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Roger Williams Waitlist Question

Roger Williams Waitlist Question
« on: May 02, 2009, 04:14:07 PM »
Hello all, RWU waitlist question here.

The short of it is that I have a 148/ 3.4 with 3 graduate A's. I was placd on the RWU waitlist the other day.
My question is, given their class profile for 2008 (25% of the students had a 149 or below), what are my chances of acceptance if I write a LOCI and get an additional letter of recommandation?

Re: Roger Williams Waitlist Question
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 07:31:09 PM »
Better than if you don't.

Nobody can quantify your odds, especially this year. But when it comes to waitlists, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Numbers do still matter; but by the time they look at the wait list, their primary concern is picking students who will enroll if admitted. If they're your first choice, tell them. If you know an RW alumnus, ask him to write a letter on your behalf. Convince them that you're an easy "yes" and they'll be more likely to call you than someone with comparable numbers who hasn't kept in touch. (And you'd be surprised how many applicants don't.)