Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

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hous
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Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

Postby hous » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:07 pm

Whats the best to be on and why?

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Re: Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

Postby dissonance1848 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:10 pm

If you are deferred on Hold, then you are heading to WL, but with a very slim chance of acceptance. Some people write insane Letters of Continued Interest and essays and get in, but I would bet on heading to WL.

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Re: Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

Postby hawkeye22 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:11 pm

I think that hold is best. Its a group of applications they want to hold until the applicant/acceptance pool develops further. It probably means that you are right on the edge, and in a slightly better position than if you were waitlisted. A lot of hold applications will eventually wind up on the waitlist.

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Re: Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

Postby bp shinners » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:44 pm

I've got an article about it here: http://moststronglysupported.com/blog/l ... -the-hold/

That's got waitlist vs. hold; a deferral just means that they're going to (re)consider your application at a later date.

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Re: Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:44 pm

deferred/hold is the best. Waitlist is pretty much a soft rejection in 90% of the cases.

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Re: Whats the difference between Deferred on Hold and Waitlisted

Postby hous » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:07 pm

Awesome news for me, Im writing FSU a LOCI tonight!

Some schools have something they call an Alternate for Admissions. Is this considered Waitlist?




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