GULC Waiting Thread

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:25 pm

sghall wrote:Just got an e-mail. Preferred Wait List. I'm a little confused since I'm above 75th percentile on LSAT and GPA, and I was admitted to Harvard. But that's okay. I'm withdrawing. No reason to sit around on a Wait List when I have plenty of other options.


Yield protection strikes again. Sorry about the WL.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:26 pm

Condolences to those waitlisted or rejected. It's never easy, regardless of your other options. Remember! I love you all and each and every one of your cycles will end well. So this was a homogeneous batch of waitlists/dings? Maybe a wave of admits will be coming this week?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby noncontributingzero » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:27 pm

"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List."


Does this mean I am a super special WL-er or are they just trying to stroke my ego so I am not as bummed about the WL?
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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby askyemcdonald » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:28 pm

PomasThynchon wrote:Condolences to those waitlisted or rejected. It's never easy, regardless of your other options. Remember! I love you all and each and every one of your cycles will end well. So this was a homogeneous batch of waitlists/dings? Maybe a wave of admits will be coming this week?


Hope so!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby msridiculous447 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:28 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
PomasThynchon wrote:Condolences to those waitlisted or rejected. It's never easy, regardless of your other options. Remember! I love you all and each and every one of your cycles will end well. So this was a homogeneous batch of waitlists/dings? Maybe a wave of admits will be coming this week?


Hope so!


Now that I know that Complet(ED) means under review, this 1/11-er reallllllly hopes so.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:29 pm

noncontributingzero wrote:"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List."


Does this mean I am an super special WL-er or are they just trying to stroke my ego so I am not as bummed about the WL?

Yes, there are apparently three groups. Super special preferred, preferred, and regular. I'm guessing only super-special-preferred has any real chance at admission, but I could be wrong.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby noncontributingzero » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:30 pm

fatduck wrote:
noncontributingzero wrote:"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List."


Does this mean I am an super special WL-er or are they just trying to stroke my ego so I am not as bummed about the WL?

Yes, there are apparently three groups. Super special preferred, preferred, and regular. I'm guessing only super-special-preferred has any real chance at admission, but I could be wrong.


Thanks!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:31 pm

noncontributingzero wrote:"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List."


Does this mean I am a super special WL-er or are they just trying to stroke my ego so I am not as bummed about the WL?


It means that if G'town is under-enrolled and decides to draw from the waitlist, you actually have a chance. Regular waitlist seems like more of a gentle rejection.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:31 pm

I also just got this, but I definitely was not YP'ed:

"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List.

Generally, applicants on the large Preferred Waiting List are those that we would like very much to include in our first-year class. However, due to the large volume of highly qualified applicants, the Committee cannot extend as many offers as it wishes. As a result, the Committee has been forced to make some very tough decisions, and your application was especially difficult."

No trajedy though, I only would have attended with a good chunk of money (which I wasn't going to get anyway). I'll be withdrawing, so best of luck to the rest of you!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby PomasThynchon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:32 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:I also just got this, but I definitely was not YP'ed:

"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List.

Generally, applicants on the large Preferred Waiting List are those that we would like very much to include in our first-year class. However, due to the large volume of highly qualified applicants, the Committee cannot extend as many offers as it wishes. As a result, the Committee has been forced to make some very tough decisions, and your application was especially difficult."

No trajedy though, I only would have attended with a good chunk of money (which I wasn't going to get anyway). I'll be withdrawing, so best of luck to the rest of you!


It makes sense. Impractical amount of work to rank a waitlist, just group it instead.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby Magnolia » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:36 pm

Magnolia wrote:Just updated. 1/13 - 1/28 - 2/11 - 2/16 - 2/23 - 2/28. Really hoping to hear something today!

well, got my wish. special preferred WL. meh.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby super6 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:37 pm

Complete 1/5 -> Complete 2/28 -> Rejected
170/3.6
I really thought I'd be in no problem but alas, I was rejected. WL'd at UVA and Duke, though, so I am a little surprised.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby cassidylane » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:42 pm

noncontributingzero wrote:"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List."


Does this mean I am a super special WL-er or are they just trying to stroke my ego so I am not as bummed about the WL?



Same here! I'm confused because it makes the distinction between this and "the larger Preferred Waiting List" which I'm then assuming is different than just the regular old waitlist. Way to make this as confusing as possible, GULC.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby cmaas » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:57 pm

cassidylane wrote:
noncontributingzero wrote:"The Committee on Admissions has reviewed your application and has placed your name in a special group within our Preferred Waiting List."


Does this mean I am a super special WL-er or are they just trying to stroke my ego so I am not as bummed about the WL?



Same here! I'm confused because it makes the distinction between this and "the larger Preferred Waiting List" which I'm then assuming is different than just the regular old waitlist. Way to make this as confusing as possible, GULC.


Waitlisted. also put on the "Preferred Waiting List"....whatever that means.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby truekakaka » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:06 pm

got the email from dean cornblatt :(

special group within the preferred waitlist for me as well...

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby n_gal » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:10 pm

has anyone from the 2/28 group not heard yet?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dcgirl9 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:25 pm

I updated today and haven't heard. No ASW either though. guess I'm just still waiting!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby dddhhh » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:28 pm

n_gal wrote:has anyone from the 2/28 group not heard yet?


Me....scared!

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby n_gal » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:38 pm

dddhhh wrote:
n_gal wrote:has anyone from the 2/28 group not heard yet?


Me....scared!


me either, any chance thats a good thing? :?

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Just got a waitlist email. I was sort of down until five minutes later when I found out I got into NYU.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby oreo3405 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:54 pm

n_gal wrote:has anyone from the 2/28 group not heard yet?

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+1. 3rd update.
Stop playing with my heart, Georgetown.

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby cassidylane » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:56 pm

redsoxfan2495 wrote:Just got a waitlist email. I was sort of down until five minutes later when I found out I got into NYU.



ahhhh you are living my dream redsoxfan. I would kill to get into NYU right now!!! (Also I'm from boston so I highly approve of the name :) )

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby shnoop » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:05 pm

Has anyone not updated today.... Im sitting at 2/3 :( help i need information

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:05 pm

cassidylane wrote:
redsoxfan2495 wrote:Just got a waitlist email. I was sort of down until five minutes later when I found out I got into NYU.



ahhhh you are living my dream redsoxfan. I would kill to get into NYU right now!!! (Also I'm from boston so I highly approve of the name :) )
I'm somewhat hesitant to go to school in a place where wearing a hat with a red 'B' on it is dangerous. :P

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Re: GULC Waiting Thread

Postby uncertaintyprinciple » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:12 pm

shnoop wrote:Has anyone not updated today.... Im sitting at 2/3 :( help i need information


I'm still at 2/3 too. That was my second update and nothing since... I think I'm going to send in a new LOR soon :(




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