Each of us still has a chance of getting in, right? So stay positive! Posted by: Zach on December 15, 2005 Deferred, will try to stay positive. =P Posted by: Catherine on December 15, 2005 I got defered as well, however, I was startled by what seemed to be disappointment when I mentioned I was calling to check my admission status. It seems MIT admissions has had a very underserved rough day(week?). If the defered status was not slowly sinking in, I would of taken a little longer to say thank you, which is the real purpose behind this post... Thanks again for making this process humane and do not let the kids who bashed you get you down, there are more of us who appreciate everything you've done. Thanks. Posted by: Andrew Austin on December 15, 2005 I got defered today and bes tof all I'm not mad about it. I'm warning you guys in MIT right now, I'm gonna send you guys tons of stuff over the next month. I hpoe I get accepted. P.S. I want my tube in March!!! Posted by: Sam on December 15, 2005 I also was deferred today, and I feel the same way, its so much better than a rejection! I'm going to send MIT boatloads of stuff too! I feel a lot better now that I know. Good luck to everyone who still hasn't heard!! Posted by: Anne on December 15, 2005 Why doesn't everybody who gets deferred post a positive thing that happened today? I'll start. I called my professor for my Calculus II class at St. Louis Community College-Meramec (I have classes both there and at my high school through a dual enrollment program), and he said I earned an "A" in the class. Posted by: Mike W on December 15, 2005 so... since I still haven't gotten anything in the mail, I called and found out I was deferred. Since I still don't have the physical letter, anyone wanna give me the highlights of it? Or is it nothing special? MIT Admissions should also expect a bunch of, uh, supplemental materials, from me. No hard feelings to them though, I know the 377 who got admitted must have been super well-qualified (although I know a kid who got in with a glaring B in PE on his transcript... i mean, come on, PE?) Something positive today, ok. I have friends who got into UPenn and Johns Hopkins today, and my calc BC class got challenged to a math-off by the algebra 2 class next door, which in short means that my class gets pizza. Posted by: Brian Clare on December 15, 2005 Hey, I get to eat pizza tonight, too. Posted by: Mike W on December 15, 2005 deferred. I'm none too happy actually, but I guess I'll try again, or whatnot. Well, we'll see. Teehee. ._. Supplemental material, here I come. Posted by: ybai on December 15, 2005 What exactly are you guys planning on sending in for supplementary material? Posted by: Stacey on December 15, 2005 hey deferred as well via telephone...the fact that the me and three of my freinds all got deferred( we were the only ones to apply EA) is actually funny. I wonder if i was one fo the 131 who got deferred for having no SAT II's in time for the review of my app. Matt-- is that somethign which would be a cause for a deferrment? nyway...now back to the billion tests and Ch3 of my RP project that is due... already wasted too much time fretting over this congrats to those wo got admitted and to those whose company i have now joined we now can look forward to about a 1 in 4 chance of gettting in now, far better than EA... Posted by: Adam on December 15, 2005 I said I'd post it; I got differed. Oh wells, I still got hope. Posted by: Shahrukh on December 15, 2005 Deferred as well. And just wondering, what sort of supplementary things are we allowed to send? any one know if there is anyway i can fix my essay? I wasn't at all pleased with the last one i wrote. Posted by: SamF on December 15, 2005 MATT (u.c. so you see this)- When I called today and found out I was deferred (much better than the other possibility!), I also found out that the deadline for add'l submissions is Jan 1. The last day of classes before the holidays for us is TOMORROW. So, if we can submit add'l letters of rec., or something else that is dependent on the roles of teachers and administrators, PLEASE let us know!!! Tonight!!!!! Thanks so much for hangiing in there with us, even after the decisions have been made. (This is NOT sucking up! I wonder how many of the other readers realize how unusual this group of admit ppl is.) Thanks again Posted by: Molls on December 15, 2005 Deferred over the phone as well. Oh well, better luck next time Posted by: Jason on December 15, 2005 Don't let yourself get down about it. The best of the best do not get into MIT early. It is the Affirmative Action students. Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2005 ^^^Why would say anything like that. If you got in early you deserved it regardless of race, geographic location, ect. Why are people so jealous of everyone who got in. Just tip your hat and try to get in RD if you got defered. Don't put down those that got in, if you do atleast sign your name. Posted by: Sam on December 15, 2005 Okay, so I got home today and there was nothing from MIT in the mail, so I called and...yeah, deferred. But that's okay. My alum interviewer actually told me I might get deferred, but no to worry, 'cuz I still had a good chance. As I'm sure many of the deferred peeps here do too. I'm the only one from my school who applied early to MIT; another kid applied early to Columbia and another to Brown, and both got deferred. We're all in BC Calc together everyday, so I was thinking, pattern? Oh, well, I'll just have to wait 'til March. Okay, positive thing. When I went to check my mail for my MIT letter, I found.....an acceptance letter for Georgia Tech!!! Amazing!! Course, MIT is my number 1 choice, but it's good to know that I'm in at my #2. And now I don't have to apply to my safety school. Posted by: Smiles on December 15, 2005 I got friends in low places... deferred, thanks for opening up the phone lines MIT, because I was about to go postal Its like being in a colosseum, and then having the emperor stand there with his thumb sideways, for four freaking long months Posted by: James on December 15, 2005 Does anyone know the percentage of EA applpicants who got accepted, deffered, and denied? Posted by: Greg on December 15, 2005 Hey everyone. Funny story to tell: I aide for the front office at my school, and sometimes, I have to deliver call slips to classrooms. This morning (before I got my defferal letter) I had to deliver one to a French classroom. Just before I reached the door, I found a girl sitting outside and crying. I sat down and asked her what was wrong. She told me that her father had died last month and that her class was watching a French video about a father and daughter. All week I had been worrying about admissions and stressing about how much I wanted to get in. For the first time in about a month, I stopped thinking about this and started to just listen to this girl. The moral is, although defferal hurts, we are still have our family, our friends, and our health. We haven't tripped over the hurdle: we've passed one and are still running towards another. Even if we never get accepted, we are still lucky. Happy Holidays and good luck! Posted by: Hillary on December 15, 2005 Interesting...it appears that I do not know how to spell deferred... Posted by: Hillary on December 15, 2005 I also have been deferred, but I'm certainly not going to get upset about that. Posted by: JLynn943 on December 15, 2005 Deferral in South Carolina. Still waiting for the letter like everyone else (or so it seems). Good luck to all next time around! Posted by: Daryl on December 15, 2005 Deferred in Jupiter, Florida. oh well Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2005 Deferred... Matt, for the next Omnibus, could you answer this: It might sound preposterous, but can deferred applicants change parts of their application? I, along with many deferees, found many mistakes in our applications... Posted by: DJ on December 16, 2005 Deferred! W00t! I don't care that I'm deferred... I am hopeful for RA. It was rough for a while, but I'm eager for March now. =) Posted by: Schmidty on December 16, 2005 I guess a lot of other people have been asking as well, but uhm, since the deadline is apparently Jan. 1rst, do you think you could give us a basic idea of what we're allowed to use as supplement material? Like letters of recommendation, extra essays....? Sorry if it's a stupid question. Posted by: Trish on December 16, 2005 Deferred for me too, although still no letter in the mail yet. Positive... positive... well, it's impossible for me to fail any of my classes! Well, fine. Not exactly something to be celebrating. I do only have half days of school from tomorrow on because of exams, though! Like somebody said, deferred isn't bad at all, we just get considered with the RA people. Two people from my school got deferred in EA, then accepted in regular decision last year, so I'm not really worried about it. Looks I'll be seeing you all here again in March, if not before! Good luck with exams and applications, everyone! Posted by: Eric on December 16, 2005 Molls, Trish, et al, The deadline for additional material for deferred students is *NOT* January 1st; do not worry. Most additional material we receive comes well after the new year. I promise an entry about deferred students soon. -- Matt Posted by: madmatt on December 16, 2005 does anyone know the final deadline for submitting supplemental materials for deferred EA students? also, if we want to submit an additional essay, can we send them in by email or do we have to mail them? Posted by: anonymous on December 16, 2005 hey guys, i got deferred too...in the form of a letter though, which means they've reached nj =) i'm from bergen academies, and yea, 30+ of us applied, one got in (tube on monday), and probably most got their deferral letters today, though i haven't checked in with people yet... to perhaps partially answer some people's q's, acc. the letter, "the majority of students who applied under Early action