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elle
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waitlisted at safety!?

Postby elle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:30 pm

Hey all,

I am trying to understand why I just got waitlisted at GMU with a 3.65 and 169.

Any ideas how that could happen?

Thanks

xcountryjunkie
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby xcountryjunkie » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:32 pm

elle wrote:Hey all,

I am trying to understand why I just got waitlisted at GMU with a 3.65 and 169.

Any ideas how that could happen?

Thanks


YP

UGHilbert
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby UGHilbert » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:33 pm

elle wrote:Hey all,

I am trying to understand why I just got waitlisted at GMU with a 3.65 and 169.

Any ideas how that could happen?

Thanks


This is very strange. I had a 3.3 and a 166 and got in. Any character and fitness issues? Did you write the wrong school name in your personal statement? That's all I can think of - was under the impression GMU wasn't looking at anything other than numbers this year.

Gapper538
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby Gapper538 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:34 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:
elle wrote:Hey all,

I am trying to understand why I just got waitlisted at GMU with a 3.65 and 169.

Any ideas how that could happen?

Thanks


YP


YP?

elle
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby elle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:36 pm

no character issues....

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autarkh
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby autarkh » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:36 pm

Yield protection. They realize they are your safety and don't want to lower their enrollment yield, which adversely affects their rankings.

Just call them and tell them you are interested.

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ndirish2010
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:37 pm

Its either YP or that they just didn't like your PS or LORs...supposedly they don't YP as much as some other schools but I don't know how much I believe that. I'm 3.66/168 and I got in, btw.

elle
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby elle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:38 pm

yield protection is the only thing i can think of as a reason why but i am a little nervous - it is only the second response i have and if this is the way things are going to go, i am very nervous. is this yield protection an actual phenomenon? do people commonly get waitlisted at safeties?

tesoro
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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby tesoro » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:38 pm

I met one of the adcomms of GMU at a recruitment event at my agency. She strongly encouraged us to call about anything, up to and including inquiring about why you are rejected. She would be happy to share that with you.

Call.

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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby gochrisgo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:39 pm

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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby BigFatPanda » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:46 pm

elle wrote:Hey all,

I am trying to understand why I just got waitlisted at GMU with a 3.65 and 169.

Any ideas how that could happen?

Thanks
:shock:

1. Your recommender stabbed you in the back.
2. You wrote "GMU sux" on your LSAT writing sample.
3. You paid a fourth grader to write your personal statement.
4. You annoyed the heck out of admission staff by calling them everyday with the same question: "Am I completed now?"
5. You ran over admission dean's cat and fled the scene but a police cruiser got your plate on camera.
6. You had dementia and forgot to disclose you where charged with multiple counts of murder in the first degree.
7. You are a tree hugging liberal that advocated 100% income tax for all and universal health care for all Americans on your personal statement.
8. You are famed for smearing Rush Limbaugh and challenged the authenticity of his birth certificate.
:mrgreen:

The fact of the matter is, if you consider GMU a safety, then perhaps your mentality got reflected on your application and GMU saw through the ruse. Then again, with your GPA and LSAT, you shouldn't worry too much.

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Re: waitlisted at safety!?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:46 pm





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