March 13, the birthday of Austin Barclay Fletcher, and here we are, hunkered down during a major snowstorm. The “nor’easter” swirling off the coast of the U.S. is due to leave us with at least a foot of spring snow, and Tufts University, along with nearly every other school or university in the area, is closed.
What does this mean for anxious applicants? Nothing to worry about! Following hours of intense work yesterday and continuing throughout today (not so much by me, I hasten to add — I don’t want to steal the thunder of my colleagues), admission decisions will be available by this evening for all MALD, MA, MIB, LLM, and PhD applications that are complete. (That’s evening in U.S. East Coast terms. UTC-4.)
When your decision is ready, you’ll receive an email to check your Application Status Page. (Reminder for those who haven’t bookmarked the page: To access your Application Status Page you can click the application link, or the “Start an Application” link on the Admissions website. You’ll log in with the email and password you used when you created your application.) If you haven’t already done so, read the posts from yesterday and Friday. These will help you interpret the decision you receive.
Needless to say, with the office closed, there’s even less benefit than usual to phoning and asking for your decision today. Just stay patient, like our little buddy Murray (who is keeping cozy during the storm), and the information will soon be available.
While we’re all waiting, let me add that reading applications and getting to know our applicants is one of the best parts of the yearly admissions cycle. We read so many inspiring stories and learn so much. Releasing decisions marks an end to the application review part of the year, but it starts a six-month phase of building more meaningful relationships with future students. Wherever you will be in September 2018, please know that we appreciate your interest in The Fletcher School!