Thick envelope or thin one? That’s so yesterday.
High school seniors are increasingly getting the word from colleges about their acceptance by phone, email, through the school’s website—even by text message.
Ten years ago, 11 percent of colleges notified applicants of admissions decisions with an email message or though the school website. By 2010, a survey shows 37 percent notified by email, 43 percent via a Web portal, 46 percent by phone, and 3 percent with a text, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, based in Arlington, Va. The information will be released in the fall as part of NACAC’s 10th anniversary “State of College Admissions” report, which is based on the annual Admission Trends Survey of about 500 four-year colleges and universities.