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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: Booyakasha2 on February 07, 2007, 09:04:28 PM

Title: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on February 07, 2007, 09:04:28 PM
Anyone have any insight (from admission staff/officer/dean/etc) about what to expect from this WL this yr?  Is a WL at MD basically a reject?  Should I even make plans around potentially being accepted?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: tankbrain on February 08, 2007, 07:21:36 AM
A girl in my studygroup was waitlisted last year and got in. She sent an email stating her continued interest. If Maryland is your first choice, you should also tell them.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on February 09, 2007, 09:35:14 PM
I too was waitlisted at Maryland.  Actually, I was very surprised because the wait list letter was the first I had heard from the school.  Anyway, I called the office and the person I spoke with said that they pull people from the wait list according to when the applicant applied.  From what this person told me, there is no further evaluation of the file.

But then I saw a person on this forum who said that he/she received notice of being on a "preferred wait list,"  whatever that means.

Maryland would be my first choice if I got in, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on February 13, 2007, 07:40:30 PM
I too was waitlisted at Maryland.  Actually, I was very surprised because the wait list letter was the first I had heard from the school.  Anyway, I called the office and the person I spoke with said that they pull people from the wait list according to when the applicant applied.  From what this person told me, there is no further evaluation of the file.

But then I saw a person on this forum who said that he/she received notice of being on a "preferred wait list,"  whatever that means.

Maryland would be my first choice if I got in, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Daibutsu,

I received the letter yesterday.
 
So according to your conversation, the part in the letter that says: "...our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, therefore your application will not be ranked" essentially means that apps actually WILL be ranked, i.e., according to when the app was submitted?

Also, did you get the impression that sending something extra would make a difference? Additional LORs, etc.?

Thanks for any additional info.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on February 15, 2007, 11:28:21 AM
That's a good point about the discrepancy between "not being ranked" and "pulling from the wait list according to when applicants apply."

I guess that means that it's anybody's guess as to how Maryland’s wait list works.  Oy veh! 

As for sending in extra stuff, all I can tell you is I didn't and won't do that.  I think it's gratuitous.  Contrary to what some people, or perhaps most people, on this forum tend to argue, I look at a wait list as a conditional acceptance, not a conditional rejection. 

After all, if they want to reject an applicant, that’s what they’ll do.  A wait list is the committee’s way of saying, “if a spot becomes available, you’re in.”  They don’t need to be sold and resold on the merits of your application.  Just send in the form, if Maryland’s where you want to go, and wait for the call/letter of acceptance.

A friend of mine made a really good point about Maryland’s wait list compared to say, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc – Maryland’s wait list is likely to move a lot, as Maryland is not the first choice of a lot of applicants.  So, many of the people who were accepted or waitlisted will end up attending another school.

Hope this is helpful.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on February 15, 2007, 02:19:01 PM
Daibutsu,

Thanks for the info., and good luck with the rest of your apps!
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on March 06, 2007, 08:13:24 AM
Question for those waitlisted at Maryland:

I received a waitlist letter dated Feb 8 (I'm in the "normal" category, not the "preferred").  I returned the Waitlist Response Form, accompanied by a Letter of Continued Interst, to Mayland by snail mail on Feb 19.  I had an additional LOR forwarded to Maryland around the same time.  Until around the end of Feb, my status checker said "In review."  Today, I noticed that it has changed to "Decision made." (not sure when the change occured.)

Does this mean that an "accept" or "reject" decision was made, so soon after the waitlist decision (the letter said they will review the waitlist from May)?  Or can this mean that a "decision" to "waitlist" was made, and that they were simply slow in updating the status checker?

I guess calling the school is the answer, but I wanted to see if any of you can provide some insight.

Thoughts appreciated... 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Nelly on March 07, 2007, 01:25:09 PM
Question for those waitlisted at Maryland:

I received a waitlist letter dated Feb 8 (I'm in the "normal" category, not the "preferred").  I returned the Waitlist Response Form, accompanied by a Letter of Continued Interst, to Mayland by snail mail on Feb 19.  I had an additional LOR forwarded to Maryland around the same time.  Until around the end of Feb, my status checker said "In review."  Today, I noticed that it has changed to "Decision made." (not sure when the change occured.)

Does this mean that an "accept" or "reject" decision was made, so soon after the waitlist decision (the letter said they will review the waitlist from May)?  Or can this mean that a "decision" to "waitlist" was made, and that they were simply slow in updating the status checker?

I guess calling the school is the answer, but I wanted to see if any of you can provide some insight.

Thoughts appreciated... 

Hm...this may explain why I am getting an error message when I try to log-in.  They must have updated the system.  My guess would be the 'decision' is the waitlist...
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Huntre17 on March 11, 2007, 10:49:56 PM
The status tracker thing on MD's website never worked right for me last year, so be careful putting too much stock in it! 

I was a WL last year, and sent a letter of continuing interest indicating it was my first choice and got pulled off the waitlist like 2 weeks later.

Good luck guys!
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: sarahlina on March 12, 2007, 10:42:11 PM
I got waitlisted at Maryland  today.  Three waitlists and two deferrals.  This is getting old.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on March 15, 2007, 12:51:26 AM
The status tracker thing on MD's website never worked right for me last year, so be careful putting too much stock in it! 

I was a WL last year, and sent a letter of continuing interest indicating it was my first choice and got pulled off the waitlist like 2 weeks later.

Good luck guys!

Huntre17,
Were you a preferred or regular waitlist last year?  Are you attending Maryland now?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Huntre17 on March 15, 2007, 07:08:19 AM
I don't actually remember, I don't think it said anything about being a preferred wait list.

