It’s the Monday after! We’re pleased that decisions went out without a major hitch, with Friday finding us in the strange decision-day position of working in a quiet office, as if nothing special were going on. Only the email inbox gave hints that it wasn’t a typical quiet afternoon. Even while the decisions were rolling out, we were receiving notes of thanks and waitlist reply forms. I tried, semi-successfully, to keep myself focused on the work I had set out to do.
Decision day is also when the blog is at its most popular. I’m glad that we can help illuminate the process, which was our goal when we started it, way back in September 2006. (And hello to my reader(s) in Trinidad & Tobago! It was surprising, and fun, to see T&T among the countries with active blog readers last week.)
Today I want to offer my congratulations to everyone who was admitted on Friday! We’re excited to start the next phase of our work — meeting you (in person or virtually), taking your questions, and watching the September 2017 class form. In a sense, though, our job is easy compared to yours. In a relatively short time, you need to gather the information that will lead to an informed decision about your next steps. We know that research goes into the selection of schools to apply to, but we always find that the more complex questions are raised only after admission decisions go out. To that end, contact us, review the Fletcher website, and be sure to look at the student profiles, which will connect you with our community. We’ll also be sharing tons of information with you during the next few weeks, aiming to surround you with Fletcher love. Naturally, we hope you’ll decide to enroll here.
To those who were offered a place on the waitlist, please stay tuned to the blog. If you are offered admission down the road, you’ll have a very narrow window for making your decision. Please be sure you’re ready, should the opportunity arise.
And, finally, if you were not offered admission, remember that you can request feedback after May 1. We will offer you information that will help you understand the Admissions Committee’s decision. Following the guidance we provide is often the pathway to a successful future application.
Now I’m going to attack my inbox, which is curiously busy for a Monday morning.
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