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dsong02

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waitlists: someone please clarify something for me...
« on: April 22, 2004, 10:34:22 AM »
it seems that there are a lot of users presenting questions about waitlists.  i wanted to know, overall, what are the chances of a candidate actually getting accepted after being waitlisted? 

is it school dependent? 
is it completely dependent on the people who accept the invitation to attend?

is there a general percentage of people who are on waitlists that eventually attain acceptance?  10%?  15%  2%? 

im curious because it seems like people are really trying to bank on waitlists.  i was under the assumption that if you are waitlisted, it usually means 'you are a good candidate and meet our admissions criteria, but not for our school.  choose another school.' 

is it even worth stressing about?  ...its like giving a guy blueballs (unless youre a smurf...then it probably turns a different color).
'why does it hurt so much when i poke it?'

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Re: waitlists: someone please clarify something for me...
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 03:02:44 PM »
I don't know this for a fact, but I heard that Wake Forest didn't take ANYONE from their waitlist last year.