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basal

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Meaning of 'Waitlist'
« on: May 11, 2007, 09:09:13 PM »
what does it mean?

someone said, "it means that you're qualified, but there's no room"

seems like a lot of you have been WL'd.

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Re: Meaning of 'Waitlist'
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 01:16:08 PM »
what does it mean?

someone said, "it means that you're qualified, but there's no room"

seems like a lot of you have been WL'd.


It means "not now, maybe later."
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Re: Meaning of 'Waitlist'
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007, 05:10:41 PM »
It means there's a list and you're waiting on it. ;)

I think the number of people you actually get off the list varies from school to school, but it seems you are more likely to get a rejection than an acceptance...

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Re: Meaning of 'Waitlist'
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 05:23:53 PM »
It means "we are trying to be nice about rejecting you, but actually, we are screwing you more because we are falsely getting your hopes up when you have no shot in hell of getting in (at least not before it's too late for you to change your other plans)."

This was my message from Southwestern, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, New York Law School, and Suffolk.

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Re: Meaning of 'Waitlist'
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 05:25:10 PM »
It means that they'll settle for you if they have to, but they'd rather play the field for a little longer.

That's why I make sure to dump that b*tch before I waste any more of my time!
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Re: Meaning of 'Waitlist'
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007, 05:28:59 PM »
"only if we were the last two, stranded on a desert island, and for the sake of humanity..."