Waitlist Question

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Waitlist Question

Postby NYVA311 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:15 pm

I am ridiculously tired of waiting. It's been since October, and there's no end in sight. I have no indication when, and if schools will start accepting people off of their waitlist.

Can anyone confirm that it's still relatively early in the waitlist cycle and there's no reason to get truly worried until around X date?

This whole process is far worse than anything I've had to wait for in the past.

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Re: Waitlist Question

Postby gdane » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:38 pm

I wouldnt say you need to be worried, but at this point in time the waitlist process is beginning to wind down. Most schools go to their waitlists after their deposit due dates as they get a better idea of how many students are/arent enrolling. Many schools also release students from their waitlists as the process continues. If you're still on the waitlist, thats a good sign.

Just relax. At this point in time if you dont get in, try again in a few months. Keep things relative. There are things much worse out there than having to wait for a school. Just wait until you or a loved one is awaiting news regarding a terminal disease. THATS terrible.

Good luck!


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Re: Waitlist Question

Postby onemansthought » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:11 pm

Waitlist is a killer

Being accepted to a quality program ( I assume you are ), waitlisted at your dream makes you count the days as you have Seat Deposits and Housing to acquire.

At some point you have to set a date and say I am moving on, wether that is accepting were you are going, trying again next year, retake the LSAT :( or swear to yourself you will accept even if they call you first day of classes and you make the mad dash to get things together to go there.

Tough choices so you have to be happy with what you choose and move on, the waiting is the hardest part.

Re: the Terminal illness, that is on another plane that makes all our little worries here seem small and puts this game into prospective. Believe me this is just a game, the schools hold all the cards we just jump the hoops trying to get the best LSAT, Grades and experiences to achieve our goals on our own measurement scale.

Use what you read here as a reference of others experiences but understand it is your journey no one else, so you have to be content.

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