So it’s one thing for us to proclaim to be standardized test optional but then comes the inevitable question – how do we know whether or not a student wants their standardized test scores used?
Well, that’s where the verification form comes in.
Once we’ve received your application, we will send you a confirmation letter letting you know that we’ve received it. Within that envelope is a very important form, the final part of our application process. The verification form (see picture) is our final chance to verify some key information. First off, we want to make sure we’ve got your name and address spelled perfectly (because that’s how we want to address the decision letter); secondly, we want to verify that we have your numbers correct – phone number, social security number and birth date.
And then, once and for all, we want to know whether or not you wish to have your standardized test scores considered with your application.
(Have doubts about whether or not to submit then see my blog entry from October 6: http://holycrossadmissionsblog.typepad.com/admissionsblog/2007/week40/index.html)
Finally, we ask about Holy Cross alums in your family and contact you’ve had with the Admissions Office at Holy Cross.
So please take this form seriously – we do – and please return it to us completed as soon as possible so that we can process your application effectively. Your hard work is done but ours has just begun.
Andrew N Carter
Associate Director of Admissions