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Decisions are in the mail by Matt McGann '00

Decision letters are in the mail.

At 2:52pm today, the postman arrived to take away the decision letters.

Decisions will be posted tomorrow at at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time.

In the meantime, Evie the dog wishes you the luck o’ the Irish.

100 responses to “Decisions are in the mail”

  1. Anonymous says:

    eeeeks! *hopes for admission letter* please?

  2. Sunil says:

    Good luck, everyone (and wait with me for the post)!

  3. Saad Zaheer says:

    cant believe a whole year has past!

    I hope you guys (applicants.. and adcomms too perhaps) can sleep well tonight.. though its not too likely, anyways good luck everyone..

    When I got my decision last year, it was afternoon.. I didnt tell anyone and went with my friends to play cricket! what are you guys going to do?

  4. Mahul Patel says:

    Here we go…the big wait.

    I await my letter.

    Good luck all of you.

  5. Ajy says:


  6. Anonymous says:

    What about DHL envelopes?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m getting ready to F5 like mad tomorrow morning. Who’s with me!

  8. Anonymous says:

    You need to change the “luck o’the Irish” link – someone has “messed” with it!

  9. Dapo says:

    Is that my name I see on one of those big packages? Yes it is!!! Praise God!!! Best of luck to all.

  10. It’s been fixed, Anonymous. Wikipedia editors to the rescue!

  11. Anonymous says:

    you guys rock!!!!

  12. Tomorrow is our day! I am so nervous! I can’t stop thinking what would I do if I am admited or what if i am rejected. This has really been an amizing time with you guys. This blogs are really cool. I have met many amazing peOple from everywhere in the world. The waiting is almost over. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE

  13. Anawnimus says:

    weigh two goa gyes! gould luk too evriee1! wahoo. i no iam gunna git in dis plizace smile

  14. anonymous says:

    guys you are making me more excited…

    good luck to most of you,hence its nЯ±t possible to everyone…

  15. anonymous says:

    3 hours and 19 minutes…

  16. Amulya says:

    oh gosh.. i’m visibly shaking right now.. and its still 15 hours 21 minutes until ….

    so i have decided to write


    – j-hat + e^(kt) , where the first e is epsilon


    on my profile if i get rejected.

    woot woot. good luck everyone.

  17. I waked up like 4 times last night, and today I was awake since 5 o’clock in the morning. I am really nervous and scared. I can’t believe I am scared to find out if I am admitted or not (Hoping for the best). I have been really waiting for this day, for on-line decisions and now I feel like I want to cry.

    Good luck to everybody!

    3 hours 5 minutes

  18. Alexandre says:

    3 hrs and 5 mins

  19. Anonymous says:

    Good luck to everyone, without forgetting MYSELF!!

  20. Scott says:

    I agree with the F5 comment, mine is going to be broken by the end of all of these online decisions. smile

  21. angelina says:

    waiting for you…

    waiting for you…

    waiting for you…

  22. Anonymous says:

    best of luck everyone and best wishes for the future!

  23. Awww, this is really emotional for me… I’ll miss these blogs and how i used to visit them every morning before going to school. The admission committee and everyone else are amazing!!!! ILL MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH! I hope all of you get into the place of your dreams!

  24. Anonymous says:

    I think I’m going to barf.

  25. I agree with the above post. Anxiety stinks!

    Matt, can you put games on the site?


  26. Sara R says:

    When my parents went to MIT they used to give out Acceptance Tubes… ah* the good ol’ days… AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM SO NERVOUS..

  27. Vinay Raj says:

    2 and a half hours to go.chill out people….the admission decisions are round the corner.practise pranayama(controlling one’s life force)…..concentrate on the supreme self…have faith…. we’ve all given our very best to get into MIT…..i would suggest the lotus posture to anyone with a tension. luck to all. we’ve prepared for the worst, expect the best and accept what comes our way.

  28. Anonymous says:

    AHH… I live in Boston. Does this mean my mail will probably arrive before the online notification? That is quite scary. Well, best of luck, everyone!

  29. This weekend’s hitting me like a neutron hitting a Uranium-235 nucleus (sorry for the stupid analogy; I, regrettably, am a nerd). I get my admissions decision tomorrow, I play bass at a show tomorrow night, and I need to cram before the state qualifiers for the science bowl monday and tuesday. If I don’t get accepted, I’ll probably bomb at state.

  30. Okay everyone, I know it’s cliched but “THIS IS IT”…The past admissions year I’ve spent with everyone on these blogs…all the fellow applicants has truly been AMAZING for me!!! I mean it!! All of you are such inspiring people, have such inspiring personalities and are overall a motivation for me to excel in life!

    To the admissions staff, I would really like to give you a heartfelt thank you…Nobody has made me LOVE MIT other than you guys. Really, truly, the finest admissions team in the entire world. The admissions process can now be remembered by MIT applicants as not just some wall you talk to without getting replies. The admissions officers are friendly people who are the best of the best at what they do. Matt, Ben, Nance, everyone else…Thank you…really thank you!!!!

