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SMES Class of 2013 Receives Early College Acceptance Letters

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Retreat Photo2An impressive and diverse group of colleges and universities from across the country, including Boston College, Harvard University, New York University, Purdue University, Santa Clara University, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, Tufts University, University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania have already accepted a member or members of the St. Margaret’s Class of 2013.

At the mid-point of the college admission process, 67 seniors have earned admission to 76 colleges and universities representing 66 percent of students in the class who have been admitted to at least one college or university—many Tartans have received multiple acceptance letters.

The number of early acceptances is due in part to a college admission process called early action where a student has the opportunity to apply in an early admission round in the fall before the standard January application deadline.

“By applying under some early program to colleges (early decision, early action or rolling admissions), students are able to spread out the workload associated with college applications. We hope that hearing back from colleges before the Christmas holiday allows students to enjoy their break with their families. Students this year certainly took advantage of early programs, with 90 percent of the class applying to at least one college in November. Heading into Christmas break, 70 percent of students had at least one acceptance,” said Amy Warren, St. Margaret’s associate director of college counseling.

Colleges and universities determine if they offer an early application process or not. Subsequently, there are various options available for a student to apply early to certain schools. The term early action refers to the process for a student to apply early, but retains the choice to apply to multiple schools. Early decision applications are binding. A student can choose to apply to their top choice school, and if they are accepted they are committing at the application step to enrolling in the fall.

“The St. Margaret’s college counseling office has helped guide me over the past year and a half, making the admission process a fun and exciting journey,” said senior Shelby Deck. “All three of the college counselors worked diligently to help pair me with the right school, making me confident applying early decision to Trinity College located in Hartford, Conn. I remember thinking and talking to the counselors about numerous options for a back-up plan if Trinity did not select me to be admitted into the Class of 2017. Once again, the college counselors partnered with me and my family spending numerous hours to ensure that I knew that college is an opportunity for me to grow and further my education, there is not one perfect school for everyone, in fact there are many great schools out there, hundreds that I would have never known about without the help of such educated counselors. Luckily, none of those back-up plans needed to be explored; I was accepted into Trinity College and could not be more excited to be heading to the East Coast next fall. Applying early decision was just the cherry on top allowing me to complete my college process and enjoy the rest of my senior year stress free! The college counseling office could not have been more helpful with both their knowledge and their love and support, I truly feel they made the college process as smooth as possible and could not be more grateful for all of the help they supplied me.”

St. Margaret’s has eight seniors in the Class of 2013 who were accepted by early decision. They are:

• Stefanie Brunswick, Tufts University

• Shelby Deck, Trinity College

• Shawn Dhillon, New York University

• David Freed, University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School of Business)

• Sebastian Luna, Claremont McKenna College

• Gabriela Morally, New York University

• Carly Page, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts

• Chase Williams, Haverford College

With many students applying to multiple schools, there are still many decisions to come before the mid-April close to the admission season. Most schools require all accepted students to declare their intent by May 1 each year.

Click here, to see the complete list of colleges and universities that have early-accepted members of the St. Margaret’s Class of 2013.


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