- Mystery Hunt is almost here! (Bryan is pretty excited about it, too)
- I’m almost not sure if I should mention this, but my friend Ankur ’03 is one of the contestants on the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek 2 (guess which category he falls into?), which premieres tomorrow night. Also in the geek category: alums of Caltech and the University of Chicago.
- Regular action applicants across the country are concerned about the processing of their applications. I assure you, the MIT Records Office team is going beyond the call of duty to process the 40,000+ application pieces as quickly and accurately as possible. Please be patient.
It’s the same story pretty much everywhere this time of the year. Not surprisingly, my fellow admissions bloggers at some other great schools have been blogging this same topic (patience with the mail) this week. Here’s a sampling:
Daniel at Johns Hopkins:
“For all the regular decision applicants out there, we ask for your PATIENCE throughout the month of January. Please do not contact us at this time to check on the status of your application or to see if we have received parts of your application. As you can only imagine, we are inundated with mail and online submissions and it will take nearly three weeks for us to process all of these application materials…”
Gerald at Chicago:
“We appreciate your patience. We are working very quickly to process all of your documents so that we can begin to read your applications.”
Emily at Olin:
“For those of your checking your status pages every three minutes (shouldn’t you be in class?), we’re trying our best to get everything updated. We’re having what might turn out to be a record year so there are lots of credentials to process.”
In short: don’t worry yet about application pieces not showing up on your tracking. There’s a lot of mail to still be processed.
- For those of you awaiting results from the Intel Science Talent Search today: good luck!
- Still to come, whenever I get time: an entry for juniors about summer programs, another Questions Omnibus, and, this weekend, live updates from Mystery Hunt 2006.