Decisioning Down to the Wire – Mr. Commodore Meet Mr. Greshko
Posted by Thom on Friday, April 30, 2010
I started my last post with the understatement “waiting is hard,” but for many students nationwide the greater understatement is more like “choosing is hard.” We do not envy those of you who are now down to the wire with your decisions. Keep in mind that our deadline is a post-marked deadline, and that tomorrow is May 1 (as if you needed reminding). For all of you who are still considering where to go, let us know how we can help. We’re here via phone and email to assist with your decision.
As an aside, in a humorous role reversal, each day our office receives a daily email with all of the deposits and declines received the day prior, and most of us scan the lists for our favorites.It’s not all that uncommon to hear choruses of “Woo Hoo!” or muttered bittersweet laments. We’re excited that the student chose a good college home.
One student that the office has been following is the decision process of Mr. Michael Greshko who has been blogging for the New York Times Choice Blog. He, like so many students we talk to, has weighed his options carefully among some phenomenal college choices and has really approached this choice with great maturity. We were very excited to read in a post this morning that Mr. Greshko has chosen to be a Commodore. He’s joining an incoming class that is shaping up amazingly. Welcome Michael and all new Commodores.
We’re still in a holding pattern, watching the deposits come in to know when we’ll start going to our waitlist. Keep in mind that when we do go to our waitlist, it is our practice to go in small waves, admitting students and then waiting on their response, and then going out again. When the class is finally full, we will notify people. We always aim for a completion date of no later than July 1st.