[Massachusetts Insitutue of Technology] admissions had informed early applicants
the exact date and time decisions would be available online: Dec. 16 at 9 p.m.
That night, I was very nervous and fully expecting to see a deferral letter on
the screen. When at 9:01 I pulled up the screen and read the words, "it is my
pleasure to offer you admission" I was completely in shock. I had to read it
several times before I told my parents. Once it actually sank in, I was beyond
excited and definitely relieved. Still, there are times, even now, when I have
to convince myself that I actually got in.
- John C.L. Morgan