Windows on Williams (WOW) 2021!!
By - Impossible_Bike_7138
FYI, both my kids currently attend Amherst. Both applied to their summer program, neither got in (they did get a lame email explaining why they should still apply and not getting into the program had no bearing on being accepted). They are happily attending as we speak - older one doing research over the summer, younger one hanging out at home.
So...don't get too stressed out if you don't get in (and congratulations if you do).
to me personally, I really want to visit amherst/williams
I can only do that by getting into fly-in programs
thank you so much for your kind words. it's going to comfort many of the seniors anxiously waiting to start their college app journey :)
Thank you so much for saying this! This also helps with some of my stress about the Amherst fly-in. Did your kids receive a fee waiver at least when they didn’t get in to the fly-in?
yes, both of them got waivers.
some more context, when my first child didn't get in to the fly-in program, like most of you we were generally concerned about her chances. we went back-and-forth between the usuals - yale, swarthmore, johns hopkins etc. ultimately she talked to a few folks and they all told her not to be too concerned...so she ED'd and got in. when it happened to my youngest child, we barely cared and just ED'd again.
as you can see, both my kids have quite the Mammoth on the brain. it truly is an amazing school, great professors, smart and driven students, a supportive alumni network. we couldn't be more happy with the school.
Damn so I guess results aren’t coming today
Rejected. Got phone call and fee waiver tho
phone call with who? I also got a fee waiver and phone call with a Williams College Advising Fellow (current student)
Me! Waiting impatiently to see if I got in :)
sameeee hope we both get in :)
i'm so excited to check the results but at the same time scared
what is the HOLD UP
PLS we’re either getting our results at 11:59 pm or in another month
It's 11:59 right now... looks like williams lied ;(
sigh see y'all on monday morning ig 🤠
well thats frustrating.....
getting our results in another month is crazy..if it doesn't come out at 11:59pm..
This is torture at this point. I would honestly rather see a rejection letter than keep waiting for this😭
It’s honestly kind of unprofessional :( they could at least say “We’re sorry for the delay, you’ll know by *day and time*”
RIGHT and two separate dates on the email and website??? like the email says by the 30th and the website says by the 31st
RIGHT??? It’s honestly inconsiderate
at least a phone call for me I'm begging for it at this point
SAME I know it’s coming I need the closure 😭
I’m guessing they didn’t respond to your email.
Your guess is unfortunately correct
i feel like they won’t respond or even release decisions until monday :(( oddly it seems like i’ve only gotten responses from past emails to them every mon, wed, or fri around 5-6 eastern (might not mean anything but still)
so nervous omg
WHEN IS IT GONNA COME OUT
This actually sucks. I don’t know what to expect. I wish they would have just given a date and time like June 30 by 6 est.
same!! i don't want to refresh my email every minute and just want to know when to check 😭
lol imagine living in the opposite timezone. it's 4am here and I still can't sleep haha
BROOOOO IM SO TIRED OF WAITING
Why can't they just tell us the exact time
UGH i don’t think they’ll come today
It’s strange cause the email said it would. Maybe around 5-6 est because that’s when a lot of college decisions are released.
at this point, anyone wanna take one for the team and email them for the exact time KDFHSEJF
hb u do it since ur williamcollegesimp😏
HAHAHAH yes i do be simping for williams but i've alr emailed them a bunch of times about random stuff like the graded paper 😭 so i nominate you, u/Dangerous-Safe7649 😏
I will email right now bc this ain’t it
Did you do it? Let us know what they say.
I am so on edge, why is this not coming out AHHH
RIGHT IM GONNA GO SANEEE
Update if anyone is still waiting:
I checked the website and it seems like they updated it. Here's what it says now
"Deadline 1: Apply by July 10 and hear your decision by July 31."
So if you're waiting, go get ice cream and sleep :>
It always said that. Ppl thought it was today because the email said the 30th and colleges usually don’t release decisions on a weekend.
Good luck to you if your applying.
ah i didn't know! thought the email was aligned w/ the website, thanks for the heads-up :)
and ty for the luck!
No, the website used to say the 30th. Check it out on the [Wayback Machine](http://web.archive.org/web/20210421030440/https://www.williams.edu/admission-aid/wow/).
I want this wait to end :(
Oof got rejected. I really wanted to get in 😩. Not to be an asshole but genuinely curious, what do normal letters of rejection look like bc I really dunno if they are just trying to make me feel better with a fee wavier and phone call or if that’s just procedure
oof got rejected too. I was hoping to get a phone call tho :(
sometimes, they're much shorter and straight to the point - something like "thank you to everyone who applied. unfortunately, we could not accept you this year. We appreciate your interest in xyz school."
For the WOW program specifically, mine said "Thank you for your interest in the Windows on Williams (WOW) program. This year’s WOW applicant pool was among the strongest in the program’s history, and unfortunately, we could not accept all of the fantastic students who applied. I’m sorry that we were unable to include you in the program.
I wish you all the best for a wonderful senior year."
I dunno it seems like everyone in this post who got rejected has gotten a fee waiver and a interview. I know in years past that getting an interview improved your chances at admission but idk if that applies this year.
edit: just noticed that the e-mail said that only "a small number of WOW applicants" are offered the phone call
Interesting. My kid's rejection said:
>I’m writing to let you know that, unfortunately, we were unable to include you among the 2021 WOW Scholars, **but I want to be sure you understand why**. The WOW program is meant to provide students from low-income backgrounds the opportunity to visit campus. The information you shared about your family's finances falls outside of the parameters for WOW, but we still think you'd be a terrific candidate for the Williams Class of 2026. I want to be sure you know that this decision is in **no way** a reflection of how impressed we were by your WOW application.
(The parts in bold were underlined in the email but Reddit doesn't allow that formatting.)
