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The Most Impressive Way to get off WL

SilentSwirl

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2007, 10:47:56 PM »
You could always say that you were Time Magazine's person of the year for 2006...

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html

The first true 'gutsy' idea, and one that is actually do-able. Did you try it? The worst that could happen is they could reject you, which they might do anyway.

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2007, 06:44:12 AM »
Good topic.

I was under the impression that additional letters were bad, unless you had something to add.  Now, I plan on writing a continued interest letter to my deferred school highlighting the reasons I want to go.  Maybe I'll be ballsy enough to drop it off in person.

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2007, 07:53:42 AM »
bump

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2007, 08:36:21 AM »
I've been considering sending a poem or series of haikus to one of my waitlist schools ... just to see what happens

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2007, 09:27:00 AM »
DO IT!!!  ;D

Seriously, adcoms must see the most ridiculous stuff around this time of year.

Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2007, 05:31:23 PM »
tag. I'm on four WLs.  :-\

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2007, 06:33:30 PM »
....and I just got WL on by my #1.  *cry.*

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2007, 06:43:53 PM »
I'm guessing that anything too creative / "impressive" / original (such as haikus) are just going to make them annoyed and send you to the rejection bin. Schools usually have a quite long wait list for a very few spots (Rutgers-N admitted approx 12 people off the wait list last cycle). Best way would probably be to retake the LSAT, second best just emphasis your desire to stay, maybe reinforce this point by being honest enough to say that "I was rejected from <good school>, but have gotten an offer from <little less good school>" etc, to actually show that they ARE your first choice.

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Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2007, 05:50:33 AM »
....and I just got WL on by my #1.  *cry.*

Oooh, ouch, sorry gratif  :(

Re: The Most Impressive Way to get off WL
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2007, 03:07:26 PM »
This is what a man did to get off the waitlist (a few years ago)... UVA Law put him on the waitlist, and when he was sitting at a bus stop near the law school in Charlottesville he heard a guy talking about how he had planned on going to UVA Law the next year but was going to have to drop out becuase his father was sick.  The waitlisted guy asked for the man's name, went straight to the admissions office and said "I just talked to Joe Schmo and he isn't coming here anymore, can I have his spot".  ANd they let him in.  True story.