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Decisioning Down to the Wire – Mr. Commodore Meet Mr. Greshko

Posted by on Friday, April 30, 2010 in I've been admitted - now what?.

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. 

Waitlist Update

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.

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  • Matt Heard

    April 30th, 2010

    Any idea when you will begin admitting off the wait list?

  • Thom

    May 1st, 2010

    We don’t know at this point. I will post it here on the blog the minute we do.

  • Amgad Okasha

    May 1st, 2010

    I’m a transfer student, and I still have not heard from my counselor(D, Mike) yet. I’m starting to get sick worried about my decision. I wonder if there are still students out there who have not yet heard from Vanderbilt…I’m just seeing on many internet forums that everyone is being accepted or wait-listed. It is just that Vanderbilt is by far my top choice. And I took the risk, and have not applied elsewhere. I don’t want to contact my counselor again, because I don’t want to be a bother. He told me he would review my application next week, and that was like three weeks ago. I just don’t know what to do.