I also got this and was offered a phone call. Not too sure what their income threshold is.
righttt i got rejection, waiver and phone call with college advising fellow. also said if i applied and got in to williams, i would receive close consideration for an all expenses paid trip during Williams Previews. Don’t know if they say this to everyone though
All that wait just to get rejected with a phone call and a few waiver😍 congrats to everyone who got in though !
That ain't nothin'!
did anyone else get this near the end of their rejection letter: “Finally, I want you to know that if you apply and are admitted to the Williams Class of 2026, you'll receive close consideration for an all-expenses-paid visit to campus during Williams Previews, our program for admitted students in April.“
Yeah I got that
Its prob not gonna come out today either UGHH
Watch them change the date on the website to July 32 lmao
JULY 32 LMAOOOOO
The anticipation is killing me
Has anyone gotten results?? They said the 31st right...
haven't gotten anything! apparently they're not even in-office right now so i'm not getting my hopes up for results today :(
Ok so i got rejected but got a fee waiver, call with a College Advising Fellow, and it said I would be considered for an all expenses paid trip during Williams Previews if i applied and got in to williams regularly. I thought this was special or an indicator hat they at least somewhat liked my app, but i’m scrolling through and it seems like a lot of ppl got this?
It’s the best tier of rejection from what I know.
i’m so nervous bc i didn’t turn in my sat score... what if that gives me a lower chance? the program is really selective too 😭
I didn't submit SAT score, and I got in so I don't think that lowers chances.
hey im new to this, how selective is this and where can i read about it?
Look up windows on Williams fly in program.
Does anyone know what time they’re releasing results?
they are really taking they time
this is kind of extreme but what if someone calls the admissions office to ask 😭 at the same time idk if they’d pick up til monday though...
someone volunteer to be the sacrifice 😁
rip i just called and the answering machine says their hours are M-F 8:30-4:30 so guess we might not be able to reach them til later
ripp hopefully they come out soon
i just called and no one answered cause it’s Saturday lmao
I’m not sure wow is a real program.
welp i got my results lol
I got in. I got the email this morning
follow our accepted participants WOW ig at windowsonwilliams2021
Did you update them with ap scores?
i took 2 aps last year so i reported those (4 and 5 / econ)
i didn't receive the scores for this year's ap yet so obv i didn't report it
but i did send them my sat and sat2
me as well!! super nervous about it. best of luck <33
i applied too and i’m so nervous
good luck to you and me!
i think they come out this week
yup friday i assume
yup i applied! i've been really anxious these past few weeks bc of it but hoping things turn out well for all of us :)
good luck to allll of us!! It would be so cool if we actually get to meet on campus
Anyone hear anything yet? I am so nervous
not yet huhu
I rlly hope most of us in this threat get accepted or at least get a call :)
Same, good luck everybody!!
Still nothing for me🥲
wait i hate to say this but do you think that all of us who didn't get emails just didn't get in? or do you think they would send like a consolation letter if we didnt
they've sent rejection emails in the past, because sometimes people get fee waivers or a phone call even tho they've been rejected (and some don't get anything)
They send rejection letters if you don’t get in and some people get a fee waver or a call with an ao.
i got rejected, but with a waive code and phone call
I got rejected but it’s fine lmao. I didn’t get a phone call or a fee wavier. But in my email they talked about how they couldn’t take me cause of my income bracket (Meaning that I was out of range financially for the fly in program).
this makes me sad :( my letter was so short....(obviously a rejection)
What income level is considered too high? Would 100k for family of 4 too high ?
Uhh I don’t really know, I don’t wanna reveal my exact income but I’m upper middle class. I think that 100k for a family of four is middle class, so you could get in but I don’t know.
Does anybody know what the acceptance rate for this program is?
Lol same. Hopefully when my ACT comes out tomorrow I can update them.
LMAO they changed the date for release to the 31st on the WOW page
I checked on wayback machine to make shure im not losing my mind and they totally changed it
Why did i stay up late waiting for the results 😭less than a day left till it ACTUALLY comes out...thanks for the update
literally forgot about this, thanks for the reminder
no problem :)
omg it's almost time huhu
wait does anyone know if results are today or tomorrow haha i think website says tomorrow but email says today :>
i hope it's today haha
cuz they don't work during the weekends (my assumption ofc) and their email said the 30th?
I am assuming it’s today because I don’t think the office will be open on Saturday. If it makes anyone feel better, I heard back from a fly in program at around 3 pm EST once so there’s a chance it’ll come around that time
Yeah also in the email it says by the 30th.
the confirmation email after submitting the app
Oh yeah it says by today. Which actually makes more sense cause I haven’t heard of decisions being released on a weekend.
anyone received any email notification?
I applied for the august deadline…hope this doesnt happen again 😵💫
Do you mean you reapplied or that you missed the July deadline.
No i just missed the july deadline
I wholeheartedly think this decision will be pushed to August 31st or something. I'll head to sleep and not bother thinking about the WOW decision anymore :(
Anyone get in?
I got in too!
I got in!
I just got my acceptance email! Anyone else? and what date are you guys saying?
Yay! I got mine this morning too! What session are you going to?
probably the first one, i dont think I can wait all the way until october
Same! Hope to see you there
Congrats! I got in too
Results were released this morning!!!
PM me for the WOW groupme!
Hey I don't know how to pm lolll can you pm me with the group me
follow our IG @windowsonwilliams and i will dm it to you
i can’t post the groupme in a public reddit thread
nothing yet. Maybe they set the timer to be 11:59pm
Not coming today bro
the way they'll probably not even come out tomorrow bc it's sunday- what am i going to do to fill up the time refreshing gmail & this thread tomorrow ;-;
Yeah my bet is for it to come on Monday.
My son received email this morning! Good luck everyone!