Geneva wrote:is it possible to be accepted after the first faculty review of the application, or do all applications have to undergo a second faculty review?
slightly confused here. also, does anyone know the odds for acceptance of candidates that make it to FR? how excited or not excited should i be?
As far as I know, no applicants undergo a second FR. We are just in the second wave of FR, the first was several weeks ago. I'll post the email Dean Tom sent to the FR1 people
Dean Tom also offers some insight into the admissions process itself. “All the files are read, previewed initially by me or by one of my staff. I have four other people who help me with the application process initially. However, I read the bulk of them. I read about two-thirds of the applicant pool, while the other four read the other one-third. It’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we also identify about 1400 to 1600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of six faculty and twelve students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.