The Internet equivalent of shouts of joy went up Friday as some 4,856 applicants to the University of Virginia’s Class of 2019 logged into their computers and found that they had received offers of admission after applying through the early action program.
Under U.Va.’s non-binding early action program, high school seniors who apply by Nov. 1 can learn their fate by Jan. 31. Unlike an early decision program, they are free to seek admission to other schools as well, and have until May 1 to make their final choice. This year, 16,092 applicants took advantage of the early action option.
(Many other applicants had their decisions deferred to the regular admissions cycle. They will hear back from the University by April 1.)
Below is a sampling of the social media reaction from happy future ’Hoos (we hope).