Everyone told me I wouldn't have a shot at most schools that I applied to with my numbers. So far, I am doing well.
Thomas jefferson- Accepted w/scholarship
La Verne- accepted w/scholarship
Western State- Rejected ( Bizaree because TJ is supposed to be way harder to get into)
Chapman- MY reach. WAITLISTED.. All the admission calculators said I had no chance. In fact, I forgot which one, but one calculator said I have .01 chance. Most that I talked said I have no chance and why waste my app fee? Because I believe I had a chance. Looks like chapman sees something positive in me not to reject me right away atleast. I know, waitlists are tough to get off of.
Any recommendations on what I can do to increase my chances of getting off waitlist?
1) Letter of Continued Interest
2) Updated grades/Resume/Anything updateable
3) Additional Letter of Rec.
4) A writing sample (if they'll take it).
Congrats on a nice cycle.
Will do that. Does anyone know the (percentile)chance one has when placed on waitlist? I know its tough to put an exact number on it, I was just curious.
QUESTION: Is it better to be waitlisted than deferred? I was told being waitlisted means they see strength in you as a candidate but deferral means that they do not feel you are a strong candidate for the term you applied for. Is this correct?