And the Envelope…Please! Application Review Update

As we have wrapped up the Fall Semester on campus, things have gotten pretty quiet. All the students have headed out for the winter break. Faculty are also packing up to get a well-deserved rest before Spring term begins. Even Chauncey has decided to call it a day, after putting in some work spreading some cheer during finals week.

In Admissions …well, not so much.

We are moving as quickly as we can to review student applications before they lock us out of our offices—the College officially closes for winter break on Friday, December 22nd, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd—and get admissions decisions out to all of our over 3,000+ applicants. And that is just how many students who have applied so far: our Regular Decision deadline isn’t until January 15th.

How have we done so far?

  • We have notified more than 250 of our 400 Early Decision applicants with good news, and we look forward to having one-third of the class already committed! If you are one of these Early Decision admits and are wondering what comes next, here’s where you find out.
  • As of this week, we have mailed out over 1,100 notifications to the Regular Decision applicants who applied before December 1st.   

What does it mean if you haven’t heard?

  • Your decision could be on the way. We mailed a lot of decisions week, and they call it “snail mail” for a reason.
  • You are a Regular Decision Game program applicant. We do not release Game majors for Regular Decision until the end of January. Why? The programs all have limited seats, so we have to wait for the Regular Decision deadline to pass. It’s only fair to have all the applicants before we offer all the seats.
  • You are a Regular Decision student who applied after December 1st. Not to worry, you’ll be hearing from us in January!
  • If none of the above? Your application is incomplete! One way to find out: contact us.

It is our goal to have all our decisions out by the end of February, but the sooner you complete your application, the sooner we can get you a decision. We can help you get a transcript sent, report a test score (we take self-reported scores!), or get that portfolio submitted.

With admitted student events happening as soon as January—including our February Winter Open House—don’t let an incomplete application slow down your decision. While most of us will be away for the break, as the Director, there are “no days off” (You’re welcome Patriots fans; my Giants will be back next year.). I will be answering emails and text messages while the College is closed, so don’t hesitate to reach out via email:, or text me at 802-267-3270.

We look forward to delivering good news as much as we hope you look forward to receiving it.  Hopefully, we can send some your way soon. For those who we can’t, know that we can provide assistance on transfer options as well.

On that note, it’s our hope that you will take some time during the holiday season to step back from the craziness of the application process and enjoy some downtime with family, friends or whomever you choose. Maybe it’s just you and some TV/movie binge-watching. If so, I’m always looking for recommendations.

Have a happy holiday, and we hope to see you on campus in the new year.


Christopher Perlongo, Director of Undergraduate Admissions