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Courtney Minden

Driven to Distraction

Happy Friday! Has anyone else had trouble concentrating today? Judging from my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the interwebs  are exploding with anticipation over the final push to release decisions at schools across the country.  While intellectually we know that we should all focus on work and school, the knowledge that something may be waiting in…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

2018!

It’s been nearly a week since decisions have gone out and the excitement  over the admitted Class of 2018 being selected is still in full force (I think that may have contributed to having lost for the past 3 days-the staff has never seen me so quiet-it’s driving me crazy). Since Sunday we have started…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

Decision Day

Here we go.  This Sunday at 3:00 EST, Babson College will release Regular Decisions online (accessible through the My Babson portal, so be sure your username and password is ready). Decision Day is always a big deal for us here in the Admission Office-a combination of exciting, rewarding, and more than a little nerve wracking…

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Courtney Minden

Regular Decision Deadline Extended

As you may have heard, much of the United States has been dealing with some wild weather recently. I realize that because of this, many prospective students may have missed Babson’s January 3rd application deadline. For this reason, we’re extending our application deadline until January 15, 2014 in order to give you more time to…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

All is Merry and Bright

Not that I’m counting or anything, but in just a few hours Babson College will close for the holidays. Those of us in the admission office are collectively looking forward to seeing our families, catching up on sleep, eating good food (and lots of it), and possibly even tackling a new tv show (I am…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

Introducing..

As I write this blog, we are having our first snow of the year, which is weird, because it feels like just last week I was writing my post announcing the essays for the Babson supplement. Now here we are-December 10 (just 24 days until the Regular Decision deadline!) and one week ago today we…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

Best Laid Plans

What’s everyone doing this weekend? Many of you applying to Babson Early Decision or Early Action by November 1 probably expected to have a weekend free of college applications for the first time in months. Instead of checking that essay one more time or making sure your recommendations had been submitted, you’d head outside to…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

Babson College ED/EA Application Deadline Extended to November 8, 2013

Babson College has extended the Early Action / Early Decision deadline to November 8, 2013 in response to the inconveniences that students, school counselors, and colleges have experienced as a result of the Common Application’s ongoing technical challenges. While Babson is able to download applications and credentials submitted through the Common Application, we realize that…

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Courtney Minden

Planes, Trains and Passports

..And they’re off. Even though I tried to pretend that Labor Day weekend did not just happen and the buses are not turning into the high school down the street, there is one sure sign of fall I just can’t ignore: travel season has officially begun in the Babson Admission Office. The official kickoff began…

Undergraduate

Courtney Minden

Tours, Essays and Popsicles

You know when coming back from vacation is a great thing? When it’s over 100 degrees outside, and your building has sweet sweet air conditioning and a freezer full of popsicles. If you happen to be on a college tour this week, be really nice to your tour guides-ours have have been cheerfully walking backwards…