Don’t know which is more newsworthy, the addition of an October round at NYU, or the fact that their classic Personal Expression essay 3 is now optional. This is indeed shocking to the ‘Snark. Although it shouldn’t be. After all, NYU has had it for years and years and years. They were one of the…
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Stern adds a round, while Johnson has scrapped its 4 rounds In favor of three. While Stern added an October deadline to fall in line with the competition, Johnson has decided to have earlier deadlines by almost a month for rounds 2 and 3. The quick deposit deadlines also mean that admits won’t get the benefit of using the admit weekend to make a decision…well, not without plunking down a deposit at least.
It wasn’t long ago that the blahg mentioned Johnson’s late January deadline in round 3 (of 4) as viable – now their final admissions deadline is in February!
Thanks for the heads-up on the Cornell round change. Haas also has gone from four rounds to three this year. The schools are all mixing things up! The most interesting part of the Cornell season for us now is that Round 2 is in December. That’s got a similar advantage as NYU’s November 15th deadline has provided and we’re betting it helps them increase their app volumes, at least somewhat. It may bite them though, since everyone is now trained “don’t apply in Round 3” … people may miss the December Round 2 and then get scared off by the fact that the February deadline is Round 3, and assume they have no chances then. Shall be interesting to watch all the dynamics play out this year; will definitely be different due to so many school changes.
Also: It’s unlikely that Cornell will force people to pay a deposit without an opportunity to attend an Admit Day first. Did you get that from a confirmed source or was that just an assumption based on the dates Christine posted on her blog?
It was an assumption. Traditionally, Johnson only has one admit weekend in April. For instance, this year’s was April 11-12 (or something like that) which was after the R1 and R2 deposit deadlines. R3 had about a week after that to commit.
It’s unlikely that Johnson will start having multiple admit weekends, but hey, who knows? If there’s a positive of them having round 3 so early it’s that ALL admitted students will get to attend the weekend in April (if they keep it there) because for most schools, the last round decisions come out after admit weekend(s).
The whole point of Admit Weekend is to get people to commit. It’s unlikely they’ll stick with their previous schedule now that they’ve changed their deadlines so radically.
Let’s hope so. That Jan 8 R1 deposit deadline is EARLY. Like Tuck EA early.