Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

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bruinsbaseball
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Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby bruinsbaseball » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:36 pm

So I've been waitlisted at a few schools that suggest you write that you would "accept attend without hesitation if admitted". I would love to attend any of these schools that waitlisted me. Would it be a good idea to write all of them saying the say thing, that i would immediately say "yes" if accepted?

bruinsbaseball
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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby bruinsbaseball » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:37 pm

please ignore my terrible grammar and spelling above

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gymboree
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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby gymboree » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:37 pm

well, it's technically true. You would.

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armenak314
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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby armenak314 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:00 pm

but what if you get into 2 or 3 at the same time? its like doing an early admission to 3 schools i guess - not a good idea :lol:

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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 pm

armenak314 wrote:but what if you get into 2 or 3 at the same time? its like doing an early admission to 3 schools i guess - not a good idea :lol:


The odds of all of the schools taking you off the waitlist in the same couple of hours is small enough that it's not that big of a problem, not really like doing 3 early admissions at all.

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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby erniesto » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:18 pm

High pressure sales tactics to go with those colorful sales brochures aka viewbooks. :lol:

I wouldn't guess its a tough decision, you're either going to have a preferred choice already setup (and probably should have withdrawn from the list if that's the case) when you get the call or you're going to accept.

Losing a seat deposit to go to a preferred school seems a little trivial considering its maybe 1% of your total cost.

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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:19 am

bruinsbaseball wrote:So I've been waitlisted at a few schools that suggest you write that you would "accept attend without hesitation if admitted". I would love to attend any of these schools that waitlisted me. Would it be a good idea to write all of them saying the say thing, that i would immediately say "yes" if accepted?


Since it's true, then yes. Good luck riding out those waitlists.

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Re: Waitlist "accept admission without hestitation"

Postby Rednorthstar » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:43 pm

You always have the option to say no. So the smart thing would be to say yes without hesitation to all. And then say no with hestitation if and once you get the one you want.




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