hegemonhobbes23 wrote:Anyone notice that it requires in option 1 to say you are not on any waitlists? How can Berkeley simultaniously offer a waitlist, which they do, but ask that none of their admits be on the waitlists of other schools. How is that fair? Do you think its binding? Do you think if you are on a waitlist you might get caught?
I seconded srb's post on the other thread you started about this. Yes, this policy doesn't benefit those of us who'd like to stay on some waitlists all through the summer. However, I say that Berkeley's commitment options are one of the best (and, arguably, the fairest) around. I really appreciate that they don't require deposits and how they emphasize that making such commitment is a matter of one's honor. I think this is how it all should be (in an ideal world). But that's just me. Others may disagree. Virtue ethicist here. An easy target, I agree.
FWIW, I am only tentatively committed right now and won't be sending in the final commitment until the end of May or thereabouts. I am planning on staying on only one WL till the end of May. Hopefully that WL won't amount to anything and I will be fully committed by June 1st. I do want to go to Berkeley (extremely pleased about it) but just want to get the "woulda-coulda-shoulda" syndrome off my back (the WL is at HLS - historically, their biggest WL movement happens in May so why not wait and see?).