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The day that everyone has been waiting for has finally come (and gone): yesterday, we mailed out our admission decisions to our 2,700 applicants. First things first: congratulations to the Class of 2017! What a phenomenal group of individuals you are–we so enjoyed reading your essays and learning more about your accomplishments.

What does mailing day look like, you ask? It begins with a lot of packet stuffing up on the third floor of our beautiful Penrose House. Assembly lines using all available hands are put into place; it’s kind of fun to have our hands on the actual letter headed to a student whose application we read or who we met with in person!


Finally, it’s time to bring these letters to the post office on campus. This year, the beautiful silver Corolla helped get the job done.


We couldn’t do any of this without the help of the wonderful mailing team over at Boyer House. They stamp and send out what often adds up to more than eight months of hard work (both on the prospective student as well as the admission office side)–and soon enough, these letters will be in your hands!


Now it’s your turn for the action. For some advice on receiving college decisions, take a look at this article from the New York Times: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/college-decision-checklist-however-it-arrives-check-your-envelope-at-home/. We read many outstanding applications this year, and unfortunately, due to our competitive pool, we were unable to offer spots to all of those individuals whom these applications represent. You can expect this hard copy of our decision to arrive later this week.

Before signing off, I want to thank each of our applicants on behalf of our entire office for the hard work that was put into these applications. It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly April and time for you all to start making decisions–if you have any questions for us, do not hesitate to give us a call at (509) 527-5176 or email at admission@whitman.edu. We hope that those of you who haven’t had a chance to visit us will come check us out, and we welcome back those who are more familiar with our school and campus!

Congratulations, again, to our newest Whitties!


What Mailing Day Looks Like

Working hard on the third floor

Tillie at the verification station

Kevin's favorite stack of letters all year!


Admit packets on their way to Boyer House for mailing