Student Blogs

Click below to get a fresh perspective about the Notre Dame experience, straight from the source.


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    Ariel Navotas '17
    Math
    Jacksonville, FL
  •  courtie_1

    Courtie Davis '17
    Marketing & Visual Communication Design
    Lancaster, PA
  •  hugo_munoz_personality

    Hugo Muñoz Ríos '17
    Economics
    Peace Studies Minor
    Santiago, Chile
  • julia_tombari_fun

    Julia Tombari '17
    Marketing
    International Business Certificate and Mandarin Chinese Minor
    Seattle, WA
  •  mary_kate_2

    Mary Kate Healey '17
    Design
    Cleveland, OH
  •  emily_personality

    Emily Vincent '18
    Anthropology and Chinese
    Business Economics Minor and Glynn Honors
    Morristown, NJ
  • kacey_resized_fun

    Kacey Hengesbach '18
    Marketing and Design
    Visual Communications Concentration
    Westphalia, MI
  • randi_mcqueen_personality

    Randi McQueen '18
    Architecture and French & Francophone Studies
    Indianapolis, IN
  •  augie_2

    Augie Collins '19
    Aerospace Engineering
    Columbus, OH
  •  gabe_tauro_personality

    Gabe Tauro '19
    Science-Business
    Stockton, CA
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Alumni

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    Danielle Rieger '16
    American Studies
    Journalism, Ethics and Democracy Minor
    San Diego, CA
  • emma_fleming_fun

    Emma Fleming '16
    English & Spanish
    Education, Schooling and Society Minor
    Chicago, IL
  • katie_martin_fun

    Katie Martin '16
    Management & Asian Studies
    Granger, IN
  • maddie_personality

    Maddie Hahn '16
    Sociology & Spanish
    Education, Schooling and Society Minor
    Wilmette, IL
  • megan_mccuen_fun

    Megan McCuen '16
    English & French
    Education, Schooling and Society Minor
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Admissions Staff Blog

Advice, thoughts, and reflections from the people who know best.


What Does a Deferred Decision Mean?

Author: Mary Goodman

I’m writing today to address a topic that can often be confusing for a group of our applicants who applied to ND in the Restrictive Early Action round. Our office released our decision letters in this month, and for many, this yielded a definitive decision—admit or deny. But for a number of students, this meant receiving more ambiguous news—a deferred decision.

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Advice to Applicants Who Received Deferred Decisions

Author: Enrollment Division Communications

I’m writing today to address a topic that can often be confusing for a group of our applicants who applied to ND in the Restrictive Early Action round. Our office released our decisions in mid-December, and for many, this yielded a definitive decision – admit or deny. But for a number of students, this meant receiving more ambiguous news – a deferred decision.

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Introducing the 2016 Notre Dame Short Answer Prompts!

Author: Courtney Kelly

It all began with a brainstorming meeting that resulted in nearly one hundred possible short answer prompts. Yikes! The committee then sought feedback, and proceeded to edit, cut, and imagine the breadth of responses these prompts might yield. We continuously asked ourselves: Are the prompts creative enough? Will applicants enjoy writing the essays? Will our staff be excited to read the essays? Will the essays tell us more about the heart, mind, and spirit of the applicant?…

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In Between: Advice For Those On The Waiting List

Author: Jordan Schank

For the vast majority of the 18,000+ applicants for Notre Dame’s First Year class, we have been able to provide a final admissions decision; but for a small percentage of applicants, the waiting will continue a little longer.

I write this blog entry for those who have been offered a place on Notre Dame’s waiting list. I hope to eliminate some of the uncertainty surrounding the process by providing advice and answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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