DOOM wrote:IAFG wrote:jks289 wrote:It looks like a rough year for waitlists. I'm am getting a similar sense from a variety of schools.
i still haven't tried to prove this with LSN, but i suspect due to the economy, schools have been handing out less scholly money, which means fewer students trade money for rankings.
my theory is a lot of multiple seat deposits. haven't worked out the reasoning behind the theory yet, but i just have a hunch that there are quite a few people who are sitting on a seat at chicago as well as a peer school and that we will eventually see movement as they make their final decision.
difficulty here is that im not sure what other pressure points in the summer exist for chicago, where those multiple-depositers will be weeded out. most other schools have second deposit deadlines coming up.
this seems like wishful thinking. they almost certainly aren't waiting on additional $ since that has been disbursed at peer schools; why would people do this?