« on: February 01, 2006, 10:57:37 AM »
Okay so I am currently on two waitlists from schools in the 20-30 range. Obviously, I am banking on withdrawals. Since each person is now applying to more schools, more students will be rejecting schools as well. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that schools are likely to go to their waitlists if their percentage of people who accept their admission offers do in fact go down.
That being said, someone who is going to go to HYS but still applied to all the T14s is going to start withdrawing from those T14s. People who are on the waitlists on T14 schools will get bumped up when enough people reject their admissions offers because they end up going to higher ranked schools. This opens up spots on the waiting lists from schools on the next level down...and so on and so on.
So the best way for everyone to find out where they are going at some point before August is to have people at the top withdraw as soon as they know for sure they are not going to a specific school. If they do that, then the cycle I described above will begin and people at all levels will be bumped up.
Does this make sense or am I moron who has nothing to do at work today?