Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Friday, September 4, 2009

Travel Kicks Off and an Application Delay

I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful holiday weekend as the unofficial end to summer is upon us

The end of summer means the beginning to the college admissions recruitment season...things got kicked off today as Bonnie Hall headed to a program at the Academy of the Pacific Rim in Boston. Michelle and Karen will both being heading to international locations over the weekend; Latin America and India respectively. It promises to be a busy fall and we hope to see many prospective students on the road.

Interest in WPI remains very high with an increase of visitors over the summer and more than 17,500 students requesting information from WPI so far this year. We already have over a dozen applications in hand, with the first one coming in in mid-August. If you are one of the early birds hang in there...no decisions will mail until mid-December.

Speaking of applications, the Common Application and the Universal Application are up and running, however the WPI on-line application won't go live until next week. We had hoped to be live in August, however we've made substantial improvements to the application and testing has taken a bit longer than anticipated. If you prefer to use our application, hang in there...we'll be up and running by the end of next week...I promise:)

Enjoy the great weather and hope to see you at WPI soon!!