I am a 1L at MD, so feel free to ask any questions.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Nelly on March 15, 2007, 08:35:21 AM
Add me to the regular waitlist...
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: wannabe1 on March 18, 2007, 08:16:35 PM
I'm on the preferred waitlist

I'm hoping that it's an YP

the letter said that most people on it get in

and that there is no second evaluation

so I'm not sending LOCI
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on March 19, 2007, 11:25:18 AM
I'm on the preferred waitlist

I'm hoping that it's an YP

the letter said that most people on it get in

and that there is no second evaluation

so I'm not sending LOCI

Did the letter give an indication of when people will start getting in?  The regulars are supposed to get a look-in starting beginning of May. 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: skeeball on March 19, 2007, 11:35:06 AM
TAG
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: wannabe1 on March 21, 2007, 11:59:48 PM
I'm on the preferred waitlist

I'm hoping that it's an YP

the letter said that most people on it get in

and that there is no second evaluation

so I'm not sending LOCI

Did the letter give an indication of when people will start getting in?  The regulars are supposed to get a look-in starting beginning of May. 

didn't mention any dates
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland- whatr my chances?
Post by: B212bb on April 02, 2007, 01:49:05 PM
K, so Im a student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I love Maryland, I bleed the black and gold. Maryland is my first choice by far, but I was put on the regular WL (I heard from them in December or January). I sent a LOCI. My LSAT is 160 and GPA is 3.436. I am white but my dad is a Soviet refugee and I speak 3 different languages-which i guess makes me diverse, unless thats not the "diversity" that UMD seeks to celebrate and augment. What do y'all think are my chances of getting in?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on April 02, 2007, 02:59:05 PM
hedge your bets...to assume to go to a school off the waitlist is foolish for any school.

With the jump to 37 this yr, md will prob try to stay up there by raising their bar.  pure speculation on my part.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: B212bb on April 02, 2007, 03:25:58 PM
oh, im not assuming to go to a school off the waitlist...i just really want to go. I've heard that its not uncommon for a number of people at UMD to get in off that waitlist. I aint purchasing an apartment in Bmore by any means though.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on April 27, 2007, 08:29:47 PM
Looks like the waitlist is moving...at least for those on the priority waitlist.

Post if youve been called off the regular waitlist.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: pinkisthenewlawschool on April 30, 2007, 11:38:27 AM
Yep, the priority list is moving, the dean is basically calling people on the priority to see who is willing to commit right now, I think she wants to know by wednesday. she is very very nice by the way :)

Maybe they will start calling off the regular waitlist as soon as this week or next week.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on April 30, 2007, 03:23:45 PM
Yep, the priority list is moving, the dean is basically calling people on the priority to see who is willing to commit right now, I think she wants to know by wednesday. she is very very nice by the way :)

Maybe they will start calling off the regular waitlist as soon as this week or next week.

Thanks for the info.  By when are you being asked to place your deposit?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: pinkisthenewlawschool on May 01, 2007, 08:54:10 AM
Well, I kind of didn't get to the point of talking about when to send in a deposit because I am pretty much decided on another school. The dean told me she would call me yesterday to know if there was any scholarship $$$, but she didn't sound like the money was out of the question if you are concerned with that. However, since she hasn't called back, I am guessing she moved on to some more promising applicants. :)

I think she wanted the deposit sent in a relatively short time frame,(maybe a week or so) and a sort of verbal agreement that you would send in your deposit over the phone. She said that the money was less of a concern than "rounding out the class," so she is definitely looking for people who want to go. Maybe for people who haven't heard, sending Maryland a quick email of continued interest would really help.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on May 01, 2007, 10:13:53 AM
Well, I kind of didn't get to the point of talking about when to send in a deposit because I am pretty much decided on another school. The dean told me she would call me yesterday to know if there was any scholarship $$$, but she didn't sound like the money was out of the question if you are concerned with that. However, since she hasn't called back, I am guessing she moved on to some more promising applicants. :)

I think she wanted the deposit sent in a relatively short time frame,(maybe a week or so) and a sort of verbal agreement that you would send in your deposit over the phone. She said that the money was less of a concern than "rounding out the class," so she is definitely looking for people who want to go. Maybe for people who haven't heard, sending Maryland a quick email of continued interest would really help.

Wow, this is great info.  Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on May 01, 2007, 05:34:27 PM
It turns out I was wrong about whether or not to send a LOCI.  I called the admissions office and spoke to a very helpful woman who said that applicants who take the time to send in a letter of continued interest are far more likely to get off the wait list.  Needless to say, I sent one in the very next day.

I'm on the regular wait list.  Maryland is my first choice, so I’d be absolutely thrilled if I got a call.  I’ll definitely post if that happens.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on May 01, 2007, 05:42:06 PM
superrob-rp7:

I just tried the status checker for the first time a few days ago.  It said "decision made."  I sure hope that doesn't mean they've made a decision about the wait list, because I haven't received a phone call so I bet that would mean I'm out.  My guess is it refers to the decision to waitlist my application.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on May 01, 2007, 09:08:14 PM
superrob-rp7:

I just tried the status checker for the first time a few days ago.  It said "decision made."  I sure hope that doesn't mean they've made a decision about the wait list, because I haven't received a phone call so I bet that would mean I'm out.  My guess is it refers to the decision to waitlist my application.

You guessed right - relax! 

I got all excited back in March when, about three weeks after receiving my waitlist decision and two weeks after sending in my LOCI, my status-checker changed from "in review" to "decision made."  I thought at the time, wow, how effective was that LOCI!  I wonder how the status-checker reacts after an ultimate decision is made to accept or reject.  I am guessing it will stay at "decision made."   
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland- whatr my chances?
Post by: tankbrain on May 02, 2007, 08:15:40 AM
K, so Im a student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I love Maryland, I bleed the black and gold. Maryland is my first choice by far, but I was put on the regular WL (I heard from them in December or January). I sent a LOCI. My LSAT is 160 and GPA is 3.436. I am white but my dad is a Soviet refugee and I speak 3 different languages-which i guess makes me diverse, unless thats not the "diversity" that UMD seeks to celebrate and augment. What do y'all think are my chances of getting in?

