As determined by each institution, admissions offices may choose to advise certain applicants in writing of the probability of admission (e.g., likely, possible, unlikely), no earlier than October 1 of the prospect’s senior year in high school.
Likely letters will have the effect of letters of admission, in that as long as the applicant sustains the academic and personal record reflected in the completed application, the institution will send a formal admission offer on the appropriate notification date.
The author acknowledges with gratitude the advice and encouragement of the members of his dissertation committee: James Tedeschi, Joseph Steger, and Fred Tesch.
Those who wish a decision in December must apply by early to mid-November and complete their applications with supporting materials shortly thereafter.
A student may not file more than one Early Decision or Early Action application within the Ivy League.
The College Board-approved Early Decision Plan, which is offered by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania, requires a prior commitment to matriculate.
Financial aid awards for those qualifying for financial assistance will normally be announced in full detail at the same time as the admission decisions.
By that date all admitted candidates must affirm in writing their single choice.
The preceding paragraph does not preclude students from remaining on active waiting lists and withdrawing promptly from their original college choice upon receiving subsequent waiting list acceptance to another institution.The findings were as follows: (a) subjects selected a more physically attractive female when assured of acceptance than when acceptance was left ambiguous; (b) subjects estimated that highly physically attractive females were less likely to accept them as a date than were either moderately physically attractive or physically unattractive females; (c) subjects' self-ratings of their likableness were not related to the physical attractiveness of their choices under either choice condition nor to their estimates of their chances that the females would accept them as a date; and (d) subjects' self-evaluated physical attractiveness, although unrelated to the physical attractiveness of the subjects' choices, did relate to subjects' estimates of their chances of acceptance.Highly physically attractive subjects estimated their chances of acceptance as better than did subjects who considered themselves low in physical attractiveness.The implications of the findings for the “matching hypothesis” are discussed.This paper is based on a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Psychology Department of the State University of New York at Albany.Male subjects differing in social desirability (likableness, physical attractiveness) chose a date from an array of females of three levels of physical attractiveness.