I should remember this from year-to-year: September is super busy. I’m busy at work and busy at home. Much of my time at Fletcher is taken up by training the year’s volunteers to conduct admissions interviews. We have about thirty volunteers each year, and I like to think it’s a great arrangement for applicants and current students alike. Nonetheless, getting the schedule up and running has kept me from writing for the admissions blog.
An enjoyable characteristic of September: The weather is often really great. Today is fabulous. End of summer temperatures, but cooling off in the evening. A great combination, and worth remembering on the coldest New England winter days.
Fletcher is back in full swing. New and returning students are already indistinguishable. Plenty of lectures and activities to keep everyone busy. Students already saying that they’re behind in their course work.
And the Admissions Office staff is scrambling to keep up with the pace of the fall. At least one of us seems to be traveling each day, and we’re already putting together the applications that will be reviewed for January admission.
Speaking of applications, here’s this week’s Admissions Tip (#3):
If you move, please inform us of your new mailing address. Lots of information goes out by mail. Help us make sure you receive it. It’s always amazing to us when our admissions letters come back to us, because the admitted student hasn’t tipped us off to his or her new address.
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