For the next few days, almost every college-bound high school senior will be going through the same routine. Wake up, decide on ‘College A,” scroll TikTok for a sign of affirmation. Change their mind about ‘College A,” go to school. Realize that every other senior is doing the same thing. On Saturday, all the overthinking, all the confusion, and all of the mystery will come to an end.
Over the last couple weeks, you’ve probably heard from several students as they’ve shared admission offers, weighed options, and discussed future plans. Although a traditional fall start is standard for most students, some might ask why they were offered admission for a spring start — or even for the following fall. What does it mean to be waitlisted?
Denison released admission decisions for over 9000 applicants on Thursday. What does an admission office look like around decision release?
First, it’s important to know that there are four offices in the enrollment management division: admission, financial aid, operations, and strategy/communications. All four offices have critical roles to play in every step of the process.
In the weeks leading up to decision release, the admission staff is reviewing files, participating in selection committees, and making admission decisions one by one.
Like most of the country, Ohio is covered in snow. So this week, I dug our snowshoes out of the basement and my partner, two dogs, and I snowshoed across a local park. I love snowshoeing in a wide open, quiet space, or through a quiet forest, and it’s a great way to wear out energetic dogs.
This is my first post on this blog, where I hope to give you an insider’s view of both Denison and the college admission process. By no means do I think I’m the most credible voice on either of those topics, but I intend to do my best to let you inside my head as much as I can – trust me when I say you don’t want to go too far.