Getting acceptance via Waitlist

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bomedtheLSAT101
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Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby bomedtheLSAT101 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:55 pm

How rare or common is it to get accepted when you are placed on a waitlist?

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eandy
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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby eandy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:52 pm

I don't think it is very common. Some times nobody gets off the waitlist. Some schools use it as a way to politely reject you. It just depends on the school and the situation.

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jmaan
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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby jmaan » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:53 pm

according to LSN it happens sometimes..but i dont know right now with the jump in application amounts

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robin600
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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby robin600 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:00 pm

It depends on the school, usually they admit some people off the waitlist, and you have a greater chance the higher your numbers are.

secretasianman
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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby secretasianman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:03 pm

how frequently are people admitted after being put in the HOLD category? this is my situation at UMiami

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robin600
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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby robin600 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:06 pm

secretasianman wrote:how frequently are people admitted after being put in the HOLD category? this is my situation at UMiami

You're usually likely to get wait listed or rejected, but being on hold means they are seriously considering you. So if the other applications they recieve are about avg. to yours, it's more likely you'll get in. If they are better, the more likely you will be out. I'd def. send in a LOCI right about now if I were you.

secretasianman
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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby secretasianman » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:07 pm

robin600 wrote:
secretasianman wrote:how frequently are people admitted after being put in the HOLD category? this is my situation at UMiami

You're usually likely to get wait listed or rejected, but being on hold means they are seriously considering you. So if the other applications they recieve are about avg. to yours, it's more likely you'll get in. If they are better, the more likely you will be out. I'd def. send in a LOCI right about now if I were you.


do you know about how long a LOCI should be? single or double spaced? im thinkin a page long double spaced? :)

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Re: Getting acceptance via Waitlist

Postby Big Shrimpin » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:16 pm

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