You could always request to be considered for part time to be sure you get in. A lot of the part-time students are younger and end up switching to the day program after their first year.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on May 07, 2007, 09:44:19 PM
I asked my boss to write a letter of recommendation to help get me off the waitlist and he agreed.  Here’s hoping it will work.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: ncccippy on May 08, 2007, 11:50:01 AM
Regular Waitlist and got the call yesterday. The lady I spoke with said she would call back with a final answer on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on May 08, 2007, 03:49:47 PM
Regular Waitlist and got the call yesterday. The lady I spoke with said she would call back with a final answer on Wednesday.

Congrats - hope the final answer is also positive!

I would be interested to know if you did anything to make them aware of your continued interest.  Thanks, and good luck.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on May 08, 2007, 09:57:29 PM
Ditto.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: i heart wind power on May 08, 2007, 11:33:07 PM
Double ditto.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: ncccippy on May 10, 2007, 11:28:50 AM
Well I got the official word a few min ago. I'm in and I'm interviewing for a Leadership Scholarship in like 3 hours. Does anyone know anything about this? Speed in response would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Daibutsu on May 10, 2007, 06:32:25 PM
Obviously I don't have advice on the scholarship, but congrats on the acceptance.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: pinkisthenewlawschool on May 11, 2007, 12:00:35 AM
ncccccipppy-
Aww they told me no go with the scholarship!!!
Damn you!! (and congrats and good luck with the interview!!!)
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 11, 2007, 04:28:48 AM
can those who got pulled off the wl say which ones they were on (reg or priority) when they applied, and when their original decision was? 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 12, 2007, 09:20:52 PM
know what sucks?

knowing that people on this board have gotten in off the regular waitlist (ncccippy)...and knowing that I have not yet even been given an initial waitlist/accept/reject decision and my status checker still says "received"

i have been in touch with them by email twice...once at the beginning of april and once in late april.  each time they said it would be a few weeks.

the previous time they said it was in committee and it would be 2-3 weeks...it will be 3 weeks since they said that this coming Tuesday.

lsat 164 gpa 2.89 total and 3.2 at the university i graduated from...which happens to be UM College Park.

and yes i applied on time (march 8th when the deadline this year was the 15th after having been extended)...umd took a month too request the lsac package and another few weeks to put it into committee.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 12, 2007, 10:23:58 PM
i applied in sept.  i waited 5 months for a decision and now im waiting on the waitlist.  your wait is nothing...
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: ncccippy on May 12, 2007, 10:48:01 PM
I don't know if it means anything, but I went to UMD-CP too. There are alot of prof's that have connections with the law school so maybe they can put in a good word with the review committee. If it helps Maryland did wait a good 5 months before they let me know anything.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 12, 2007, 11:12:46 PM
i didnt mean it..as a competition for who waited the longest or who got screwed over the most (although admittedly it sounded like it)

but Booyakasha2:

since weve started..i never claimed to have been we aitging the longest...i did calim that whats going on is stupid:

someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb (when most of the wiatlist decisions started to come out)..doesnt even seem not normal to me..they cant neesesairly be expected to address an application early in the seaso in just becuase they got the app early in the season.

what i was getting at is the idea that MD application dept is disorganized:

1.  most schools request your lsac package immediatly when you applyu havnt made a decison
2.  the idea of putting people on a waitlist is ok..the idea of using that waitlist wheen you havnt made an initial decision about other applicants smacks of disorganization on its face (though their could be a valid explanation)
3.  the fact that it is so late in the season and a decision hasnt been made (regardless of the fact that the app was filed late in the season as well..it shouldget eaxsier to make decisions as the season gets longer
4. the fact that they have told 2-3 weeks several times at several diffrent points and not been able to keep a promise


so depsite the fact that my situation is not the longest wait..it shows the level of disorganization more than someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb.

that probably sounded petty and vindictive to you (and it is)...but you  started it by saying that my
"wait was nothing"

im not just going to take that when i have a valid point to make and i was obviiously upset.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 12, 2007, 11:23:55 PM
oh and ncccipy...

thanks for your comment advice and sympathy...i didnt of course...mean anything as a personal attack..im sure your 110% qualified for admittince

and good luck getting that scholarship
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 13, 2007, 08:06:39 AM
i didnt mean it..as a competition for who waited the longest or who got screwed over the most (although admittedly it sounded like it)

but Booyakasha2:

since weve started..i never claimed to have been we aitging the longest...i did calim that whats going on is stupid:

someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb (when most of the wiatlist decisions started to come out)..doesnt even seem not normal to me..they cant neesesairly be expected to address an application early in the seaso in just becuase they got the app early in the season.

what i was getting at is the idea that MD application dept is disorganized:

1.  most schools request your lsac package immediatly when you applyu havnt made a decison
2.  the idea of putting people on a waitlist is ok..the idea of using that waitlist wheen you havnt made an initial decision about other applicants smacks of disorganization on its face (though their could be a valid explanation)
3.  the fact that it is so late in the season and a decision hasnt been made (regardless of the fact that the app was filed late in the season as well..it shouldget eaxsier to make decisions as the season gets longer
4. the fact that they have told 2-3 weeks several times at several diffrent points and not been able to keep a promise


so depsite the fact that my situation is not the longest wait..it shows the level of disorganization more than someone who applied in sept and got waitlisted in feb.

that probably sounded petty and vindictive to you (and it is)...but you  started it by saying that my
"wait was nothing"

im not just going to take that when i have a valid point to make and i was obviiously upset.

stop being petty and vindictive.

seriously though, taking what i said too srsly.

