Home Blogs Decisions are in the mail by Matt McGann '00 Decision letters are in the mail. March 17, 2006 in Admissions, Process & Statistics At 2:52pm today, the postman arrived to take away the decision letters. Decisions will be posted tomorrow at decisions.mit.edu at 12 noon, Eastern Standard Time. In the meantime, Evie the dog wishes you the luck o’ the Irish. Share this post Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on Facebook Share by Email Subscribe to the RSS Feed 100 responses to “Decisions are in the mail” Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 4:20 am eeeeks! *hopes for admission letter* please? Sunil says: March 17, 2006 at 4:28 am Good luck, everyone (and wait with me for the post)! Saad Zaheer says: March 17, 2006 at 4:30 am 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? Mahul Patel says: March 17, 2006 at 4:31 am Here we go…the big wait. I await my letter. Good luck all of you. Ajy says: March 17, 2006 at 4:35 am Waiting… Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 4:47 am goosebumps! Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 5:00 am What about DHL envelopes? Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 5:12 am I’m getting ready to F5 like mad tomorrow morning. Who’s with me! Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 6:31 am You need to change the “luck o’the Irish” link – someone has “messed” with it! Dapo says: March 17, 2006 at 6:46 am Is that my name I see on one of those big packages? Yes it is!!! Praise God!!! Best of luck to all. leftcoast mom says: March 17, 2006 at 6:47 am It’s been fixed, Anonymous. Wikipedia editors to the rescue! Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 6:52 am you guys rock!!!! Juan Jhong Chung says: March 17, 2006 at 7:05 am 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 Anawnimus says: March 17, 2006 at 9:23 am weigh two goa gyes! gould luk too evriee1! wahoo. i no iam gunna git in dis plizace anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 9:39 am guys you are making me more excited… good luck to most of you,hence its nЯ±t possible to everyone… anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 9:41 am 3 hours and 19 minutes… Amulya says: March 17, 2006 at 9:42 am oh gosh.. i’m visibly shaking right now.. and its still 15 hours 21 minutes until …. so i have decided to write r – j-hat + e^(kt) , where the first e is epsilon e on my profile if i get rejected. woot woot. good luck everyone. Juan Jhong Chung says: March 18, 2006 at 9:55 am 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 Alexandre says: March 18, 2006 at 9:55 am 3 hrs and 5 mins Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 9:58 am Good luck to everyone, without forgetting MYSELF!! Scott says: March 17, 2006 at 9:59 am I agree with the F5 comment, mine is going to be broken by the end of all of these online decisions. angelina says: March 17, 2006 at 10:02 am waiting for you… waiting for you… waiting for you… Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 10:09 am best of luck everyone and best wishes for the future! Waleed Ali Khan says: March 17, 2006 at 10:22 am 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! Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 10:24 am I think I’m going to barf. Anonymous as well says: March 17, 2006 at 10:26 am I agree with the above post. Anxiety stinks! Matt, can you put games on the decisions.mit.edu site? Sara R says: March 17, 2006 at 10:27 am When my parents went to MIT they used to give out Acceptance Tubes… ah* the good ol’ days… AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IM SO NERVOUS.. Vinay Raj says: March 18, 2006 at 10:27 am 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. Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 10:35 am 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! The Honorable David J. Perkins, Esquire says: March 17, 2006 at 10:36 am 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. Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar says: March 18, 2006 at 10:42 am 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 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 Sam Z. says: March 18, 2006 at 10:52 am 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! Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar says: March 18, 2006 at 10:54 am * Correction to my above post…2 Hours not 1 * Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 10:55 am Less than 3 hours to go and My.Mit says that my account is locked! :( anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 10:56 am how much time to go? Scott says: March 17, 2006 at 11:04 am Poor Mailman. T-T I would hate being a mailman. oohlo says: March 18, 2006 at 11:08 am less then two hours to go :O HakunaMatata says: March 17, 2006 at 11:21 am I’m feel pretty stupid asking, but what does F5 actually do? HakunaMatata says: March 17, 2006 at 11:25 am Nevermind, i figured it out. Hakuna Matata Everybody! nhien says: March 17, 2006 at 11:26 am 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) Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar says: March 18, 2006 at 11:30 am 1 Hour and Half EXACTLY~!