On March 4th, students who applied to the University of Pennsylvania and stood out as exceptional in the pack of applicants received an e-mail communication from the University of Pennsylvania’s Dean of Admissions Eric Furda with a link to a site featuring a video.
Said Furda in the video, “You’re among a small group of students who are designated as likely candidates, meaning that on March 30 you’re going to be admitted to the University of Pennsylvania.” It marked the first time the university had informed applicants of their “likely” status by a video. Some applicants to Penn were skeptical of the link’s authenticity but Furda soon posted a note on a college admissions forum that the video was indeed authentic.
This video tipping off applicants to Penn of their “likely to be admitted” status continues the trend of Ivy League schools informing applicants early that they stand a good chance of admission. It is the hope of the Ivy League colleges and other competitive universities to use these notifications as a way to lure the students to matriculate to the college and steer them away from the competition.
See the video here.
Check out our related blogs – Likely Letters, and Early Notification, Likely Letters, Merit Money, Long Waitlists: All This for The Most Competitive Class in History?