You just can't expect an immediate decision (or the best service) after applying that late.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 13, 2007, 11:28:46 AM
heh

so...admittidly im an oversensitive freak.

and 8 months is a long time to wait for your decision...in all seriousness...i am sympathetic to the long wait...fand i hope you get in btw.....

you know...i wonder if this is how we act before law school if during law school were going to end up the tooo competitive type whos always fightng their collegiles becuase they only have the normal curve in mind :)..for some reason..even thouhg many types of schools use normal curves...law schools have a reputation for being cutthroat.

....i dont want to end up that kind of law student.

.....i read your blog..i see law school is really important to you and again..i ghope you get in wherever you want to go including md...i see you got in to wisconsin madison...is umd your first choice?

however....
when you say "You just can't expect an immediate decision (or the best service) after applying that late"...your still missing the point...its not about wanting immediate serice....its about comparing their burocratic and disorganized system to practices of other schoools' and especially about taking waitlists before doing all the first round  decisions....at least knowing that the decisons are being made fairly would make waiting easier...if not tolerable.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 13, 2007, 12:27:21 PM
If theres one thing ive learned from my cycle is that there is no reason or rationale to a lot of admissions.  I got rej at loyola chi but accepted to Wisconsin?  Admitted to Catholic with no money and given 1/2 scholarship to pitt and temple?  Im STILL waiting on 3 schools that i applied to in Oct. 

I also I dont think its unfair really for a school to go to a waitlist before reviewing everyone who applied before the deadline.  If they did, it would take forever and delay a final decision for those who are waiting on the waitlist.  And from the perspective of the school, why should they be pressed to make a quick decision on your file when they have people with the same index number as you who are on the waitlist, who have expressed their interest in deff matriculating, or applied earlier?

Anyway, gluck with your decision.  MD will try to stay in their new found rankings next yr so your high lsat might offset your gpa.  I know a 1l who applied 2 weeks after the deadline last yr with 3.5/167 and was admitted after being  waitlisted.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 13, 2007, 12:38:06 PM
theres no real yme or reason to a lot of admissions...i guess thats a fair conclusion from your cycle....i think its intrfesting that even at aba s schools...and even at public schools...there is no oversight tothe admissions process.

on the other hand..one could argue that in your particulr case..the reason is that some schools like your soft factors..and other schools dont.


speaking of soft factors...thats what makes considering a witlist before doing a first round unfair...they have no idea what they are comparing the waitlist guy too.

thanks for the good wishes...md is my first chocie..what is yours?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 13, 2007, 12:49:05 PM
actually i take that back...because its rolling admissions..they dont have to know what they are comparing it too as long as the waitlist guy applied earlier...i guess i should tell them md is my first choice

however...there is no exuse for promising a 1st round decision in 3 weeks and then not doing it...thats just bs

and again..at no point have i ever argued they should bed pressed to make a "quick" decision on my file...i did agrue some other things...and i took back one of those arguemtns

new thought for the day..if its true that there is no ryme or reason for admissions decisions in most borderline cases like ours....then why does it take 8 months for you to get a decision?  8 months of not considering you?
heh
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 13, 2007, 12:52:54 PM
true, sometimes i dont think the people in the admissions office who take care of the administrative stuff really know too much into whats going on in the committee.  That being said, if thats true, they shouldnt be giving out any sort of timeframe.

MD is my first choice....mainly because of personal reasons. 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 13, 2007, 12:55:43 PM
the person who responds to my emails is nichole willihide...the admissions manager...not an admin person.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 13, 2007, 01:00:01 PM
the person who responds to my emails is nichole willihide...the admissions manager...not an admin person.

i dont think shes on the admissions committee.  admissions manager = administrative work i think....
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 13, 2007, 01:10:09 PM
this is a possibility indeed...darn politically correct names for secretaries
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Huntre17 on May 13, 2007, 09:24:24 PM
this is a possibility indeed...darn politically correct names for secretaries

Just a suggestion, you might not want to be making comments about people who work in admissions by name on an internet message board.  Nicole most definitely isn't a secretary, and she is likely trying to give you the best information she can.  This is a busy time of the year at the school, so honestly it wouldn't suprise me if stuff was held up in the ad. comm.  I know it sucks, but honestly you have to be patient.  Considering you applied just over two months ago during what is the busiest time you are just going to have to wait it out. 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 13, 2007, 09:27:25 PM
ok nicole...if by some weird reason you have read this...sorry

but actually i origionally assumed she was more important than a secretary..and never said for sure that she was.

nor was the implication that she personally is responisble for the delay or misinformation...just debating the credability of the source after someone else brought that up.

but thanks for the trasparently patronizing advice there humtre17 ;)
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: B212bb on May 16, 2007, 02:07:15 PM
If you're on the waitlist, and a decision has been made and you don't get a telephone call, does that mean you were not accepted?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 16, 2007, 03:00:21 PM
i assume youre talking about the umd status checker.  No, it means that the waitlist was ur decision.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: B212bb on May 16, 2007, 03:05:10 PM
i assume youre talking about the umd status checker.  No, it means that the waitlist was ur decision.

whew! good news. Thanks. I should hear back soon from them anyways though, not expecting to get in, but who knows, just maybe I'll be able to remain a Terp.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 19, 2007, 07:28:06 PM
officially joined waitlist today...just FYI
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on May 19, 2007, 07:33:01 PM
officially joined waitlist today...just FYI

Welcome to the club.  Did your letter indicate when you'd get a look-in?

