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Freelover

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Waitlisted at three schools.  I really want to ask them why I am waitlisted and see what I can do to make up or explain somthing.
Is it wise to do so? Any advice please?
Thanks!

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 02:59:44 PM »
Put it into your LOCI: Please feel free to contact me if there are any specific concerns you might have about my application.

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 03:00:20 PM »
Waitlisted at three schools.  I really want to ask them why I am waitlisted and see what I can do to make up or explain somthing.
Is it wise to do so? Any advice please?
Thanks!

I think that's fine as long as it doesn't come across as feeling a sense of entitlement...  Make sure you emphasize that you are looking for specific concerns they may have that you could alleviate.   :)

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 03:10:26 PM »
Thank you guys! I have just put that sentence into my LOCI to Yale.

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 03:13:20 PM »
Thank you guys! I have just put that sentence into my LOCI to Yale. :)

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 06:32:38 PM »
Thank you guys! I have just put that sentence into my LOCI to Yale.

Yale is almost certainly not going to take anyone off the waitlist.

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 09:27:50 AM »
Thank you guys! I have just put that sentence into my LOCI to Yale.

Yale is almost certainly not going to take anyone off the waitlist.

You must be a hit at parties!

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2008, 11:39:46 AM »
I think it kind of depends on the school. I did that at Iowa and it led to me getting in, however, I'm not sure if a school like Yale wants people calling them about that. Still, I might call and see if I could talk to someone about it at least.

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Re: Is it wise to contact schools and ask them why I am waitlisted?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 11:44:27 AM »
I already know why I'm waitlisted unfortunately