colforbin wrote:ub3rm3nsch wrote:brogoc wrote:ub3rm3nsch wrote:was put in the Special group on the preferred waitlist. Does anyone have any advice or know what this actually means? I feel like it's a nice way to say no slowly. From what I've read, the first two years everyone in this group got in, but reading through last years forum it seemed like a large number of people on the so-called "SPWL" did not.
Common wisdom is that the special group is YP. But I got accepted from the 'special/preferred' waiting list with a brief email of continued interest. So you still have a chance.
The thing is my medians weren't particularly above the averages. So I'm not really sure I could be a candidate for YP.
Anyone have any statistics on the likelihood of getting in off the special preferred list? Also, anyone know how the size of this year's applicant pool compares with those of other years?
And while we're at it, what about the odds of getting in from the preferred, but not special group within the preferred, waitlist? Unfortunately, I just sent a LOCI about a week before receiving the preferred waitlist email...
I've heard that, depending on the year, they take in about 10% off the preferred and the regular WL's... keep in mind though, that a larger portion of candidates on the preferred WL probably end up going elsewhere or withdrawing entirely.
I haven't found anything on this "special group" designation. And it's bugging me out. I got the same message, and am below their LSAT median, don't consider myself to be a YP, so I feel hesitant to say that being in the special group is any kind of solid indication for admission. Who knows what they're doing at this point.
What I do know for sure is that looking at my citizenship entry on the status checker 5,000x per day is getting prettyyy prettyy old.