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Waitlisted at top 5 schools.

Waitlisted at top 5 schools.
« on: April 24, 2004, 04:54:53 PM »
I have been waitlisted at Yale, NYU, Columbia and Chicago. I was also waitlisted at Stanford and Michigan, but withdrew my applications there because I got into Penn and want to stay on the East Coast (except maybe if I get into Chicago).

Can anyone advise as to how the waitlists are used at these specific schools, or what additional information might help my chances (e.g. a letter saying they are my top choices, etc.)?

Any anecdotal information would also be helpful.

Incidentally, I applied to Harvard as well and have not heard a peep out of them, at all. Anyone else in a similar position?


Re: Waitlisted at top 5 schools.
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 01:38:16 AM »
Try to arrange for an interview with some Professors at your waitlisted schools. And see how it goes.

Re: Waitlisted at top 5 schools.
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2004, 08:02:42 AM »
Well from what I've been told sending in new rec's help a lot and a letter along with a new writing sample is also helpful.  I had a friend who was deferred and got in after doing that and of course a call stating your interest doesn't hurt either.
best of luck.