Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Application Review

With Thanksgiving just around the corner we are busy starting to review applications here in the Office of Admissions at WPI. Our Early Action Round I deadline passed a week ago today and it appears that just about all the applications have been loaded or hand entered into our database.

Yes, we still get paper applications...how many you ask? We received over 1,650 early action applications and 70 of them were paper. Last year, 1,627 early action applications and 97 were paper. As you might imagine the numbers continue to shrink each year.

If you are one of our early action applicants I would encourage you to check your application status on-line. The portal will tell you what support materials have been received and if we are missing anything that will keep us from reviewing your application. Keep an eye on your e-mail for your user name and password that will be sent to you. We'll also sent some updates on any missing materials to the e-mail address that you provided in your application.

Curious who is doing the initial review of your application? Meet the staff!!