Senior admissions officer David L. Evans and his colleagues enjoy champagne, cheese, and crackers as they celebrate the send-off of the decisions on which they have deliberated for the past three months.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 proposes a toast to admissions officers on a job-well-done, encouraging them to be proud of themselves.
Admissions officer Valerie Beilenson helps load decision letters that will be delivered to applicants for the class of 2014 onto a mail truck outside of the Admissions Office. 6.8% of applicants were granted a spot in the Harvard College Class of 2014.
The 2,110 acceptance letters are loaded first, followed by the rest of the letters--comprised of both rejections and waitlist notifications.
Admissions officers load rejection letters onto the USPS truck. They exchange congratulations on the successful completion of another year of decisions, and lament the fact that they must reject so many qualified applicants.
Admissions officers smile and cheer as the last box of decision letters is loaded onto the truck to be sent to students around the world.
Admissions Office staff members form an assembly line to load the newly-sealed letters onto the USPS truck that will deliver the hard-copy admissions decisions to this year's 30,000 applicants.