March has arrived, which means we are nearing the completion of the Regular Decision review process. Here’s the timeline for the next three weeks:
Week of March 3: Final Committee Meetings
We’re about halfway done with our committee on admission (COA) meetings and will finish them up by the end of the week. Some very good discussions last week in committee on everything from preparation for a student’s declared major to the “intangibles” a student will bring to campus outside of the classroom… and everything in between!
Week of March 10: Merit Scholarship Review & Financial Aid Awards
After the COA meetings for admission are complete, we transition to the merit scholarship review process. The decision-making for admission is difficult enough, but scholarships are so much more competitive that this process is really tough at times. At the same time that the admission staff is making scholarship decisions, our colleagues in the Financial Aid Office are putting together need-based aid packages for the students who applied for aid by the College’s deadline.
Week of March 17: Decision Letters Released
Here at PC, we only release admission decisions by mail. They are not made available online in any way. So, we physically will be dropping off thousands of letters at the Providence Post Office during the week of March 17!