COVID-19 updates for admitted students

Blog readers may already know that Tufts and Fletcher have announced an action plan in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Among the most prominent steps of this plan are the decisions to conduct all classes virtually for the remainder of the academic year, and to cancel all in-person events and activities both on- and off-campus. For our office and our admitted students, this unfortunately means the cancellation of our scheduled Open House events on April 5 and 6, as well as the suspension of our regular campus-based offerings such as class visits and coffee with current students.

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Some decision-related fine print

One of the two or three most exciting points of the admissions year is upon us, readers. The release of admissions decisions, scheduled for early next week, is perhaps rivaled only by the first day of Orientation and Open House as a tentpole admissions event. It brings a group of extraordinary candidates a big step closer to joining us at Fletcher in person, and in general feels like a pretty big deal. While decision release comes with a moment of literal and figurative exhalation for us, for many of our applicants it marks the start of a new phase of research, anxiety, and decision-making. Before charging into the thicket of decision-related particulars, I’ll emphasize how truly appreciative we are to all those of you who took the time to submit applications this year.

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Open House for early admits

EN Open House – that’s “early notification,” for those not versed in admissions lingo – is always a fun day. It’s the first organized occasion of the admissions year that allows us to meet some of our admitted students, but still a relatively small and relaxed affair: 25-30 visitors, rather than the 150+ we’ll welcome in April for our spring Open House.

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