    To all the fellow applicants…also a BIG thank you…for making this year special to us all smile Whether we are accepted or not, I know that we will all go on with our lives (eventually :/ )…Please remember what an amazing group of applicants you were competing against when you get your decisions. 13% Admissions rate for domestic students…4% for internationals…Ridiculously low…so please don’t think you are useless or stupid or anything like that…You were JUST as good as those who got in…but their was a certain little thing that gave them that extra push, and at another university they might look at it the other way and you’d get the “push”…

    We are all lucky to even have the grades and academic capability to allow us to apply to MIT…It’s been an experience I will cherish and never forget…

    Now I was the one who started the first countdown to admissions decisions…so I will stay here until it is 1 Minute to 8 pm (12 EST)…Then I will go pray for the best and I might or might not return to these blogs…but thank you everyone for everything you’ve done…It’s been great!!!! Really!!!

    And with only 1 Hour 18 Minutes to go I think I’m a nervous wreck!!!

    Yours truly from Kuwait,

    Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar

  31. Sam Z. says:

    I began this day saying that I would wait for the snail mail, but everybody’s excitement is starting to rub off. Granted, I live about 20 miles from Cambridge, so the mail could very well reach me today… but that would involve an extra 3-4 hours of waiting :(. Besides, when I see the envelope, I will know.

    Call me masochist, but I feel like I should experience the agony of waiting for the mailman at least once, just as my parents did, and (probably?) their parents before them.

    Good luck to all, and congrats in advance to those lucky few!

  32. * Correction to my above post…2 Hours not 1 *

  33. Anonymous says:

    Less than 3 hours to go and My.Mit says that my account is locked! :(

  34. anonymous says:

    how much time to go?

  35. Scott says:

    Poor Mailman. T-T

    I would hate being a mailman.

  36. oohlo says:

    less then two hours to go :O

  37. HakunaMatata says:

    I’m feel pretty stupid asking, but what does F5 actually do?

  38. HakunaMatata says:

    Nevermind, i figured it out.

    Hakuna Matata Everybody!

  39. nhien says:

    think happy thoughts

    think happy thoughts

    think happy thoughts

    think happy thoughts

    (it’s not working)

    think happy thoughts

    think happy thoughts

    think happy thoughts

    think happy thoughts

    (ah bliss….i only feel the pain from typing using my shaky hands)


  41. Secret! says:

    I’ve gotten really into this, and I didn’t even apply!

  42. danish says:

    88 minutes to go…

  43. jcombs says:

    13 hours 22 minutes

  44. X says:

    Does anyone else feel like cussing right now? Arrgggg…. The Agony.

  45. Danish says:

    anyone from Pakistan?


    which city and high school?

  46. TS says:

    This can not be good for your health…

  47. Anonymous says:

    I spy an all-nighter.

  48. Diego says:

    Well everyone, there is only 1 hour and 4 minutes to go…I can safely say that this is probably the most nervous I’ve ever been.

  49. DANISH says:

    Well- sometime later we would be having ‘some’happy faces and many sorrowful hearts..this is reality… I wish all the regualr applicants the very best of their luck and wish myself amongst the happy ones…lolz

  50. Erin says:

    1 hour to go….. i think i might be travelling at the speed of light because it feels like time has stopped altogether…. smile

  51. Fadl says:

    49inutes left!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I might faint! wink

  52. DANISH says:

    I advise you all to read the Ben’s latest entry in his blog. You will come to know how competitive and selection is the process. Nearly 10-12 people evaluate you…

  53. Anonymous says:

    its so close…44 min!

  54. JM says:

    39 mins. to go smile

    My indian friend is freaking out so bad lol, its funny. sigh, >.> gl to all.


  55. Anonymous says:

    hey, haha…even i am an indian smile…best of luck to your indian friend and you (if you have applied smile)…best of luck to all the applicants…

    31 min to go…!

  56. Rodrigo says:

    It feels funny… In 12 hrs 31 minutes I’ll know if my dreams will come true, if my life will change, if I’ll have the chance…

  57. Dhrubo says:

    Guys, I am talking with myself:

    “What do you think? What are your chances? Do you think you’ll get in?”

    “I dont think at all… I CANT think at all.”

    “How will you react?”

    “Dunno. Pls. just stop asking questions”

    T – 25 minutes till judgment day… I mean judgment moment :]

  58. Fadl says:

    23 minutes

  59. Anonymous says:

    20 minutes left!!!

  60. is it time? …is it time?….ohh…I don’t wanna check mine out /._. **cries

  61. ME says:

    F5 refreshes the page – and that is true – i think i have a replacement keybord incase i destroy my F5 button. Wow – the anxiety is killing me – and the Games idea on the decision page is ingenious – i need something to do while i wait other then F5 all day long. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH – then again i’m not that smart – so what are my chances…….. its still nice to hope – i do want to get in though

  62. Aik Wei Shen says:

    I can’t stand the suspense!!!! It is so intense right now.

