« on: June 25, 2007, 11:42:18 PM »
Nobody said never. You made the positive claim and I asked for the grounds for said claim.
Moreover, per the last post of yours, it does not strengthen your claim that he is qualified. I doubt anybody would disagree with that, as a waitlist is a statement from the school that the person is qualified, but not allowed to matriculate because of space.
The issue here doesn't concern the definition of the term "waitlist". The issue is whether or not the OP is more likely to get off those waitlists than someone who hasn't had as good a track record this cycle. Additionally, although schools make their decisions using their own unique criteria, those decisions are by no means made in a vacuum. Furthermore, if the OP had been rejected by all of the T20 schools that he applied to except for one then I would have argued that his chances of getting in off that single T20 waitlist would have been bad. Fortunately, this is not the case and a pattern has emerged leading me to conclude that the OP is at the top of his waitlists. If you're going to argue against this then please don't say "nothing is guaranteed" because everyone knows that. Please make arguments based on evidence in this case and not on general principles such as "you cannot predict the future". By the way, have you ever noticed how a guy can become a chick magnet instantly if he's already with a hot woman? My theory about the OP being at the top of his waitlists is based on this same principle.
I'm not going to even bother with your nonsense.
OP: I hope you get off a waitlist, if that's what you want. Don't get your hopes up (it's late in the cycle). You are on the waitlist, after all, so there is a chance. Just don't lose sight of the chance and make your decisions with this in mind. Good luck.
Don't dismiss what I have to say especially since you have no evidence to the contrary. You can go F#U*C&K yourself!