hallertensie wrote:lsatextreme wrote:chiquita2201 wrote:That makes no sense unless the admissions office lied to me yesterday.
They are not admitting from waitlist until they are through with people who applied regularly and they are not done with those apps yet.
So....not sure what you are talking about with this facebook invite email.
Not to mention, Maryland doesn't email acceptances or call you...it's all through regular mail.
the "department" that deals with regular waitlists are different from the one that handles the PWL folks. I have reason to believe that the information you were told by admissions yesterday was for the regular waitlist, unless they were lying to you or the person didn't know what she was talking about. In fact, when I called, they told me that the people on PWL will receive a call first following an email, and didn't even mention ANYTHING about regular mail. So I was surprised in that I received an informal-ish email with a one liner that said congrats and inviting me to the fb group only because I was expecting a call first, but when I read your post that sounded like they were talking about the regular waitlist folks.
this is essentially because the people on the PWL are "unofficially" already accepted but just need available spots which would give them priority over regular waitlist folks who would technically need to wait until everyone else has had their shot first.
Lsatextreme, when did send in your app to maryland? Also, was the email an official acceptance, or was it just the fb invite (what did it actually say)?
i submitted mine on 1/13. I don't think the email was the official acceptance bc when I called a couple hours after the email just to make sure, I spoke with Assistant Director Katrin Hussmann and she told me my acceptance package will be sent out today and I have until next Fri (5/6) to pay my seat deposit. The email itself just had a one liner literally saying congratulations on your admission to university of maryland school of law and then the rest of the email was directions on how to join the fb group. I requested and was able to join a couple hours ago. I was expecting a call from them after that email this morning but when I didn't receive one for several hours, I just went ahead and called them just to make sure.