this year were deferred". you can probably find the exact stats on EA on the MIT website though... keep up your spirits guys =) Posted by: Anu on December 16, 2005 I haven't called yet or got anything in the mail, but someone in Seattle WA got a tube today so I guess I'm rejected or deferred. I live on the other side of the state in Otis Orchards, WA which is a tiny village-ish place. Honestly, I looked over my application today and I don't see anyway I could have possibly gotten in and I wouldn't be surprised if I got deferred. I want Linguistics/Philosophy so much, too. Oh well. Posted by: ccaleb on December 16, 2005 i wonder how this all work out with overseas applicants... didn't get anything yet i'm from korea, yea. Posted by: David on December 16, 2005 23% EA accepted (early + deferred then accepted) 12% already accepted early 11% of WHAT'S LEFT of the EA pool accepted RD Too many people make it sound like those deferred still have 23% chance of admission. Also, this is just a prediction. Posted by: Anonymous on December 16, 2005 Deferred in Cle. Ohio. But Optimistic, especially because we can supplement our applications. now trying to forget about MIT for three months. News to cushion my deferral: I got Into my second choice school (CAse Western Reserve) on the same day. Posted by: A different Zach on December 16, 2005 Deferred... but I'll do my best and hopefully be able to say that I'll be part of the MIT Class of 2010... Posted by: Omar Fernandez on December 16, 2005 i got a letter in NJ too..central jersey positive ummmm my dog is healthy my sister is getting over her fever my bro's heart hasn't been acting up i got deffered by letter and not rejected i might be going toi germany in march i am eating oreos i like oreos christmas is just over 2 weeks away my steelers may be back in play off contention my niners are "rebuilding" the colts are...well..amazing the eagles suck (w00t!) winter olympics are this year it's raining..the snow is melting and our back yard is a flood i get to take the physics SAT II in january i never have to take the SAT I again! i'm healthy mom has stopped bugging me about my room i'm probably going to see my friend's baby this weekend or if not then this week my mymit acct didn't close down yesterday my letter came and i didn't have to call i LOVE christmas music our church is putting on a christmas play this Sunday and i'm in it my cousin is healing (he got hit be a car) i'm homeschooled it's sunny outside for the first time in like 3 weeks i live between philly and NYC there are lots of horse farms near me (w00t!) i'm learning 1337 my mail lady was early yesterday Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on December 16, 2005 Hey Deferred in IL... I got it over the phone yesterday (mail is really slow) and I'm surprisingly pretty excited about it becuase hey we all still have a second chance which Rocks. So is anyone out there from IL all I see on the blogs so far is PA FL CA NJ and others but not IL. Posted by: Molly on December 16, 2005 April, I love how positive you are. Keep it up, and thanks for being a bright light on these blog comments. Posted by: April fan on December 16, 2005 I found out that I was deferred by phone (it takes forever for mail to get to Portugal!). I didn't feel disappointed; actually, I was expecting it. Posted by: Joe on December 16, 2005 Got deferred by phone too. Ditto Joe; International mail takes ages (I live in Ecuador). I had to call because being the first person to even apply to MIT from my school, everyone was driving me crazy, including my college councellor...haha. Seriously, I was calmer than her when I told her about the deferral. But I was expecting a deferral anyway, so its ok. I'm still in the game! The waiting is tough though...3 more months. Matt: What is the deadline for supplementary materials? I'd like to send in something, and because the postal service is a mess here, I plan to send it with someone who may go to the US in January. Thanks! Posted by: Emi on December 16, 2005 Well, no early Christmas presents here in California! I got deferred by phone, and like Emi and Joe I'm not surprised and I'm not upset. Whatever the actual chances of admission are for me now, I'm not going to think about it until March. It's out of my hands save for what I can send in additionally. I would also like to know the postmark date for extra info, though! Posted by: Alex on December 16, 2005 Matt- Thanks for letting us know that the Jan 1st deadline is not for add'l submissions for our apps. However, there is a very nice woman in the admissions office who thinks that it is! Posted by: molls on December 16, 2005 Well, the initial shock has worn off. It's like applying RA and having someone who knows what to look for tell you what else to send in to give yourself the best possible chance of admissions. Good luck to everyone! I know that you all deserve to get in! Posted by: Hillary on December 16, 2005 Rejected by phone in CA -- completely wasn't expecting it. I