Yeah, that sucks. In my opinion, people should take a waitlist as meaning they've been denied. That way you won't be disappointed, as wait lists are generally very long, and few students are eventually admitted.On the other hand, if you do get in somewhere you've been waitlisted, thinking it was a lost cause will make it all the sweeter.Definitely sucks about your situation, and all the time and money you spent trying to convince them to take you off the waitlist. I certainly feel for you.ZAP
It's really a disgrace. Of course, I'm mostly ticked off b/c I know myself and my abilities, and I know the kind of school at which I'd succeed. I busted my tail in undergrad and during five yrs of work and have only one tier 2 acceptance to show for it. This whole process stinks. I hope I can change my attitude before orientation. I know I need to.