Sapphire was rude, but I do think that Trev came off pretty rude as well.
we have very similar cycles, npe. What are you thinking right now? Who's number one?
G-Dub's the favorite right now, but the free ride at UIUC is very tempting. I'm really hoping to get off one of these waitlists though. And of course, if NYU called tomorrow, I'd withdraw from everywhere else right away.
Right now, Illinois is in the top spot. I'm currently waiting on WUSTL to get a pulse again and send me a scholarship this week. That could change things. And the 4 waitlists, of course, which could be a gamechanger.
How long you planning on sticking out those waitlists?
I'm not sure. I don't think I'm gonna ride out UCLA's because the school is just too damn expensive, same with northwestern. It's really gonna come to Vandy and Michigan, and I'll probably stick it out for as long as they let me. But, in a strange way, I hope they don't call, because I still don't konw if I could go $180K in debt. It just blows my mind. I think, in the end, if either Vandy or Michigan call, I'll end up there, though. And I have a feeling one of them will.
Given up on Virginia?
NU is prohibitively expensive but if they called me today and accepted me I would be done and be happy with paying the price.
lol, tbh, i forgot about Virginia. They are a step below Vandy and Mich for my preferences, but I'd definitely be in if they called.
What's your waitlist strategy?
To be honest I really don't have one. Part of me hopes I will get in somewhere in May but if I don't get admitted somewhere by July 1st I won't stick on those lists much longer.
Of course part of me thinks I could also wait until the first week of August and I might be able to, but I will be pretty ticked to make a second deposit somewhere while waiting.
You are in a much better situation with Illinois than I am with Bama - I have the feeling I wouldn't feel comfortable going there unless I was sure I wasn't getting into Virginia/UT/Duke/GTown/Vanderbilt/NU.