guess test scores counted more than I was lead to believe. To all else who were rejected, don't worry about a thing. While I was, at one time, positive that I was meant for MIT, I realized that schools of much less reknown offer undergraduate programs of comarable value and equal educational value much closer to home. All in all, don't worry -- be happy. When it's all said and done, MIT is just one of many amazing schools in the US. Posted by: Kurt on December 16, 2005 Matt, Here's an odd question. I noticed that the signature was handwritten in blue ink from Marilee Jones on the deferral letter. How long did it take her to sign all of those deferrals? Posted by: Mike W on December 16, 2005 Will MIT look to see improvement with our stats since we have been deferred? Should we retake the SAT's one more time? Posted by: James on December 16, 2005 Mike W- That looks to me like it was printed with the same ink as the rest of the letter. They try to make it realistic to confuse you. I could be wrong, but a lot of the time it's just inserted like that. Posted by: Scott on December 16, 2005 Deferred. Positives... ~ although the weather's scary around here, my friends/family are all safe ~ one of my good friends just got into Cornell ~ i got an adorable stuffed animal from my secret santa today ~ we sang holiday songs on the courthouse steps today, and the courthouse looks like hogwarts (only a little, but still) ~ college kids are home! ~ everyone i know (who applied to mit) (4 others from my school and 5 from gov school) got deferred as well, so at least some of my friends aren't angry/jealous of others ~ it's SNOWING! i think i'm going to go play in the snow. anyway guys, cheer up, work on supplementals, best of luck to everyone, and remember, deferred is not rejection, and each and every one of you is an amazing person, regardless of where you end up going to college. <3 raksh Posted by: Raksha on December 16, 2005 So... someone said this up there ^... there were people who got deferred because their SAT 2 scores weren't in on time? Would it be possible to find out if I was one of those people, because it would make me feel a lot better. My SAT IIs got delayed by 2 weeks due to Hurricane Wilma, and I really thought I had a good chance of getting into both Caltech and MIT. Caltech admissions told me that I might get deferred if my scores were too late, but when I called MIT admissions I was told that they would wait for it (assuming it wasn't a really long time). I think the myMIT account registered my SAT IIs being received around Dec 1... Can someone clear this up for me? Is it possible I was deferred because of this? Posted by: Brian Clare on December 16, 2005 got my deferral letter in wisconsin today. Can't wait til March...MIT decision and Brewers baseball!! Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2005 It was a little bit annoying to realize on Thursday that when I didn't have anything yet that I was almost for sure a referral/rejection. I agree with Anonymous about finding out this decision by deductive reasoning. It wasn't really a surprise when I opened my mailbox this afternoon and got my deferral letter. Posted by: Mark on December 16, 2005 Arrgg... tube reports from Seattle?! Bad sign... But hey, I just got the latest Mad Mag to hold me over until I know for sure! Posted by: Jhm718 on December 16, 2005 My daughter has not yet received her deferral letter, but she doesn't seem to be sweating it. In fact, she was home sick one day and by hadn't even checked the mail by the time we got home. Then she informed us that she was admitted early action at Case Western Reserve. That seems to have put her in the right frame of mind. So now it's Case for sure, and who knows, maybe even MIT. (We did not even know she applied early action at Case.) I know from personal experience (MIT class of 1972) that MIT can be a great experience and that she would thrive there, but she'll be fine just about anywhere. Posted by: Ron on December 16, 2005 thanks april fan!!!! Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on December 16, 2005 I got deferred by phone too, between 1st and 2nd hour....I'm pretty sure i didn't do so hot on my calc. test 3rd hour... Posted by: SoccerChick on December 17, 2005 Deferred via mail yesterday. At least I got it after school. Another three months to stress and wait Posted by: Jason Murray on December 17, 2005 I join the ranks of the many, the proud, the deferred. I'm still looking forward to an acceptance letter. Are you doing tubes for regular admission, or something else? Posted by: Ben S. on December 17, 2005 I Posted by: Robby C. on December 17, 2005 "many, the proud, the deferred" true dat Posted by: 0 on December 17, 2005 ^ me! Posted by: April (no longer waiting but deferred) on December 17, 2005 Well, admit-less in Seattle. But did anyone else feel all warm and fuzzy and hopeful after reading the deferral letter? Yay admissions officers! Posted by: Jhm718 on December 18, 2005 Comments have been closed.