FYI, I was WL'd in Feb, letter said WL would be reviewed regularly starting May, no news as yet.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 19, 2007, 07:42:24 PM
same letter.
letter also said all decisions made by 7/31 (in umd talk..this means early august ;))

looking at listing for UMD for last years Law school numbers webdiste..indeed..the last person got off the waitlist in late july.


we know that hey have alredy started dipping into the waitlist as one person here has said he has already been accepted off the regular waitlist...he said he got the call may 8th.which is consistent.

since the continued interest form asaked for a phone number..and the guy who got off the regular waitlist heard by phone...i think they want to do these by phone

look at it this way...the more time that goes by the greater %chance of hearign the next day (also because the later its gets..the more people who are accepted pull out..etc...
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 19, 2007, 07:48:56 PM
oh my interpretation's of the part where they say they don't rank their waitlist b.c its rolling admissions.

they dont rank it b/c they dont yet know (then they wrote that letter) how many more people were going to be added to the waitlist (b.c of the rolling admissions) and what they would be like..so they cant rank that the partial waitlist that they have because that ranking would be meaningless as it wouldn't include lots of people who aren't yet on it.


someone else said it means its ranked by application date..i doubt this..



Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 21, 2007, 12:23:32 PM
on second thought...


just got confirmation from the UMD admissions office of how the waitlist works.

people are pulled off by the order they sent in their form comfirming thier wiatlist placement.

i guess i have very little chance..

but good news for some others on the board....


edit:  last year LSN shows someone getting in at UMD off the waitlist on 6/29/06...if the waitlist worked the same way last year( people got notified by phone starting in may based on when they wer put on the waitlist and no otehr factor)..that means a whole lot of people probably got in off the waitlist.


second edit: actually..as i post later..it appears there is evidence the waitlist did work differently last year

so i was brave enough to ask UMD how the waitlist works...anyone want ot be brave enough to ask UMD what % of still interested people got accepted off the waitlist last year?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 22, 2007, 04:33:41 AM
i cant see how they would pull people off soley by when they returned their wl form....some people have gotten off and they deff got+sent in their wl form later than me.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: B212bb on May 22, 2007, 09:12:19 AM
well there is only one way to find out...call or email them.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 22, 2007, 02:55:56 PM
i cant see how they would pull people off soley by when they returned their wl form....some people have gotten off and they deff got+sent in their wl form later than me.


the rule doesnt apply to the priority waitlist...true a lot of them may have sent in their forms latr than you but they are on a different list

there is only 1 person here on this board who got pulled off later than may 1 (when they started the regular waitlist)
and there is nobody on the LSN site who lists being pulled off the waitlist later than may 1..which means they if they were pulled off they were priority..b/c the waitlist didn't start till may 1.

its ceritnly possible what your saying (and that UMD is giving misinformation...as usual)..but how do you know that?


in a seprate vain YOU SHOULD PROBLY MAKE SURE THE FORM DINT GET LOST IN THE MAIL OR SOMTHING
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 23, 2007, 01:14:48 PM
can you be sure all the wl'ed - accepted people were on the priority one?  I saw how some were, but not all detailed which list they were on.  Also, are you going off of last year's cycle info at all?  That might give you a larger population.  And thanks for the concern, but i made sure, via delivery confirmatioin, that it got to the office.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: megs2828 on May 23, 2007, 08:22:53 PM
I'm joining your chat. I'm waitlisted at Maryland as well (and UPenn, Wash U in St. Louis, & UNC) Here I thought Md would be more of a safety school -especially being instate and going to UMD undergrad. Guess Not!!

My letter said the waitlist would be reviewed in July. Is there really a priority waitlist at MD?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: B212bb on May 23, 2007, 08:26:52 PM
July! Damn thats late, mine said they would start reviewing in May. From what everybody is saying, there is a priority waitlist. I like you am also a Terp, don't think that matters to them too much, although you being an actual Maryland resident should help your case. I know a guy with only a 158 LSAT who got in, so maybe ur chances are good-but then again, I dunno. I just have my fingers crossed that I can stay in this state.



I'm joining your chat. I'm waitlisted at Maryland as well (and UPenn, Wash U in St. Louis, & UNC) Here I thought Md would be more of a safety school -especially being instate and going to UMD undergrad. Guess Not!!

My letter said the waitlist would be reviewed in July. Is there really a priority waitlist at MD?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 23, 2007, 08:28:48 PM
I'm joining your chat. I'm waitlisted at Maryland as well (and UPenn, Wash U in St. Louis, & UNC) Here I thought Md would be more of a safety school -especially being instate and going to UMD undergrad. Guess Not!!

My letter said the waitlist would be reviewed in July. Is there really a priority waitlist at MD?

You must have gotten into some other quality schools then if you go wl at all those schools...youd really go to MD over them?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: megs2828 on May 23, 2007, 08:33:11 PM
July! Damn thats late, mine said they would start reviewing in May. From what everybody is saying, there is a priority waitlist. I like you am also a Terp, don't think that matters to them too much, although you being an actual Maryland resident should help your case. I know a guy with only a 158 LSAT who got in, so maybe ur chances are good-but then again, I dunno. I just have my fingers crossed that I can stay in this state.



