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How do I get out of the waiting list?
« on: August 06, 2001, 11:17:51 AM »
I am currently on the waiting list for U.C Davis.  I called several times, even though they tild me not to.  What should I do?  That is the place that I really want to go to.
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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2002, 08:17:31 AM »
simply call them and ask them to remove your name from the wait list, that should work.

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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2002, 04:45:40 AM »
Send a letter detailing why you want to got to that school.  Be explicit and professional.  This goes a long way.

I came of a waiting list two weeks ago.

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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2003, 06:25:06 AM »
What type of letter did you send?


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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2003, 07:34:55 AM »
I also wanna know what kind of letter to send.  I am on the Widener wait list and am not sure how to get myself removed....

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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2003, 05:16:59 AM »
The letter thing does work....I just got accepted off the wait list.

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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2003, 05:59:13 AM »
Any ideas about how to get off the BYU wait list???

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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2003, 08:41:59 PM »
I am confused about Mary's reply:

simply call them and ask them to remove your name from the wait list, that should work.  
Posted by: jknight413

I would think that this would deter the admissions comittee from accepting the applicant, and it makes it seem like the prospective student doesn't even have any interest in the school anymore, maybe I am reading into this post incorrectly, but perhaps I am not  ???
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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2004, 12:24:53 PM »
Apparently, it did not work !!!

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Re: How do I get out of the waiting list?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2004, 01:57:53 AM »
I got into Duke off the waitlist.  My advice would be to contact the school A LOT - almost to the point where you feel like you're being a pain.  I contacted the Dean of Admissions every couple weeks to check in and let him know how interested I continued to be in attending Duke.  I sent in about 6 additional recommendations, a couple extra essays (informal email letters) on my other interests in Duke and law school that I wasn't able to convey in my original application, and I visited the school to meet with the admissions people.  Visiting is probably out at this point in the game, but the idea is to let them know that if they chose you, you would definitely attend.  They want to know that when they pick someone, they will be excited to attend and they will 100% accept the invitation.  Good luck guys.  I understand the waitlist pain.  Feel free to ask more questions.