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"On HOLD" vs. The Waitlist
« on: January 30, 2007, 06:44:04 PM »
Ok, after re-reading the "waitlist" email from the Asst. Dean of Admissions at UIUC, I realize that I too quickly made the assumption that the meaning of "On Hold" was the equivalent of a Waitlist. 

He said, and I quote: "We have placed you in the “HOLD” category of applicants who will be receiving a close second look.  When your application is reconsidered, you could be admitted, placed on a waiting list, or denied."

So it turns out this hold business is clearly not a waitlist.  So what does this mean? Are there many that fall into the "hold" category? 
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Re: "On HOLD" vs. The Waitlist
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 08:19:21 PM »
Ok, after re-reading the "waitlist" email from the Asst. Dean of Admissions at UIUC, I realize that I too quickly made the assumption that the meaning of "On Hold" was the equivalent of a Waitlist. 

He said, and I quote: "We have placed you in the “HOLD” category of applicants who will be receiving a close second look.  When your application is reconsidered, you could be admitted, placed on a waiting list, or denied."

So it turns out this hold business is clearly not a waitlist.  So what does this mean? Are there many that fall into the "hold" category? 

send a letter of continuing interest asap. you will prolly get in. ;)
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Re: "On HOLD" vs. The Waitlist
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 08:27:45 PM »
I think she was referring to the OP's particular situation at UIUC considering his stats.

Oh, okay. In that case, let me delete my irrelevant post.

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Re: "On HOLD" vs. The Waitlist
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 10:58:49 PM »
Thanks for responding guys.  Well I guess that's a little bit more comforting to know that it's a deferral rather than a waitlist.  And yes ma'am Miss Celies... Will do  :) 
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