Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: dsong02 on April 22, 2004, 07:34:22 AM

Title: waitlists: someone please clarify something for me...
Post by: dsong02 on April 22, 2004, 07:34:22 AM
it seems that there are a lot of users presenting questions about waitlists.  i wanted to know, overall, what are the chances of a candidate actually getting accepted after being waitlisted? 

is it school dependent? 
is it completely dependent on the people who accept the invitation to attend?

is there a general percentage of people who are on waitlists that eventually attain acceptance?  10%?  15%  2%? 

im curious because it seems like people are really trying to bank on waitlists.  i was under the assumption that if you are waitlisted, it usually means 'you are a good candidate and meet our admissions criteria, but not for our school.  choose another school.' 

is it even worth stressing about?  ...its like giving a guy blueballs (unless youre a smurf...then it probably turns a different color).
Title: Re: waitlists: someone please clarify something for me...
Post by: ruskiegirl on April 22, 2004, 12:02:44 PM
I don't know this for a fact, but I heard that Wake Forest didn't take ANYONE from their waitlist last year.