Have you looked at the class statistic chart on the website? Wide, wide range of GPA/LSAT accepted at Maryland... I'm in their highest boxes but still waitlisted... in-state tuition would be nice

Has anyone officially gotten a letter that says "Priority Wait List" or something to that effect??...maybe I'm being optimistic but I really think it's one big waitlist 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 23, 2007, 08:34:16 PM
no there is a priority waitlist.  100% sure about this.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: B212bb on May 23, 2007, 08:35:46 PM
LOL, well if you're in their highest box and waitlisted and in-state and I'm only waitlisted...You're gonna take my spot ;)





Have you looked at the class statistic chart on the website? Wide, wide range of GPA/LSAT accepted at Maryland... I'm in their highest boxes but still waitlisted... in-state tuition would be nice

Has anyone officially gotten a letter that says "Priority Wait List" or something to that effect??...maybe I'm being optimistic but I really think it's one big waitlist 
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Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: megs2828 on May 23, 2007, 08:38:41 PM
I'm clearly new with this quote thing b/c I somehow quoted my own response

An In-State tuition option would be nice...

I sent in deposits to GW & American but I'm holding out for Penn. I really would consider MD over GW and American though..not the other ones I'm waitlisted at though..what an annoying process
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: megs2828 on May 23, 2007, 08:42:05 PM
Don't mean to push the issue but why did my letter say the wait-list is not ranked?

no there is a priority waitlist.  100% sure about this.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 23, 2007, 08:48:29 PM
its not....within your tier of waitlists.

also, and i can honestly say this is not based on my self interested desire to get off the waitlist, i recommend you go to GWU over UMD.

Employment rate for GWU is 93.4% at graduation and  98.3% at 9 months with median income of $125,000.

MD is 80.7% at graduation and 98.3% at 9 months with a median income of $70,000.

Huge diff.  Even at full price id take GWU over MD.

Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: megs2828 on May 23, 2007, 09:08:42 PM
I'm kind of bitter about Maryland anyway...I don't know how I'm waitlisted at the University of Pennsylvania and at the University of Maryland...that just doesn't add up to me

And finding out that I'm not even on the priority waitlist makes me even more unhappy with them!! haha... you can have my spot
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 23, 2007, 09:12:44 PM
its prob yield protection.

If you have very high numbers for a school, they think that they are a safety school for you and wl you to bump up their yield %.

Id stay on if you have ties to the area ei kids, husband, job lined up.  Otherwise, i think its crazy not to go to GWU or any of your wl'ed schools over md as well (maybe not UNC).
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 24, 2007, 08:15:10 PM
can you be sure all the wl'ed - accepted people were on the priority one?  I saw how some were, but not all detailed which list they were on.  Also, are you going off of last year's cycle info at all?  That might give you a larger population.  And thanks for the concern, but i made sure, via delivery confirmation, that it got to the office.

good point!

it seems according to LSN that people last year who got in off the waitlist after may 1st(and thus were probably on the regular waitlist) seem to have been accepted at random points...with NO correlation to when they APPLIED (and thus probably not to when they put in their forms to stay on the waitlist..as ppl probly do this pretty much immediately)
e being pulled off in the order that they received their forms..or it worked differently last year.

i guess either MD is not being fully honest about people not being puled off the waitlist in the order they were put on it...OR the waitlist worked differently last year.

either way..there is no direct evidence from THIS year to indicate they are lying.


there are a lot of people on LSN from last year who list as waitlist from last year and only a couple that say WL accepted or Waitlist rejected..so its hard to tell.


Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 29, 2007, 02:21:00 PM
spoke to md admissions today by phone (more anonymous that way)

they told me two interesting things

1.  the waitlist statistics vary widely from year to year so last years' statistics arn't a good predictor of this years' (i dont know how much i believe this statement..but enough so i wont try to get last years stats though some kind of state freedom of info act)

2. as of when i called...they are sortng through seat deopist to find out how many seats they have open...they wont be taking anybody off the waitlist for a while
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on May 29, 2007, 03:02:24 PM
I bet that due to the jump in rankings, they will have more matriculate = less off the waitlist.  Not looking good.

Freedom if information act to obtain waitlist info??  Thats a first haha.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on May 29, 2007, 03:11:15 PM
I bet that due to the jump in rankings, they will have more matriculate = less off the waitlist.  Not looking good.

Freedom if information act to obtain waitlist info??  Thats a first haha.

that is an advantage of MD being a public U

i dont know all the details of the public records code here in md (ive only filed one a couple of times) the state public records codes usually apply to government againces in the executive branches of the state (the board of regents and u system would probly  count)...there are a number of exceptions for legaly classifiedc info or infor on on ongoing investigation..etc

i dont see how last years stats would fit any of the well known exceptions

i dont know if your skeptical or just surpised...if the latter...go ahead and try:

usallly you just have to write a letter asking for specific info and pay a nominal admin fee.

in md they have 30 days to tell you whether they will comply or whther they think that info is exempt or classified
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on June 06, 2007, 11:00:24 PM
Anyone know if Maryland has a second deposit date, and if so when?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: ncccippy on June 06, 2007, 11:05:03 PM
I was taken off the waitlist and only had one $500 payment.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on June 06, 2007, 11:19:22 PM
I was taken off the waitlist and only had one $500 payment.

Thanks..I called admissions a few days ago, and the word was that they had "more than enough deposits" at the time.  I was hoping a second deposit date would trigger some openings...not looking good :(
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 01:41:28 AM
Thanks..I called admissions a few days ago, and the word was that they had "more than enough deposits" at the time.  I was hoping a second deposit date would trigger some openings...not looking good :(
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they told me the same thing last week  :(
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 07, 2007, 04:36:41 AM
Anyone know if Maryland has a second deposit date, and if so when?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 07, 2007, 10:19:07 AM
I was taken off the waitlist and only had one $500 payment.

Thanks..I called admissions a few days ago, and the word was that they had "more than enough deposits" at the time.  I was hoping a second deposit date would trigger some openings...not looking good :(

Yea, as i predicted, based on the fact that no one has been pulled off the regular list yet, I dont think many people are going to be pulled this yr.  They have a very small class to begin with and the fact that they went up in rankings im sure sent a lot of people on the fence to send in deposits.

