Hey guys…this is going to be a short post as I am in dire need of a nap right now.
Just got out of Regular Decision Admissions Committee Day 1…basically I’ve been holed up at the admissions office since breakfast this morning making final decisions on the regular decision applicant pool. You may remember my post on the Early Action Committee we had last term. Since I have been reading so many apps this reading cycle…this committee is really the culmination of it all…this will be the end of the road for putting together the incoming Caltech class of 2014.
Today was difficult and mentally taxing on all of us…since it gets very difficult in making decisions for extending admission/waitlist/deny to all the talented high school students. Especially this year, we got a record number of applicants! INCREDIBLE….but makes my job as a dedicated student reader even harder.
Nonetheless, we were very productive today and we’ll probably wrap up a bit early tomorrow during Day 2 if we continue at the rate we’re going.
What do you remember feeling when you found out you had been accepted to Caltech?
In short: I was completely shocked. Caltech had been my first-choice school for years (warm weather, great science, what’s not to love?). However, I didn’t ever think I’d get in: nobody had gotten in from my high school in the living memory of any teacher and my guidance counselor had told me point blank that it was a longshot.
It’s crazy to think that it has been four years now since I was applying to college. I remember it vividly. This week we’re spending some time reflecting on our personal admissions processes, and how we ended up at Caltech. There’s one question though that I wanted to spin out into a separate post: “what advice would you give to the admitted class of 2025?” And I think the best way to do this is to tell a more detailed story than I did in my other post.