As I sit this Sunday evening, the only word that keeps coming to my mind is WHEW!!! I am spending my time today watching recorded shows on my TiVo (LOST was amazing), catching up with the sports world (go Mets, go UNC, go Tiger, go UConn women), listening to some cool thunderstorms, and spending as much time with Soze as I can. And yes, I have caught up on a lot of sleep. But still, all I can keep thinking of his, WHEW!
Yup, WHEW -- it sums up how I felt on Friday as all the mail was dropped off on Friday and as I followed the response to the release of emails. If you followed the posts throughout the week you know there was a lot of uncertainity about when we would finish the class of 2013 and release decisions. We had our fingers crossed that we could be done on Friday, but not until Friday morning when Dr. Latting sealed the class did we know we could do it. And we did with just about 30 minutes to spare. Follow along the madness with this slide show...
So to all of you who received the good news via email, and will receive our ultra-cool admit packets in the next few days ... CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have been admitted to one of the strongest classes in Johns Hopkins history. Each and every one of you should feel a great sense of accomplishment and honor. You should know that by offering you a spot in the Hopkins community we are saying loud and clear we think you fit. We think you will make a difference at Johns Hopkins and that we can provide you with the challenge and excitement you are looking for. After months of getting to know you all through your applications, we can not wait until you and the Early Decision admits arrive on campus this coming fall. Great things are going to be expected from the JHU Class of 2013.
You all now have a tough decision to make. Let me make it simple for you ... CHOOSE HOPKINS. For some of you that is actually what you will do and it will be that simple. For many of you though you now have a month to weigh your options and determine which of your admitted schools will make the best fit for you.
I will return in the coming days to provide you with helpful information and even a bit of advice as you tackle this big decision. (If you are anxious to read my thoughts, you can check out a few of my posts from previous years -- The Big Decision (in HDTV); Decision Time Approaches; May 1st is Almost Here.)
But until then, celebrate your amazing accomplishments and use the following resources to learn more about Hopkins and connect with our current students:
-- Tons of information at our:
Admitted Student Web Site: http://apply.jhu.edu/admitted/main.html
-- Don't forget to register for a visit:
Spring Welcome Open Houses: http://apply.jhu.edu/admitted/visit/openhouses.html
-- Follow all our new student blog posts - many directed at you all:
Hopkins Insider Twitter: http://twitter.com/HopkinsInsider
-- Ask questions of current students and meet future classmates:
Admitted Students (Class of 2013) Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=58356657660
-- Also ask questions and review numerous discussion about life at Hopkins:
Hopkins Forums - Admitted Student Thread: http://tinyurl.com/2013JHUforums
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!