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March 10, 2014

Receiving Likely Letters

Getting Likely Letters, Likely Letters, Ivy League Likely Letters
Our students have been receiving likely letters (photo credit: Gavin Huang).

Some students might be receiving likely letters from highly selective colleges around now. Now remember, plenty of students gain admission to Ivy League and other highly selective colleges without receiving likely letters so don’t stress out if you haven’t gotten one just yet. If, however, you have received a likely letter, it likely reads something like this:

Dear Eli,

Greetings from Dartmouth! It’s a pleasure to contact you to share some encouraging news.

We have reviewed your application for admission and think you are an outstanding prospect for Dartmouth. In fact, I recently read your file and was exceedingly impressed with your academic accomplishments and intellectual potential.

There is no question that when we make our final decisions at the end of March, you will be offered admission to Dartmouth. We hope you will strongly consider joining the Class of 2018 next fall.

I hope this letter will put your mind at ease, as the college application process can be a long and arduous one. If you have any questions about life at Dartmouth, both in and out of the classroom, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Feel free to send me an email – – or give me a call at 603.646.2604. I’d be glad to connect you with current students and faculty to help you learn more about our academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, and life as a student.

Best wishes for a productive and enjoyable remainder of your high school experience and I hope to meet you soon.


Maria Laskaris

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Note the “there is no question that when we make our final decisions…” Dartmouth wants to make sure that Eli chooses to matriculate to Dartmouth. Have a question on receiving likely letters? Post a Comment below and we’ll be sure to answer it for you!

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