Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Another wintery day in New England

While it was a snowy day in New England there was tons of activity on campus today. Over 130 companies were on campus for day two of the career fair. It is always interesting to see all the business suits come out. Even with the snow we had several tours going out today...our guides, coming to and from the fair, were dressed to impress!!

Our Director of International Students and Scholars jumped on a plane to India earlier today. He'll be on the Linden Education Tour visiting 4 cities over the next 10 days. If you happen to be reading this in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, or New Delhi check out http://admissions.wpi.edu/Visit/interviews.html for more details.

We are also in the early stages of finalizing our spring travel to locations all over the country...more to come shortly!!

If you are in the area on Saturday the 16th the International Student Council is presenting their 20th annual cultural festival. It's a great chance to learn more about cultures from all around world and lots of good food to be had:)


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What Happens in February?

February is one of the busiest months for the Admissions Office. Now that the Patriots have lost it's time to get down to business!!

The application deadline has just passed and we are still busy opening mail and uploading all of the electronic application submissions that came in right at the deadline. The staff is busy "building" all of your applications...which means matching up the application with all of the recommendations, essays, test scores and of course the high school transcripts.

You can track your application at http://admissions.wpi.edu/application.html, but you'll need a log-in and pin. If you applied with the WPI web application you already have it, but if you applied through other means hang in there. We send acknowledgement letters by snail mail and e-mail...the letter will have your log-in and pin.

Please use this tool to keep an eye on your application. As you might imagine we get lots of mail this time of year. Give us a week or so to get you support materials added to the database, we are moving as fast as we can!!

The counseling staff will be busy reading applications over the next several weeks. If you applied regular decision you'll hear back from us by the end of the month.

Wondering who'll be reviewing your application? Check out http://admissions.wpi.edu/Visit/staff.html


Because I don't already spend enough time on the computer

What was the first reaction to my new blog? My wife smiled and said "that's great because you don't already spend enough time on the computer"!! She was just kidding...I think:)

I hope to find time to share info on the happenings in the Office of Admissions and WPI in general during the busy application season. I look forward to comments and feedback....See you soon!!