Two quick updates for those monitoring this blog about the release of Emory University Scholars Program notifications. Yes, notifications will be posted at 6:00 p.m. ET tonight (Wednesday, January 29). Despite Emory University and Oxford College being closed due to the terrible conditions of the roads through Atlanta and Georgia following a winter storm, much of the Admission staff is working remotely to assure that Scholars notifications are released on time.
Also, a number of you posted in the comments that you did not receive the notification email. It seems there were some delays in the sending of the messages based on email clients that was out of control. Hopefully by now you have all received the email. If not, you can email email@example.com. and we can look into the issue and respond back in a timely fashion.
Finally, if you want to see some pictures of the wintry blast that hit Emory yesterday, take a look at our #IAMEMORY blog.
Posted Tuesday, January 28
Things continue to be quite busy in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Much of the past few weeks has seen the Admission Committee working diligently along with the Emory University Scholars Program selection committee to finalize decisions on a record applicant pool for the Scholars Program. We can now report that for those applicants who applied through our Emory University Scholars Program, notifications will be available online through your OPUS Student Center at 6:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 29. Please note, notifications will not be sent via postal mail or email and cannot be released over the phone. The decision letters are only viewable online through OPUS.
CHECKING YOUR NOTIFICATION ONLINE
To check your Scholars notification online, login to your OPUS account after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29. Locate the Communications section on the right-side menu of your Student Center. When your notification is available you will find a red link for Unread Communications. Notification letters for the Emory University Scholars Program will be posted there.
If you have not yet registered for an OPUS user name and password, you will need to do so in order to check your notification online. You can set up your OPUS account here: https://secure.web.emory.edu/it/acm/getpassword.cfm. If you have any difficulty, please contact Emory’s IT Service Desk at OPUSHELP@listserv.cc.emory.edu for information on how to proceed.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCHOLARS NOTIFICATION
The notifications posted to your OPUS account will inform you whether you have been selected as a finalist for the Emory University Scholars Program. Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants selected as a Scholars finalist will also receive an early notification of acceptance. Those students not selected as a Scholars finalist will not receive an admission decision, but will rather receive their admission notification based on their admission plan — by February 15 for Early Decision II applicants and by April 1 for Regular Decision applicants.
For those applicants selected as a Scholars finalist who applied to both Emory College and Oxford College, the notification will inform you whether you have been selected to move forward as a Scholar finalist for Emory College or Oxford College. Finalists can only move forward in the Scholars program for either the Emory College or Oxford College campus. Therefore, applicants to both Emory and Oxford will only receive an early notification of admission for the college that selected them as a Scholars finalist. The admission decision for the other college will be released when admission decision notifications are released (by February 15 for Early Decision II and by April 1 for Regular Decision). Unfortunately we are unable to grant requests for early notifications of admission decisions from the college for which one was not selected as a Scholars finalist.
Once again, it is important to note that the notifications being released on Wednesday will inform those applicants who nominated themselves for the Emory University Scholars Program and met the November 15 deadline whether they have been selected as a finalist or are not moving forward in the Scholars selection process. Those students not moving forward will not receive an admission decision but will rather receive their decision when admission notifications are released for Early Decision II (by February 15) or Regular Decision (by April 1). For the applicants selected as finalists, notifications will include a notice of finalist status, an early admission notification, and whether they have been selected as a finalist for Emory College or Oxford College. Finally, finalists selected for the Emory College scholars program will receive a follow-up message two days later with further details about the Scholars weekend and whether they have been selected to be considered for an Emory College, Goizueta Business School, or Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship.
To be honest, this notification release is one of the more complicated ones to explain as you have decisions about the Scholars program, early admission decisions for finalists, three different admission plans (ED1, ED2, and RD) and two different colleges. Therefore we know some of you will have questions. Please feel free to post a comment to this blog and we will respond as best we can.