  63. Amalchi says:

    OMG…anyone got in yet???

  64. andres says:

    15 minutes left !!!! AHHH!!

  65. g says:

    you know it’s up right now, right? you can check.

  66. Vincente says:

    The tention is murder!!!!!!!!!

  67. 13 Minutes Left people….hang in there!!!

    Good Luck!!

    Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar

  68. Anonymous says:

    The decisions are posted.. no more waiting

  69. Amalchi says:

    I dont want to!!!!! :(

    Im not mentally or emotionally prepared yet ***listening to Tokio Hotel’s durch den monsun***

  70. Anonymous says:

    Decisions are online!!

  71. Anonymous says:


  72. dave says:

    Well, I’ve been rejected. I’ve already been admitted to Amherst, so the situation isn’t that tragic.

  73. Anonymous says:

    For those (like me) who are going to be sitting there refreshing constantly, I’d suggest using control+F5 instead of just F5. That flushes the cache of the page as well, so if your DNS server is lazy and only checks every certain number of minutes regardless of the number of refreshes, then flushing the cache and refreshing (control+F5) will get around that. It forces the a re-loading of the entire page despite DNS server normalities. Best of luck to everyone!

  74. Zach says:

    Well, it’s officially online decision day here on the east coast- 11 hours and 52 minutes. Good luck to everyone reading this (and bad luck to everyone not reading it!!!)

  75. 11 Hours… 43 Minutes

  76. Minh says:

    Wow I can’t believe it’s only 10 more hours to decision time. Thank you to all Admission officers; your dedication and efficiency have made the application process much less stressful for us. (Note about efficiency: MIT is the first school that lets me know of decision online. After tomorrow I’ll have to wait another 2 weeks for replies from 8 other schools.. sigh)

    To all those waiting for decisions: Best luck to all of you!! You should be proud of yourselves for making the journey till here!

  77. Laila says:

    Goodluck everybody! I know EXACTLY how it feels… hard to believe its been a year since the BIG day..of course, every single day at MIT is a big day now smile

    whoops, didn’t mean to bore you guys…get some sleep, and keep the faith!!! smile

  78. Archimedes says:

    I just realized that the decisoins are released at 12:00 pm Eastern time, not central time (my time zone). One less hour!

  79. Z says:

    GAH. this sucks. I cant sleep and I feel sick even though I hardly ate. MIT is my last hope. Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Olin, all rejected me. I need MIT. NEED… I dont want to have to wait another 10 and a bit hours.

  80. Gunda says:

    Yo people… only 9 more hours to go…

  81. Aditya Babel says:

    the admission results should have arrived 4 hours ago.

    however, they have not arrived YET!

    what is wrong with MIT!!!!!!

  82. I’m at school right now….this isn’t pretty…8 Hours 15 Minutes!!!


    Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar

  83. Rupa says:

    Its the final countdown to the decisions.

    8 MORE HOURS TO GO……..



  84. Ronald Chow says:

    The advantage for me is that I live in CA, so when I wake up, I get to see my decisions. I dont want to speculate, but if I get in, GREAT! If I dont, at least I have the satisfaction that I actually tried to get in. AND, if all else fails, there is always the opportunity for transfer in two years.

  85. Ronald Chow says:

    one more thing…

    7 hours, 2 minutes, 10 seconds

  86. Mushal says:

    about 6 hrs and 54 min left…i was going to go out to get my mind off things…but i’m still at home. I’ll probably just take a nap(i can sleep thru anything)…10:00 pm isnt so far away. Funnily enough, I’m not feeling as sick as i thought I would…maybe i will survive it after all:)

  87. Oh ma … 6 more hours … ma heart is trembling … Ohm … Ohm …

  88. Shruti says:

    i am just toooooooooooooooooo excited

    in india it is already 12 on 18

    the pulse rate is at its fullest

    best of luck to all

    and yes

    only 5 more hours

  89. Shruti says:

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sorry

    6 hours to go

  90. Sam says:

    5.5 hours now…

    I have to go to IBM’s Honors Math and Science program, hopefully I’ll be back home before noon to start obsessively reloading.

    I really, really hope MIT allocated a big enough pipe to the decisions server, because it’s going to be like a mini-Slashdotting.

  91. Mae-ling says:

    less than 5 hourse to goooo…i havent been able to eat..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  92. Mae-ling says:

    less than 5 hourse to go …ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…does ne1 want to continure this…

  93. JM says:

    argh, 4.5 hours to go

    trying to pass the time by watching FF7 advent children, not working too well lol…longest day ever…good luck to all, hope we get some nice golden MIT envelopes soon.

  94. Evan says:

    F5 button? I just wrote a nice little VB program that has an IE window and it just keeps refreshing on a 5 second interval. I just saved myself the price of a new keyboard!

  95. Christina says:

    Wow, Evie looks EXHAUSTED. Haha!

  96. Khatash says:

    4 hours 2 go !!!