Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

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Ryou
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Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

Postby Ryou » Mon May 10, 2010 9:42 pm

I am currently in at Emory and would be happy to attend the school. But I'm currently waitlisted at both Vandy and ND. If I got in at either I feel like I would have a very tough decision, but it probably leans towards the waitlisted schools. I'm not counting on anything, but I've heard a lot of stories about people getting off waitlists at the last second and switching schools in August/September even after their first law school started classes. I'm wondering how people manage this logistically.

Is it a granted that second tuition deposits are not binding and that applicants are always able to withdraw in favor of waitlist? Or do I have to make special arrangements to make sure the school knows I might withdraw even post second tuition deposit?

What is the best way to approach housing? I don't want to be bound to a lease and be committed for a silly reason like that, but I feel like I need to reserve a place now so I don't get shafted.

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Re: Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

Postby DerrickRose » Mon May 10, 2010 10:29 pm

People switch at the last minute because zOMG its Harvard or something. I don't know if its worth the hassle to jump from Emory to ND.

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Re: Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

Postby fwaam » Mon May 10, 2010 11:35 pm

Ryou wrote:Is it a granted that second tuition deposits are not binding and that applicants are always able to withdraw in favor of waitlist? Or do I have to make special arrangements to make sure the school knows I might withdraw even post second tuition deposit?


No, it's not granted, and yes, you need to check with Emory. With some schools, the first deposit is binding--you're required to withdraw from all other schools to which you've applied, including waitlists. Others may have the same policy for the second deposit. If you didn't sign a paper saying you'd withdrawn from everywhere else, though, you're probably good for now.

As far as housing, student-oriented places and apartment complexes often lease well in advance, but most other rentals (through a realtor, from individuals, etc.) don't. For instance, the place I'm in now, once I turned in my application I had to start the lease within two weeks. Which makes sense--they couldn't be expected to just keep it open for me. If you really want to ride the waitlist, you'd just have to look on craigslist rather than expecting to live in the dorms/popular student apartment complex. And you wouldn't want to put too much money down at your place in Atlanta.

The question really is how much difference it makes to you to move up. If you really want to go to Vandy/ND, push hard for it now by letting them know how interested you are. If you don't, withdraw. You really don't want to suddenly be accepted once classes have started at Emory.

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Re: Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

Postby Ryou » Tue May 11, 2010 1:02 am

I haven't heard anything from ND, but it seems Vandy won't be moving to the WL til June and Emory's second deposit is due on June 1st. So I guess I'll be sending an email into Emory.

I've already sent a LOCI to Vandy and even some additional materials I dunno how much more aggressive I can be until they start pulling names.

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Re: Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

Postby Always Credited » Tue May 11, 2010 1:14 am

I'd jump for Vandy, but not for ND.


Maybe its because ND didn't like my personal statement on the merits of abortion. They outright rejected me :lol: :lol:

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Re: Logistics of a Midnight Waitlist Ride?

Postby Gatriel » Tue May 11, 2010 11:33 am

I'm in the exact same situation. Good luck with your decision.




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