I hope you all took my advice and gave your GAMS-refresh finger a rest over the weekend. I certainly took a break from admissions work, and my admissions pals and I have traded our weekend stories of movies, restaurants, and visits to the Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market.
But with blinders refitted and focus renewed, it’s back to the final stages of the process. So we’ve taken steps to reduce interruptions:
And we’re benefiting from a little quiet. Before I go on, a quick note about which decisions will/won’t be released this week. Almost all applications fall into the “will” category, including:
— All MALD, MA, and PhD applications;
— MIB applications that were complete by March 1. Kristen tells me that the people whose applications weren’t complete have heard from her, so I trust you know who you are;
— Most LLM applications, except for applications that arrived for the March 1 deadline, and a few that were completed late;
— And…scholarship decisions for Early Notification admits, as well as last year’s admitted students who deferred their enrollment, and last year’s “delay admits.”
By the end of the day Friday, we had finished putting together the admission packets, and now they’re all ready to go to the mail room, both the domestic:
And the international:
And we’ve alphabetized and reboxed all the application folders, which were strewn throughout the office last week:
The current tasks don’t involve me directly, so I am using my time today to catch up a bit (email, long-neglected projects), while remaining available to help with anything that needs doing. I’m also taking time to consider what’s ahead in the next few weeks. One busy phase will soon end, clearing the way for the next one to begin.
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