If you’re a parent with a rising senior applying to college in the fall, you may be looking ahead with some trepidation.
Tag: college admissions
This past weekend I took my daughter Jane, a high school junior, on the first of what will surely be many campus tours. She is my fifth and last child to go to college, if you include the ex-stepkids, and I realized early Saturday morning that I know something about this process that I didn’t the first several times through.
This year, 1,929 intrepid souls applied early decision to Johns Hopkins, marking a 3 percent increase over last year as well as the largest-ever early decision applicant pool.
This year, 24,717 hopeful high school seniors sent in applications to Johns Hopkins to become part of the Class of 2019. And only 3,065 got the good news they wanted to hear.
This Saturday, 294 students who had applied early decision to Johns Hopkins got happy news in their inboxes. Embrace the YES! the email read. Welcome to the Class of 2019! We can’t wait for you to get to campus. The only problem? The students had been sent the email in error–they had actually been rejected from Hopkins, not accepted.
Darius Johnson is in a difficult –but envious–position. The senior at Poly has received acceptance letters from 15 schools so far, including six Ivies. “When I was applying for college, I didn’t really think I would have all of these choices to make. I sort of just thought it would be two places would accept me and I would have to choose which one is the cheapest. But now, I have all of these options,” Johnson told WJZ. Oh yeah: He’s also the first in his family to attend college.