Is there any explanation for this?
I was complete in November, with a 165 and 3.4 from an ivy league school, only to receive a letter at the end of February stating: "Based on your personal statement and outstanding academic accomplishments the Committee has designated you as a student who we have a high interest in admitting to the full-time fall class and nominating for available scholarship monies." The letter then invited me to their admitted students open house in April, and indicated that they would have all of their decisions made by then. In response, I emailed them saying I would attend the open house.
Last week, I still hadn't heard from them, so I sent them another email reiterating my interest in Rutgers and asking if they could anticipate when a decision would be made on my application. They never acknowledged receiving my email. Instead, eight days later they sent me a letter wait-listing me! The language is similar to the original letter, but now with a different spin: "The Committee has designated you as an individual we would like to admit should space become available. You therefore have been placed on a Wait List."
So, what happened between the end of February and the end of March that dropped me from scholarship consideration to not even getting a spot?
It looks a little funny on law school numbers (I'm teeks): http://lawschoolnumbers.com/search_schools.php?action=search&cycle=5&school_code=2092&sort=index_number&order=d&application_type=0