Print Friendly

Hillburg College revolutionizes the traditional admissions acceptance letter. (Click photo to see full size)

by Brody Truce
Senior Staff Writer

Each spring, eager high school seniors around the country check their mailboxes each day for acceptance letters from colleges and universities. Citing changes in student expectations and a desire to be more environmentally aware, one college has found a new way to reach out to newly accepted students.

“Paper notifications are so passé. Today’s students are hip, electronically savvy and lead on-the-go lives,” explained Tracey Donovan, Director of Student Admissions at Hillburg College. “They expect more of a college like ours.”

To that end, the Hillburg College sent notifications of acceptance this year via Evite earlier this week.

“I was so excited when I got the email!” exclaimed Megan Granpre of Ocracoke, NC. “All of my friends had to look in the mailbox to get their acceptance letters. Mine was waiting for me in my inbox when I got home from school. Mailboxes are gross.”

Iberian State finds the Evite distasteful. "Twitter represents higher learning," said a rep. (Click photo to see full-size rejection)

Not to be outdone, rival college Iberian State College reported this week that they will release their acceptance notifications via Twitter.

Evite is a great site for party planning, but we’re in the business of education,” says Gail Conyers, Dean of Admission at Iberian State. “And nothing says ‘education’ like Twitter.”