This sucks....i need to start looking for housing soon at my backup school if MD doesn't end up pulling me off.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 03:43:44 PM
the way some schools deposits work is that they are refundable paritally up to some date..and after that date not refundable any more....

that date may cause a bunch of people to withdraw if there is one...


OTOH...maybe their seat deposit is wholly unrefundable...


im begining to think the way it works is that the best schools can make their waitlist decisions first...then when people know they can withdraw from lower schools..and then those schools can make decisions..even the schools have to deal with the pecking order
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on June 07, 2007, 03:52:10 PM
no there is a priority waitlist.  100% sure about this.

I'm on the priority waitlist, so yes, it exists.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 04:04:05 PM
gee thats weird...how was nccipy taken off the regular waitlist while Huntington is still on the priority one?

thats really weird..esp given that shortly after they took nccipy of they say they have the waitlist on hold b/c they have a lot of deposits!
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 07, 2007, 05:20:15 PM
maybe he/shes a urm.  Diversity gets diff criteria for wl pulls at a lot of schools.  if a school's population is lacking say latinos, then they will go to the wl and pull someone that will bring up the school's medians for that particular diversity.  Schools wont admit they do this, but they do.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: ncccippy on June 07, 2007, 05:24:11 PM
well if davis lets me off of their waitlist then someone can have my spot.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 05:26:41 PM
well if davis lets me off of their waitlist then someone can have my spot.


dont worry...its not personal were just annoyed at the school..no guilt k?  :)

maybe he/shes a urm.  Diversity gets diff criteria for wl pulls at a lot of schools.  if a school's population is lacking say latinos, then they will go to the wl and pull someone that will bring up the school's medians for that particular diversity.  Schools wont admit they do this, but they do.

good theory
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: ncccippy on June 07, 2007, 05:29:08 PM
lets all hug. :D
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on June 07, 2007, 05:32:32 PM
maybe he/shes a urm.  Diversity gets diff criteria for wl pulls at a lot of schools.  if a school's population is lacking say latinos, then they will go to the wl and pull someone that will bring up the school's medians for that particular diversity.  Schools wont admit they do this, but they do.

This whole system is ridiculously unpredictable and cruel. So much for soft factors.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 07, 2007, 05:52:34 PM
srsly.....i get wl at md after offering them all but my first born, but accepted at a school ranked higher than them with money ??? (not temple)
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Sam P. Huntington on June 07, 2007, 06:03:47 PM
srsly.....i get wl at md after offering them all but my first born, but accepted at a school ranked higher than them with money ??? (not temple)

It's all very bizarre.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 07:54:51 PM
srsly.....i get wl at md after offering them all but my first born, but accepted at a school ranked higher than them with money ??? (not temple)

though your still considering temple over that school..whats so great about temple..trial advocacy ranking? just curious

lets all hug. :D

(hug)

Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 07:58:55 PM
maybe he/shes a urm.  Diversity gets diff criteria for wl pulls at a lot of schools.  if a school's population is lacking say latinos, then they will go to the wl and pull someone that will bring up the school's medians for that particular diversity.  Schools wont admit they do this, but they do.

OTOH...even though affirmative action in admission by giving bonus' to students in admission for their ethnicity has been upheld....having direct quotas has been rejected (the 2003 SCOTUS affirmative action cases isseud together)..so if they do exactly what you said it would be unconstitutional.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 07, 2007, 09:08:37 PM
srsly.....i get wl at md after offering them all but my first born, but accepted at a school ranked higher than them with money ??? (not temple)

though your still considering temple over that school..whats so great about temple..trial advocacy ranking? just curious

lets all hug. :D

(hug)



lots of money.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 07, 2007, 09:24:07 PM
srsly.....i get wl at md after offering them all but my first born, but accepted at a school ranked higher than them with money ??? (not temple)

though your still considering temple over that school..whats so great about temple..trial advocacy ranking? just curious

lets all hug. :D

(hug)



lots of money.

ah
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: pinkisthenewlawschool on June 10, 2007, 11:22:37 PM
Hmm I'm really bored so I read back through this. I got accepted off the priority waitlist April 30th, and I applied to Maryland Jan. 13, and got the waitlist letter February 2, pretty much a week after they requested my LSDAS report.

The only reason I'm commenting again is because they stated in the waitlist letter that they would pull people off in the order that they sent their apps in. I think the Feb. 2 letters were the last batch of priority waitlists, and I seriously got my letter right after I applied, so I assumed that I was on the very very bottom of the list.

However, reading over these comments, it does seem like they pulled off the waitlist out of the order of when the applications were sent in, so there must be other considerations. I'm not URM, by the way, but I was very very borderline with my numbers, and I wouldn't have been surprised if I were just accepted instead of waitlisted.

I don't know that this really helps anyone, but I just thought I'd let ya know. And yeah, it's bizarre what schools I got into, and what schools I got waitlisted at. I got into Colorado, was flat out rejected at Illinois, waitlisted at BC, BU, Arizona and Maryland. Arizona had been my top choice, and they waited soooo long to get back to me just to tell me I had been waitlisted!

Anyway, good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 10, 2007, 11:32:11 PM
Hmm I'm really bored so I read back through this. I got accepted off the priority waitlist April 30th, and I applied to Maryland Jan. 13, and got the waitlist letter February 2, pretty much a week after they requested my LSDAS report.

The only reason I'm commenting again is because they stated in the waitlist letter that they would pull people off in the order that they sent their apps in. I think the Feb. 2 letters were the last batch of priority waitlists, and I seriously got my letter right after I applied, so I assumed that I was on the very very bottom of the list.

