Posts by Thyra

Today is the day.

March 17, 2017

Today is the day. At 6:15 pm PDT, we will be releasing our decisions. Technically we have been recruiting the Harvey Mudd College Class of 2021 for years, ever since some of you checked that magical box on your PSAT’s saying that you were willing to receive mail from colleges. And today is the day we […]

To Our Early Decision Applicants

December 15, 2016

To Our Early Decision Applicants, This evening we’ll be releasing our ED1 decisions.  We first want to thank all of you who applied for taking the time and care to apply to Harvey Mudd.  We saw in your applications how carefully you thought about what it was in the HMC community that led you to […]

Tip of the Month: Getting an early start on your application

August 1, 2015

Last night shortly after midnight, the Common Application went live! Now, I am hesitant to suggest that just because you CAN access the Common Application on August 1st that you should.  I completely understand that students want to do what they can on their application before the craziness of senior year begins. I agree with […]

Today is the day!

March 21, 2014

Today is the day. At 5:00 pm PDT, we will be emailing our decisions.  Technically we have been recruiting the Harvey Mudd College Class of 2018 for years, ever since some of you checked that magical box on your PSAT’s saying that you were willing to receive mail from colleges. And today is the day we […]

“April is the cruellest month…”

April 29, 2013

In T.S. Eliot’s poem The Wasteland, he notes that “April is the cruellest month.”  For the world of college admission there’s more than a little truth to that.  After we mail our admission decisions in late March and enjoy some much needed time off (I’m talking a weekend, not a week,) it seems three days […]

Today is the day.

March 22, 2013

Today is the day.  As of this afternoon, we will be mailing all of our decisions.  Technically we have been recruiting the Harvey Mudd College Class of 2017 for years, ever since some of you checked that magical box on your PSAT’s saying that you were willing to receive mail from colleges. And today is […]

Committee Round 1 – An Embarrassment of Riches

December 10, 2012

On Friday, we finished our first day of Early Decision committee. As is always the case, it took us a while to get back into the committee swing of things, but by the end of the day it seemed as if we hadn’t stopped since last year.  (If any of you are Early Decision applicants […]

Living the HMC Mission…

October 29, 2012

I admit that at first I was stumped as to what to write for this week’s blog. I mentioned this indecision to our Dean of Faculty today, and his suggestion was “Why don’t you write about this?”  The “this” in question was the memorial service for our former Chair of the Board of Trustees.  I […]

Toto, we’re not in Claremont anymore…

September 18, 2012

Being the Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid at Harvey Mudd  has its advantages – not the least of which is that I get to travel to some amazing places. While I would argue that my yearly travel to New England is pretty darn exciting since it’s home and my November travel to Hawaii is not too […]