|By Mrgreenbean (Mrgreenbean) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 02:24 pm: Edit|
I was not going to ask this but since I have seen others asking the similar question I think I'd give it a try. I recently received an email from Lehigh's admissions representative saying that he has had much pleasure of reviewing my application and that I can contact him if there is any question. However, not much personal comments are included in the letter.
Just wondering if every applicant receives the letter and that if its saying about my application is just something that they say to everyone.
|By Zorro5280 (Zorro5280) on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 11:55 pm: Edit|
I'd be tempted to e-mail him back, saying, "Yeah. One question: Am I admitted?"
|By Soozievt (Soozievt) on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 11:15 am: Edit|
Mrgreenbean..you hesitated to ask that question and honestly I am hesitating in answering it, lol. But I will cause I think what I will write is encouraging, at least I hope so.
I would really want to read exactly what that adcom wrote in the letter. But from what you paraphrased, it APPEARS it MAY be a form of a likely letter. For the adcom to bother to write you and say they enjoyed reading your app is a positive sign. I do not think they write each person to say that but truthfully I am not sure.
I hesitated to say anything on your post cause actually my own daughter received an email from the assistant director of admissions at Lehigh quite a while ago, around very early January. She wrote about enjoying my child's essay (specifically) and how she was just the kind of kid they were looking for. She went on to suggest my child contact the captain of a particular club sport (one of my D's sports), though my child had not posed any questions to her on this matter. I read this email as a "likely letter" of sorts. While it does not call itself or use the term "likely", I cannot imagine an adcom writing a specific email such as this one that was so positive about her application and then go on to reject her. It would border on being cruel, lol. So, I see it as a sign that was meant to encourage my daughter and keep the school on her radar. I will admit it is my daughter's safety school.
So, I see your letter in the same vein, though was hesitant to post cause the paraphrasing you provided from your letter was less specific than the one my daughter got, nor did it say how you were just the kind of kid they wanted. But it does seem that the person who wrote you had a similar positive encouraging intent. If you could write more specifically what this person wrote, I could assess it better. But from my vantage point, it is a very positive sign.
I shared my own child's email with you to encourage you that it is seen in a positive light. I am hoping that just cause her letter was worded differently that you will not see it as so different. I do not know anyone else who applied to Lehigh so I suppose if you do, you could ask if they got anything.
I hope sharing this helps you or encourages you. Good luck with your schools.
|By Mrgreenbean (Mrgreenbean) on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 09:23 pm: Edit|
Zorro....That's such a brilliant idea lol. Wonder why I have not thought about it....haha.
Soozievt, thanks for the reply. Honestly I do not think it is a likely letter. I got on 2/12 and now that I reread it, it was nothing but the admissions representative saying that he wanted to introduce himself to me and that if I have any questions I can ask him. Anyways, here is the exact context:
As your admissions representative for Lehigh University, I wanted to introduce myself and tell you how much I enjoyed reading your application.
You have worked incredibly hard over the past 4 years, and have many great accomplishments to be proud of.
If there is any way I can assist you as you continue to explore Lehigh, please do not hesitate to ask. It would be my pleasure to answer any questions you or your parents may have.
In the meantime, wishing you much continued success in your senior year.
See? I bet this is nothing of the sort to what your daughter had received. I am not really worried, though, for now that I have sent all my application there is nothing much I can do to help it. I am asking just because I need something to think about before the coming of the cruel April. I did, however, get a letter from Clark that was much more like a likely letter. It was my safety and I hope I'd at least get in, along with MSU. I am thinking about posting my stats to see if I can really get into these two schools....or else I'd better send the complete application to my state university now....
Many, many thanks and good luck to your daughter with her schools.
|By Soozievt (Soozievt) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 04:10 am: Edit|
I beg to differ! I find that letter very mush positive vibes from the adcom. The person wrote to say they enjoyed your application and that you had accomplished alot, etc. The wording is different for my child's letter but basically the message is similar. The person is saying they read your specific application and had a positive reaction to it. Really, I view that letter as a positive sign! I cannot imagine such a letter followed by rejection. It is not simply "we recieved your application, stay in touch" but it is positive feedback. Please realize this!!
I relayed to you the gist of my daughter's email but do not have it in front of me as we are on vacation 3000 miles from home at the moment.
Wishing you luck. I think you have some good signs here.
|By Soozievt (Soozievt) on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 04:15 am: Edit|
Yikes, that should have read "much", NOT "mush", LOL, sorry!
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