In February, March and April of 1973 the mailbox often contained a college acceptance for Serena welcoming her to the Class of 1977. Her choices included Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania; Earlham College – where she did enroll as a freshman, moving on later to Park College in Missouri; Indiana University in Bloomington; Hope College in Holland, Michigan; and Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
From the appearance of these letters, Earlham was not chosen on the basis of the acceptance letter though it does state the Admissions Committee had unanimously approved her application which reflected "their full confidence in the strength of your preparation and in your future success at Earlham."
The other high school senior in a "3" year – HH – has no college acceptance letters on file that have been located yet, but college admissions may have worked differently in 1943. Dad, any memories of how that process may have worked?