And just like that, it’s late March.
Candidates’ Weekends were AMAZING. I met so many fascinating, humble, kind, funny and wickedly smart students throughout Candidates’ Weekends (CWs). While exhausting, CWs are absolutely my favorite time of year. Thank you to every Candidate for coming to Needham (in person or via Skype!) and sharing your story with us.
After Candidates’ Weekends, my job shifts drastically from perhaps the one of the best deanships in higher education to one of the most difficult. As I said (repeatedly) at CWs, Olin is small. We are so fortunate to have an incredibly deep and talented group of applicants and Candidates, nearly all of whom I have met in person, which makes every decision especially poignant. Every decision is made with great care and consideration. And it’s nearly time to share them with you.
We will release decisions very soon. As I mentioned at CWs, you will get that cryptic email that will prompt you to log into your Applicant Status Page to view your decision. Before you do, take a breath. Often we are so focused on where we are going, we don’t take the time to appreciate where we are and where we have been. Take a breath and be proud of who you are right now. If you did not complete your CW homework (which was to thank your parents, teachers, friends, mentors and siblings for helping make you the amazing people you are today!), now’s the time!
When you log in to receive your decision, some Candidates will receive happy news, some sad news and some that may take a little more time to process. Regardless of the decision you receive, know that we here at Olin are so grateful to count you among our Candidates.
I know you have many excellent options for college. If Olin is among them, check the blog for insights from our students and staff that may help you make your decision or consider coming back to campus. To everyone: do your best to listen to your gut and enjoy the coming weeks as you make your decision and conclude your college admission journey. I wish you the very best of luck!