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Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:33 pm
by logicgamesbrah
This Friday I am visiting my #1 school that has waitlisted me. I am going on an hour tour which the website says is led by a student. Obviously I want to make it clear to the school that I am visiting and I want to attend. Is asking to meet with a person from the admissions counsel going too far? What do you guys think are the best ways I can make my presence known and express my interest in the school?

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:34 pm
by The Valkyrie
show up wearing all of that school's apparel, with a giant foam finger and carrying a boombox blasting the fight song on repeat.

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:35 pm
by Patriot1208
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Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:44 pm
by nativedelta
I wish I had. I just assumed I would never get into the school off its rather lengthy waitlist. As a result, I never visited the campus.

Lo and behold, I got in at the end of July and was given 24 hours to decide. Since I was 1200 miles away when I got the call, I couldn't get there to see the campus and meet with anyone. I ultimately decided to turn the offer down in favor of the school and scholarship I had already chosen (and visited).

I think it was a mistake.

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 pm
by fanmingrui
The Valkyrie wrote:show up wearing all of that school's apparel, with a giant foam finger and carrying a boombox blasting the fight song on repeat.


TITCR

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:48 pm
by NikaneOkie
logicgamesbrah wrote:This Friday I am visiting my #1 school that has waitlisted me. I am going on an hour tour which the website says is led by a student. Obviously I want to make it clear to the school that I am visiting and I want to attend. Is asking to meet with a person from the admissions counsel going too far? What do you guys think are the best ways I can make my presence known and express my interest in the school?


make an appt with the dean of admissions, prepare careful questions, and make it clear that you know A LOT about the school and its programs and why you want to be there- dress very professionally, think carefully about smiling and being engaging, and the most important thing is to appear confident, excited, personable, and really engage with the dean of admissions (along with having really well worded, intelligent questions prepared)

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:57 pm
by logicgamesbrah
NikaneOkie wrote:
logicgamesbrah wrote:This Friday I am visiting my #1 school that has waitlisted me. I am going on an hour tour which the website says is led by a student. Obviously I want to make it clear to the school that I am visiting and I want to attend. Is asking to meet with a person from the admissions counsel going too far? What do you guys think are the best ways I can make my presence known and express my interest in the school?


make an appt with the dean of admissions, prepare careful questions, and make it clear that you know A LOT about the school and its programs and why you want to be there- dress very professionally, think carefully about smiling and being engaging, and the most important thing is to appear confident, excited, personable, and really engage with the dean of admissions (along with having really well worded, intelligent questions prepared)


Alright, gotta admit I will be a little nervous talking to the dean of admissions but I have nothing to lose, thanks for the advice

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:01 pm
by llamaman
Torch it.

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:02 pm
by thecilent
llamaman wrote:Torch it.

Re: Visiting school that waitlisted me, what should I do?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:25 pm
by sanjola
nativedelta wrote:I wish I had. I just assumed I would never get into the school off its rather lengthy waitlist. As a result, I never visited the campus.

Lo and behold, I got in at the end of July and was given 24 hours to decide. Since I was 1200 miles away when I got the call, I couldn't get there to see the campus and meet with anyone. I ultimately decided to turn the offer down in favor of the school and scholarship I had already chosen (and visited).

I think it was a mistake.



This exact thing happened to me this past week (except I have more time to decide and I was actually in the city of the school that put me on the wait list).

I would call the admissions office and ask talk to admission's officer about your situation. Definitely make it known that you are visiting.