Update – 10:45 a.m. – Thursday, February 13
As many of you are probably aware, the Southeast part of the United States was hit by a very dangerous winter weather storm this week. Emory University has been closed for the last three days due to this storm and the adverse travel conditions throughout Georgia. Unfortunately, we now need to delay the release of admission decision notifications for Early Decision II applicants. Decision notifications will now be available online through your OPUS Student center at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17. For those who applied for financial aid, estimated award information will now be available by the afternoon of Tuesday, February 18.
We understand this delay comes as a disappointment. The admission staff has continued to work remotely during this time, however we will only feel comfortable releasing Early Decision II notifications when our staff has the time to meet in the office to ensure accuracy and the proper release process. We do not anticipate any further delays and thank you for understanding. If any further updates are needed they will be posted to this blog entry. If you should have any questions, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we continue to respond to emails despite the University being closed.
Originally posted – 3:00 p.m. – Monday, February 10
Currently the Office of Admission’s plan is to release Early Decision II notifications at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 14. There is however a winter storm heading towards Georgia and depending on the severity of the storm there may be a delay in the release of EDII decisions. Emory University will be closed on Tuesday. The decision release could be pushed back if the University is closed for an extended period of time due to the inclement weather . Stay tuned to developments throughout the week via this blog post, as we will make sure to post an update if there are any changes to the date and time of our decision release.
How will decisions be released?
Decision notifications will be posted online through your OPUS account. Weather permitting, at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 14, you will need to log-in to your OPUS account to check your EDII admission decision. Once logged in, scroll to the bottom and locate the Admission section on the left side of the “Student Center” main page. When available you will find a link to “View Online Decision” under the Admission section. If you applied Early Decision II to both Emory College and Oxford College both of your admission decisions will display. 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.
What is OPUS?
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 network 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.
Why are decisions posted at 6:00 p.m.?
The reason we wait to release decision notifications until the evening is we feel that such news should be a personal experience that you share with your family. We do not believe students should receive admission news in the middle of the school day, and by 6:00 p.m. ET, the majority of our applicants are out of school. (We understand that this system does not work neatly for our international applicants.)
What about financial aid?
If you applied for financial aid, your estimated award information will be available under the Finances section of your OPUS account by the afternoon of Tuesday, February 18. If additional documentation is needed to complete your financial aid application, your award will not be available at that time. Click the “To Do List” on the right side of the page for a list of pending items. Required documents must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by Monday, February 24 in order to receive an estimated award prior to the March 1 admission deposit deadline.
Are there any details on the size of the EDII applicant pool?
A recent Emory Report story provided some details on application trends for the Emory and Oxford applicant pools this year: Timing shifts earlier for applications for Class of 2018.
Anything else I need to know at this moment?
Stay tuned to the Inside Emory Admission blog this week for any important updates.