However, reading over these comments, it does seem like they pulled off the waitlist out of the order of when the applications were sent in, so there must be other considerations. I'm not URM, by the way, but I was very very borderline with my numbers, and I wouldn't have been surprised if I were just accepted instead of waitlisted.

I don't know that this really helps anyone, but I just thought I'd let ya know. And yeah, it's bizarre what schools I got into, and what schools I got waitlisted at. I got into Colorado, was flat out rejected at Illinois, waitlisted at BC, BU, Arizona and Maryland. Arizona had been my top choice, and they waited soooo long to get back to me just to tell me I had been waitlisted!

Anyway, good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!

and good luck to you at law school fair citizen!...gluck to us all
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 16, 2007, 10:07:03 AM
wow....any updates?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on June 21, 2007, 04:17:42 PM
In case you hadn't noticed, it appears some people have received calls recently.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,87808.285.html

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,89826.0.html

Anyone else?

Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 21, 2007, 04:38:28 PM
very good news for Booyakasha2..and who knows..maybe even me
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 21, 2007, 05:42:05 PM
i hope so.  im beginning to realize how much id miss my hometown.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Vulture on June 25, 2007, 03:10:14 AM
still sitting on the priority waitlist
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 25, 2007, 09:44:48 AM
crazy...more people on the priority waitlist (vulture) despite at least one confrimed guy off the regular waitlist (and now two others..who we dont really know which waitlist they were on)
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 25, 2007, 03:05:12 PM
yea this is stinking....ive got to start making my housing arrangements up at Princeton soon....
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on June 25, 2007, 05:55:29 PM
yea this is stinking....ive got to start making my housing arrangements up at Princeton soon....

heh..doing space law up there ;)
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: fastmachines on June 26, 2007, 04:28:51 PM
Regular waitlist here. Found out mid-April, and sent LOCI and additional recommendation, and of course still waiting to hear back. July 31st is only a little more than a month away. My theory is that a lot of waitlist movement will occur in July, since their deadline for having the waitlist forms is early July.

Anyway, keeping my fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on June 30, 2007, 11:53:36 PM
word on the grapevine is that the class is full and they dont anticipate pulling anyone off the wl unless someone drops off last minute.  Word of advice for all....make some contingency plans.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on July 01, 2007, 02:11:38 AM
word on the grapevine is that the class is full and they dont anticipate pulling anyone off the wl unless someone drops off last minute.  Word of advice for all....make some contingency plans.

heh..if you dont have any contingency plans b/c you were counting on getting in off a witlist...you dont deserve to be in law school
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: rt1440 on July 13, 2007, 09:22:56 PM
I'm still sitting on the waitlist too.  Went ahead and confirmed my full ride at Ubalt and got myself an apartment in w. baltimore so that way there's still a glimmer of hope that I can join UMD even if they take me at the absolute last second.   And if they don't I will press my luck and apply to transfer.  Is there really anything else we can do but wait and see? Is there even still a chance?

I'm on the regular waitlist too. They got my app in November but I guess they lied about admitting people based on when they applied. This isn't good, huh... :-\

Hopefully everyone's contingency plans still make them happy.

(oh yeah, i may be unfamiliar.. i posted here as a newbie last fall and applied to a bunch of schools, then went to work in England for a while and now I am back in MD..and LSD. So hi again, all.:) )
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on July 13, 2007, 09:34:20 PM
through different reliable sources, the class is now full and supposedly has been for a while.  Im a little bit upset they havent sent anything for those still waiting.  The only way spots will open up is if people drop off last minute.  They only way that will happen (to a significant degree) is if some students get pulled off waitlists to schools such as...GW, GMU, Georgetown, etc.  Those schools are basically done pulling from their waitlists....so basically it looks like things are wrapped up for this cycle at MD.  Gluck where ever ou all end up going....i think I will be pretty happy in New Jersey. 
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on July 14, 2007, 07:34:38 PM
through different reliable sources, the class is now full and supposedly has been for a while.  Im a little bit upset they havent sent anything for those still waiting.  The only way spots will open up is if people drop off last minute.  They only way that will happen (to a significant degree) is if some students get pulled off waitlists to schools such as...GW, GMU, Georgetown, etc.  Those schools are basically done pulling from their waitlists....so basically it looks like things are wrapped up for this cycle at MD.  Gluck where ever ou all end up going....i think I will be pretty happy in New Jersey. 


i tend to agree that its over

but its seems silly to say you have 'various reliable sources' and then not say what any of them are
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: Booyakasha2 on July 14, 2007, 08:27:39 PM
my word is gospel.  that should be enough.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: gershonw on July 14, 2007, 10:16:05 PM
my word is gospel.  that should be enough.

cute
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: fastmachines on July 18, 2007, 12:15:37 PM
Just called today, and they told me they are going to be sending out their decisions in a week, snail mail.
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: superrob-rp7 on July 18, 2007, 04:35:28 PM
Just called today, and they told me they are going to be sending out their decisions in a week, snail mail.


Do you know if this is for everyone on the waitlist, or are they going to leave a few on for last-minute withdrawals?
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: fastmachines on July 19, 2007, 08:20:42 AM
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Just called today, and they told me they are going to be sending out their decisions in a week, snail mail.


Do you know if this is for everyone on the waitlist, or are they going to leave a few on for last-minute withdrawals?

I didn't ask about the last-minute withdrawals, and am not sure how that works. I am assuming everybody is going to get some type of notice regarding their application status next week.

I guess telling them that I am willing to enroll last minute would be a bit desperate...
Title: Re: Waitlisted @ Maryland
Post by: megs2828 on July 23, 2007, 10:49:31 AM
Spoke with Maryland today. Primarily repetitive info.... they said they have enough seat deposits to fill the class and are currently deciding whether or not to release the waitlist all together :( kind of a bummer.