Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Project Work on Nantucket

If you are considering WPI you've probably heard about all the great project work our students are doing in their junior and senior year. Here's a great video showcasing a wind turbine project on Nantucket Island....


Enjoy! (For some reason the small screen was choppy but full screen was much clearer...)


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Praise for WPI

Just a couple of days ago I learned that the Association of American Colleges and Universities highlighted WPI as one of “32 exemplary practices deserving of special note nationally” in its recent publication More Reasons for Hope: Diversity Matters in Higher Education.

Our students’ work through the Global Perspective Program was cited under the category of “Engagement with Local and Global Communities.”

Check it out....


Early Action Applications

It is hard to believe that our Early Action Round I deadline has already passed. We are just getting the last few applications into the database. It appears that we will have a small increase in applications over last year's early action pool. The staff is already busy reading applications in anticipation of finalizing decisions before December 15th.

In order for us to get make a decision by the 15th applications must be complete within a few days of the deadline. If we are still missing some support materials when Thanksgiving rolls around we may not be able to get out the decision by December 15th.

If you are nervous about what's been received and what hasn't, you can check your application status on-line by visiting http://admissions.wpi.edu/application.html. You'll need to wait for your acknowledgement letter or e-mail that contains the login ID and Pin you'll need. That e-mail will be sent to the e-mail that was provided on your application....so check that account regularly!!

If something looks awry you can also e-mail admissions@wpi.edu or visit our staff page http://admissions.wpi.edu/Visit/staff.html amend e-mail the counselor reading files from your area.

Hang in there and enjoy your final year of high school!!


PS - We'll miss you Coco!!