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Secret! says: March 17, 2006 at 11:37 am I’ve gotten really into this, and I didn’t even apply! danish says: March 18, 2006 at 11:37 am 88 minutes to go… jcombs says: March 17, 2006 at 11:38 am 13 hours 22 minutes X says: March 18, 2006 at 11:42 am Does anyone else feel like cussing right now? Arrgggg…. The Agony. Danish says: March 18, 2006 at 11:44 am anyone from Pakistan? yes? which city and high school? TS says: March 18, 2006 at 11:48 am This can not be good for your health… Anonymous says: March 17, 2006 at 11:48 am I spy an all-nighter. Diego says: March 18, 2006 at 11:57 am 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. DANISH says: March 18, 2006 at 12:00 pm 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 Erin says: March 18, 2006 at 12:01 pm 1 hour to go….. i think i might be travelling at the speed of light because it feels like time has stopped altogether…. Fadl says: March 18, 2006 at 12:11 pm 49inutes left!!!!!!!!!!!!! I might faint! DANISH says: March 18, 2006 at 12:13 pm 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… Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:16 pm its so close…44 min! JM says: March 18, 2006 at 12:24 pm 39 mins. to go My indian friend is freaking out so bad lol, its funny. sigh, >.> gl to all. -JM Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:29 pm hey, haha…even i am an indian …best of luck to your indian friend and you (if you have applied )…best of luck to all the applicants… 31 min to go…! Rodrigo says: March 18, 2006 at 12:29 pm 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… Dhrubo says: March 18, 2006 at 12:35 pm 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 :] Fadl says: March 18, 2006 at 12:37 pm 23 minutes Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:39 pm 20 minutes left!!! Amalchi Castillo says: March 18, 2006 at 12:42 pm is it time? …is it time?….ohh…I don’t wanna check mine out /._. **cries ME says: March 18, 2006 at 12:43 pm 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 Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:44 pm posted Aik Wei Shen says: March 18, 2006 at 12:44 pm I can’t stand the suspense!!!! It is so intense right now. amalchi says: March 18, 2006 at 12:44 pm and???? g says: March 18, 2006 at 12:45 pm oh well Amalchi says: March 18, 2006 at 12:45 pm OMG…anyone got in yet??? andres says: March 18, 2006 at 12:45 pm 15 minutes left !!!! AHHH!! g says: March 18, 2006 at 12:46 pm you know it’s up right now, right? you can check. Vincente says: March 18, 2006 at 12:46 pm The tention is murder!!!!!!!!! Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar says: March 18, 2006 at 12:47 pm 13 Minutes Left people….hang in there!!! Good Luck!! Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:47 pm The decisions are posted.. no more waiting Amalchi says: March 18, 2006 at 12:48 pm I dont want to!!!!! :( Im not mentally or emotionally prepared yet ***listening to Tokio Hotel’s durch den monsun*** Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:48 pm Decisions are online!! Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 12:49 pm WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW dave says: March 18, 2006 at 12:49 pm Well, I’ve been rejected. I’ve already been admitted to Amherst, so the situation isn’t that tragic. Anonymous says: March 18, 2006 at 1:05 am 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! Zach says: March 18, 2006 at 1:09 am 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!!!) the wait is killing me. says: March 18, 2006 at 1:17 am 11 Hours… 43 Minutes Minh says: March 18, 2006 at 2:05 am 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! Laila says: March 18, 2006 at 2:21 am 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 whoops, didn’t mean to bore you guys…get some sleep, and keep the faith!!! Archimedes says: March 18, 2006 at 2:31 am I just realized that the decisoins are released at 12:00 pm Eastern time, not central time (my time zone). One less hour! Z says: March 18, 2006 at 2:39 am 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. Gunda says: March 18, 2006 at 4:23 am Yo people… only 9 more hours to go… Aditya Babel says: March 18, 2006 at 4:45 am the admission results should have arrived 4 hours ago. however, they have not arrived YET! what is wrong with MIT!!!!!! Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar says: March 18, 2006 at 4:46 am I’m at school right now….this isn’t pretty…8 Hours 15 Minutes!!! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE THIS IS IT!!! LET’S HOPE AND PRAY FOR THE BEST!!! Abdulaziz (Aziz) Albahar Rupa says: March 18, 2006 at 5:23 am Its the final countdown to the decisions. 8 MORE HOURS TO GO…….. I am REEEEAAAALLLLYYYY anxious. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE !!!!!!!! Ronald Chow says: March 18, 2006 at 5:54 am 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. Ronald Chow says: March 18, 2006 at 5:57 am one more thing… 7 hours, 2 minutes, 10 seconds Mushal says: March 18, 2006 at 6:07 am 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:) Misha Showdagor says: March 18, 2006 at 6:41 am Oh ma … 6 more hours … ma heart is trembling … Ohm … Ohm … Shruti says: March 18, 2006 at 6:55 am 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 Shruti says: March 18, 2006 at 7:02 am ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sorry 6 hours to go Sam says: March 18, 2006 at 7:29 am 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. Mae-ling says: March 18, 2006 at 8:07 am less than 5 hourse to goooo…i havent been able to eat..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mae-ling says: March 18, 2006 at 8:10 am less than 5 hourse to go …ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…does ne1 want to continure this… JM says: March 18, 2006 at 8:39 am 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. Evan says: March 18, 2006 at 8:47 am 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! Christina says: March 17, 2006 at 8:55 am Wow, Evie looks EXHAUSTED. Haha! Khatash says: March 18, 2006 at 8:59 am 4 hours 2 go !!!