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Wait List / Re: Washington and Lee Waitlist
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:30:57 PM »
At least they took people last year, which is more than I can say for W&M.

I know for a fact W&M took people off the waitlist last year because a buddy of mine got in after getting WL'd (I think he got in around May but it could've been later in the summer, can't remember for sure now). Anyway, good luck with your waitlists!

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Wait List / Re: Hold at Case Western
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:09:17 PM »
Thanks!  I'm still not sure.  I'm waiting for my Case packet in the mail. The email mentioned financial aid but wasn't specific so I'm hoping there might be some money in the package. 

Actually, the only grants they give out are merit-based. I started filling out their financial aid paperwork a couple weeks ago and their application said the only need-based aid they provide is in the form of loans.

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Denials / Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
« on: April 06, 2005, 03:18:07 PM »
Any nominations?

I'll throw BC out there but I know thre are many others....

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Wait List / Re: Success with Continued Interest Letter
« on: April 06, 2005, 12:03:15 PM »
I will check in with them every two weeks or so throughout the summer however, either through phone calls or letters.

This may sound like a stupid question -- but what will you say when you begin updating them every two weeks or so during the summer? Just asking because I'm in the same boat...but I'm just not sure what I would tell them if I don't have any updates or anything new to report. At the same time though, I want to be persistent. But, there are only so many ways you can reiterate how much you love their school and want to go there. Any advice on how to handle this would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Wait List / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 03, 2005, 04:42:38 PM »
I am on hold at Maryland too.  Are you sure there is a difference between hold and waitlist?  Also what do you like about U of Maryland so much?

Yep, there definintely is a difference. I asked an admissions officer that very question (because I thought the letter was just a nice way of saying "you're waitlisted") and they told me it wasn't. They actually do have a waitlist and we're above that.

I've just really liked the faculty/staff/students I've met and the clinical program.

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Wait List / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 02, 2005, 08:37:50 PM »
Definitely -- but if you asked me that a couple months ago I would've said no way. I went to a UMD reception for admitted/hold students last month and really liked what I saw, and followed that up with a campus visit -- and came away from both feeling like the school was a good fit. The students and faculty I met were pretty laid back and really helpful.

BUT, that said, I'll have to see how it plays out. I'm also on a couple waitlists and also will have to make a decision about where to put down a deposit...cause until it's official, I'm not taking anything for granted.

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Wait List / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 02, 2005, 03:38:41 PM »
I'm also on hold and talked to an admissions officer about it because it wasn't really clear what my status was from reading the letter. Yes, it's better than -- and separate from -- the wait list. Basically, what it means is we would have been admitted had UMD reviewed our applications earlier. Like someone else pointed out, they admitted way too many people early in the cycle.

Their deposit deadline is April 15, so we should hear something after that. My guess is our chances are good...because otherwise, why would they even bother keeping an actual wait list? Plus how high is UMD's yield anyway? My guess is not very...

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Me too. I don't know whether mine are buried underneath a mountain of applications or they've been sitting in committee all this time because I'm relatively competitive (sure hope it's the latter, but who knows).

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Law School Applications / Waitlist Purgatory
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:59:08 AM »
I'm waitlisted at the school I really, really, really want to go to, and could have written an optional essay had I chosen to do so. While I should've written the essay when I sent in the app, do you think it would be a good idea to write it now and have them add it to my file? Thanks for your feedback....

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