How long do college admissions officers spend on each application?
College admissions officers are now spending less time reviewing college applications. Admissions officers working in teams of two used to spend 12-15 minutes with an application, but currently spend just four to six minutes per application!
How long do colleges review an application?
Due to the volume of applications typically received, it usually takes colleges a week or two to get all of the applications sorted. You might think that applications are read as soon as they get sorted, but this is not typically the case.
What time of day do college decisions come out?
This time varies every year but tends to be either 5 pm or 7 pm ET. Top schools that are not in the Ivy League typically have different decisions release dates.
Why do college admissions take so long?
There are many working parts to the admissions process behind the scenes on the college level. Not only does it take time to read through application files on top of continuing recruiting events with limited manpower in the admissions office, the college itself needs time to plan for the rest of the year.
How college admissions decisions are made?
Colleges and universities base their decisions on the strength of your application as compared to their enrollment objectives and the overall pool of applicants competing for admission. Final college admissions decisions, especially at highly selective colleges, are not usually made by a single person.
Do colleges verify recommendation letters?
About 52% of prospective students write the letter and get it signed from recommender. We don’t know what percentage of 52% got admission, but from real life experience, universities assume the authenticity of the recommendation letter. Probably very few (less than 1%) might check the authenticity.