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"Hold" vs. Waitlist

"Hold" vs. Waitlist
« on: March 30, 2006, 09:43:41 AM »
Which is better? And would I have heard by now if a school has my application on hold? What exactly does that mean for how they look at your application?

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Re: "Hold" vs. Waitlist
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2006, 10:39:51 AM »
I am deferred (on hold) at Lewis & Clark, and I don't know if it is better than a WL, but I can tell you that they told me I should receive a decision of some sort in late April/early May. I am sure the school wouldn't mind if you called to ask what kind of time line they are looking at!

Re: "Hold" vs. Waitlist
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2006, 10:48:03 AM »
Hold means they haven't made a decision on your application yet--they want to look at it later after they see what else they've got.

Waitlist means they have--you aren't getting in unless a lot of admitted people say "no."

Neither one is particularly good, but "hold" does mean you'll probably get a decision one way or the other sooner.  Although that decision might be "waitlist."

Some schools will hold your application without telling you.

Re: "Hold" vs. Waitlist
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2006, 12:45:39 PM »
thanks!