College decision time: Yeses, nos and e-mails

Decision time in the college application cycle means hundreds of thousands of students at the end of March are waiting for those fabled thick or thin e-mails.

Well, maybe there’s no way to measure the width of an e-mail.

Still, it’s a safe bet that those students are all checking their inboxes (and probably text messages, too) very frequently as selective colleges issue notifications. The University of Virginia sent out its decisions Friday, a key moment for many Washington-area students.

Another key moment will come on Thursday at 5 p.m. when the Ivy League schools issue their decisions.

Here is a story from the The Washington Post last year on how colleges break the news online.

And here are acceptance and denial letters from various colleges that The Post compiled last year.

Anyone who wants to share copies of College Decision 2014 letters is welcome to e-mail this reporter.

Nick Anderson covers higher education for The Washington Post. He has been a writer and editor at The Post since 2005.

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