Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

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LamBam89
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Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby LamBam89 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Hello TLS! Big Fan of these Forums. Thanks for all your help.

I have recently been accepted to my number two school with a big scholar ship and I have been waitlisted by my number one.

When I write a letter of continued interest for my number one school, should I mention that I have been accepted by my number two? Should I mention the scholarship? If I brought it up, how might I do so appropriately?

Thanks again for you help! 8)

LamBam89
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Re: Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby LamBam89 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:27 pm

bumpin this. Thanks for reading.

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Re: Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:16 pm

Don't know why you would. They want to know that you would attend if pulled off the waitlist. This could make them think you will just go to the other school unless they offer a big scholly or something.

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Re: Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby Mixednuts » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:49 pm

I think if you write something along the lines of "I have been accepted to school X with a $$$ scholarship, but your school is my top choice, and if admitted, I will 100% accept and not go to school X" adding a few reasons why you would do something like that, it may help a bit. But again, you should ask yourself whether you would you go to school 1 with $0 vs school 2 with $$$.

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Re: Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby Dog » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:58 pm

You're waitlisted, you don't have leverage. If a school wants you and you tell them you have a better offer, that's leverage. Write a letter of continued interest if you want, but I don't see the point of telling them your other offer.

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Re: Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby Rigo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:17 pm

No. Don't do that. A lot of waitlist movement is about protecting yields, and mentioning other schools and better aid packages doesn't instill confidence that you would attend if offered a seat.

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Re: Waitlisted: Should I leverage acceptances?

Postby LamBam89 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:00 pm

Thanks for all the responses, after reviewing the advice I received, I have elected not to mention school number two in my letter of continued interest to school number one.

I want my first choice to be confident that if they offer me admission, I will accept it.

Thank you again!




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