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Windows on Williams (WOW) 2021!!

Windows on Williams (WOW) 2021!!

mmmya

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).


Impossible_Bike_7138

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 :)


76RandomHuman4

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?


mmmya

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.


HuskyMouse

Damn so I guess results aren’t coming today


Terrible_Maize6458

Rejected. Got phone call and fee waiver tho


williamscollegesimp

yeahh same


Foreign_Praline_8740

Samee


imrlysadrn

Same


76RandomHuman4

phone call with who? I also got a fee waiver and phone call with a Williams College Advising Fellow (current student)


mitskibridgers

Me! Waiting impatiently to see if I got in :)


Impossible_Bike_7138

sameeee hope we both get in :) i'm so excited to check the results but at the same time scared


jwtii1

what is the HOLD UP


Far-Measurement

PLS we’re either getting our results at 11:59 pm or in another month


Alert_Conflict8830

Literally


wheat_30

It's 11:59 right now... looks like williams lied ;(


williamscollegesimp

sigh see y'all on monday morning ig 🤠


KaleidoscopeMind88

well thats frustrating.....


Impossible_Bike_7138

getting our results in another month is crazy..if it doesn't come out at 11:59pm..


Foreign_Praline_8740

This is torture at this point. I would honestly rather see a rejection letter than keep waiting for this😭


mitskibridgers

It’s honestly kind of unprofessional :( they could at least say “We’re sorry for the delay, you’ll know by *day and time*”


Dangerous-Safe7649

RIGHT and two separate dates on the email and website??? like the email says by the 30th and the website says by the 31st


Foreign_Praline_8740

RIGHT??? It’s honestly inconsiderate


Impossible_Bike_7138

at least a phone call for me I'm begging for it at this point


Far-Measurement

SAME I know it’s coming I need the closure 😭


ejkensjskwnsnsks

I’m guessing they didn’t respond to your email.


Foreign_Praline_8740

Your guess is unfortunately correct


williamscollegesimp

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)


Dangerous-Safe7649

so nervous omg


Impossible_Bike_7138

WHEN IS IT GONNA COME OUT


ejkensjskwnsnsks

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.


williamscollegesimp

same!! i don't want to refresh my email every minute and just want to know when to check 😭


Impossible_Bike_7138

lol imagine living in the opposite timezone. it's 4am here and I still can't sleep haha


Dangerous-Safe7649

BROOOOO IM SO TIRED OF WAITING


Impossible_Bike_7138

IKR!!!! Why can't they just tell us the exact time


Dangerous-Safe7649

UGH i don’t think they’ll come today


ejkensjskwnsnsks

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.


williamscollegesimp

at this point, anyone wanna take one for the team and email them for the exact time KDFHSEJF


Dangerous-Safe7649

hb u do it since ur williamcollegesimp😏


williamscollegesimp

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 😏


Foreign_Praline_8740

I will email right now bc this ain’t it


Dangerous-Safe7649

say lesss


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Did you do it? Let us know what they say.


Foreign_Praline_8740

I am so on edge, why is this not coming out AHHH


Dangerous-Safe7649

RIGHT IM GONNA GO SANEEE


IglooWater

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 :>


ejkensjskwnsnsks

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.


IglooWater

ah i didn't know! thought the email was aligned w/ the website, thanks for the heads-up :) and ty for the luck!


wheat_30

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/).


Impossible_Bike_7138

I want this wait to end :(


spingl

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


Impossible_Bike_7138

oof got rejected too. I was hoping to get a phone call tho :(


KaleidoscopeMind88

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."


wheat_30

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


dla26

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.)


RecommendationSlow26

I also got this and was offered a phone call. Not too sure what their income threshold is.


76RandomHuman4

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


Foreign_Praline_8740

All that wait just to get rejected with a phone call and a few waiver😍 congrats to everyone who got in though !


dla26

That ain't nothin'!


williamscollegesimp

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.“


wheat_30

Yeah I got that


76RandomHuman4

Same


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Its prob not gonna come out today either UGHH


wheat_30

Watch them change the date on the website to July 32 lmao


IglooWater

JULY 32 LMAOOOOO


StealthApplicant

The anticipation is killing me


KaleidoscopeMind88

Has anyone gotten results?? They said the 31st right...


betizare

haven't gotten anything! apparently they're not even in-office right now so i'm not getting my hopes up for results today :(


76RandomHuman4

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?


ejkensjskwnsnsks

It’s the best tier of rejection from what I know.


Dangerous_Training68

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 😭


AdministrativeFig858

I didn't submit SAT score, and I got in so I don't think that lowers chances.


AwayParsnip0

hey im new to this, how selective is this and where can i read about it?


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Look up windows on Williams fly in program.


