z0rk wrote:emaye wrote:WL today, 171/3.96, undergrad Umich, great LORs and pretty decent softs. Said straight out in my app that American was the only place I wanted to go, only place I applied. Not a single person I talked to ever suggested I wouldn't get in, still pretty shocked.
I think you have much hope because this is likely a yield protect measure. Think about it, its probable that many students apply to a bunch of different schools stating to each school that it is "the only place [they] wanted to go, only place [they] applied". This isn't necessarily genuine, and how is each adcomm supposed to know if it's a truly genuine proposition. American is trying to call a bluff, show them your cards and they will fold.
Draft an LOCI every 6 weeks, send more LOR's, call the admissions office, and visit if you are able. I feel strongly that such measures would get you off of their waitlist.
I appreciate that, it makes me feel a little better. I plan to send a LOCI soon and updated transcripts. I'm hoping that I just got on there because it looked like I would be shooting for higher schools and if I show them how badly I do want to go then I'll get in np. I just hope it won't take until late July or something because eventually I am going to have to make a mental, if not actual, commitment to some plans for the fall.