The Washington Post
March 14th, 2012
Admissions 101: Do you prefer college acceptances and rejections be done by Web site or envelope?: At the end of this month, college acceptance and rejection notices go out. I visited Wake Forest University last week and discovered, to my shock, that they still send theirs by mail, in a paper envelope you have to tear open. I thought everyone had switched to the dedicated Web site approach. You get the codes to access each college’s special page for the good or bad news, go there on the designated day, close your eyes, click your mouse, and bam, there it is. Wake Forest draws many applicants who appreciate its old-fashioned southern charm. Using the U.S. mail to deliver this crucial information like everybody did in my day is part of the package. If we had the choice, blogmates of any age, which would we prefer?