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Waitlist notification subjective or not

Waitlist notification subjective or not
« on: March 20, 2007, 12:49:51 PM »
I haven't gotten a waitlist letter until today, so I'm a little hazy on the norms of waitlisting.

Is there a sliding scale of favorable/unfavorable waitlisting? Or are they pretty much always trying to keep you interested while not extending admission?

Any interpretations of this letter would be much appreciated:

Subject :  ABC Law School School Accept Hold

Dear Joseph:

Your file is complete and the Admission Committee is very impressed.  We would
like to offer you admission now but because you applied at the very end of the
process, we will not be accepting any more candidates until after April 15.  We
employ a rolling admissions process, which means that we accept candidates
throughout the admission season.  Applying at a later date puts everyone to some
disadvantage as most offers have been made by early March.  That does not mean
we will not consider candidates who apply in the later part of the admissions
season.  We most certainly do, but we ask that you be patient with us for a
little while.  We feel fairly confident that some spots will open up after April

We are very sorry that we cannot proceed with your admission to ABC Law now.
We will be back in touch later or you may email me at XX or call me
directly at XXX or on my cell at XXX.  Thank you for your
continued interest in ABC.   If I may be of assistance, please feel to
contact me at the above.

Kind regards,


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Re: Waitlist notification subjective or not
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 06:14:15 AM »
The WL I just got started with "We regret to inform you...", so yours is definitely much more upbeat!  Not sure if that means that you're on the top of their WL or their admissions staff is just very friendly.