« on: May 18, 2005, 02:42:32 PM »
I'm still pending as well, which I guess means I'm on hold. No word from them since my file was considered complete back in February. I already made my decision though, so I haven't given it too much thought recently. My thesis professor's wife is on the admissions committee at FSU Law and told me a while back when we were talking casually that the waitlist is an effort to weed out those who aren't completely committed to going to FSU. The idea is to let all the candidates who aren't way above or below the norm get all their decisions from other schools and see how many wait out FSU. For most, that means sending seat deposits to at least one other place while you wait. Most people, like myself, aren't willing to do that and instead withdraw early. If you can hold a spot in another school or wait only on FSU until the beginning of June, then they MIGHT want you there.
But it's definitely not a processing difficulty. They sort the applications (another process I was privy to) as soon as they come in the mail. If you think they're sitting around a table for hours a day, poring over the hold list applicants, you're dreaming.