Dangerous_Training68

Does anyone know what time they’re releasing results?


sekki_woo

they are really taking they time


williamscollegesimp

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...


Far-Measurement

someone volunteer to be the sacrifice 😁


williamscollegesimp

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


Far-Measurement

ripp hopefully they come out soon


HuskyMouse

i just called and no one answered cause it’s Saturday lmao


ejkensjskwnsnsks

I’m not sure wow is a real program.


KaleidoscopeMind88

welp i got my results lol


riverita16

I got in. I got the email this morning


michellec0520

follow our accepted participants WOW ig at windowsonwilliams2021


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Did you update them with ap scores?


Impossible_Bike_7138

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


Far-Measurement

me as well!! super nervous about it. best of luck <33


Impossible_Bike_7138

good luck!!


Dangerous-Safe7649

i applied too and i’m so nervous


Impossible_Bike_7138

good luck to you and me!


Dangerous-Safe7649

i think they come out this week


Impossible_Bike_7138

yup friday i assume


williamscollegesimp

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 :)


Impossible_Bike_7138

good luck to allll of us!! It would be so cool if we actually get to meet on campus


Foreign_Praline_8740

Anyone hear anything yet? I am so nervous


Impossible_Bike_7138

not yet huhu I rlly hope most of us in this threat get accepted or at least get a call :)


Foreign_Praline_8740

Same, good luck everybody!!


Karenkatd

Still nothing for me🥲


KaleidoscopeMind88

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


williamscollegesimp

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)


ejkensjskwnsnsks

They send rejection letters if you don’t get in and some people get a fee waver or a call with an ao.


HappyP77

It’s out


Dangerous_Training68

i got rejected, but with a waive code and phone call


HuskyMouse

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).


Impossible_Bike_7138

this makes me sad :( my letter was so short....(obviously a rejection)


RecommendationSlow26

What income level is considered too high? Would 100k for family of 4 too high ?


HuskyMouse

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.


No_Fact4433

Does anybody know what the acceptance rate for this program is?


wheat_30

Low.


wheat_30

Lol same. Hopefully when my ACT comes out tomorrow I can update them.


Impossible_Bike_7138

good luck!


wheat_30

LMAO they changed the date for release to the 31st on the WOW page [https://www.williams.edu/admission-aid/wow/](https://www.williams.edu/admission-aid/wow/)


Impossible_Bike_7138

whaaaa WHY


wheat_30

I checked on wayback machine to make shure im not losing my mind and they totally changed it


Impossible_Bike_7138

Why did i stay up late waiting for the results 😭less than a day left till it ACTUALLY comes out...thanks for the update


IglooWater

literally forgot about this, thanks for the reminder


Impossible_Bike_7138

no problem :)


Impossible_Bike_7138

omg it's almost time huhu


Far-Measurement

wait does anyone know if results are today or tomorrow haha i think website says tomorrow but email says today :>


Impossible_Bike_7138

i hope it's today haha cuz they don't work during the weekends (my assumption ofc) and their email said the 30th?


Foreign_Praline_8740

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


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Yeah also in the email it says by the 30th.


ejkensjskwnsnsks

What email


Far-Measurement

the confirmation email after submitting the app


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Oh yeah it says by today. Which actually makes more sense cause I haven’t heard of decisions being released on a weekend.


sarasaharaseattle

anyone received any email notification?


ejkensjskwnsnsks

nope


Any-Fox-9615

I applied for the august deadline…hope this doesnt happen again 😵‍💫


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Do you mean you reapplied or that you missed the July deadline.


Any-Fox-9615

No i just missed the july deadline


Soft_Leadership4609

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 :(


Impossible_Bike_7138

good choice


Hunter0604

Anyone get in?


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LaBaquita

me too!


riverita16

I got in too!


No_Fact4433

I got in!


SnooPies8342

I just got my acceptance email! Anyone else? and what date are you guys saying?


mitskibridgers

Yay! I got mine this morning too! What session are you going to?


SnooPies8342

probably the first one, i dont think I can wait all the way until october


mitskibridgers

Same! Hope to see you there


riverita16

Congrats! I got in too


michellec0520

Results were released this morning!!!


michellec0520

PM me for the WOW groupme!


SnooPies8342

Hey I don't know how to pm lolll can you pm me with the group me


michellec0520

follow our IG @windowsonwilliams and i will dm it to you


michellec0520

i can’t post the groupme in a public reddit thread


Impossible_Bike_7138

nothing yet. Maybe they set the timer to be 11:59pm


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Not coming today bro


williamscollegesimp

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 ;-;


ejkensjskwnsnsks

Yeah my bet is for it to come on Monday.


Momof2BBB

My son received email this morning! Good luck everyone!