JustJeff375 wrote:I talked with Lindsey. I never said that there was no hope or that no one would be pulled. I just said that the vibe that I got was that there won't be a big pull from the WL suddenly. I agree, if they haven't pulled many or any people from the WL or some other kind of admissions limbo that they haven't told us about, then there is likely no way that they have their seats filled unless they originally admitted way too many students. I personally know of 2 people who were accepted and declined so one would think that there are two seats right there that have opened up. I wasn't trying to give false information in my post. I just repeated what I was told and the feeling that I had while I was speaking with admissions. I want to think that there is still a chance, but like I said even in my half hour meeting with admissions (which I felt went pretty well) there was no talk of "come June, July, August... X date we will have some room to work." It was more like "ehhhh we pretty much have our hands tied at this point..." I have a very comparable GPA and LSAT to other admitted students as well as other WLee's and I've have updated and sent in every LOCI, talked to prof's & admsissions, extra letters of rec etc.. so I think that I'm at least a viable candidate and that I wasn't just being let down easy or something when given the information.
We're all in this together guys. We all want in, we've all worked our asses off for it, and I hope we all get it. I was simply giving you the info that I received and my interpretation of it.
EDIT: ...and as far as the FB representing class size or whatever.. come on man.. there are a large number of older applicants at IU indy that may not use fb. I haven't even looked at the fb and I'm on the McKinney website daily.. I don't believe that the FB like or friend count or whatever is a true measure of anything and certainly not one that you should be basing the prospects of your future on.
Thank you for your interpretation of what Lindsey shared with you. Of course my latter comment hinted at the FB group. However, I know that there are a large number of ppl who are not on FB (as I am one of them). I was not basing my future prospects on those numbers, I was simply stating that its unrealistic for Indy U to have reached their class size at this point in the game. As much as the Admissions office thinks that their hands are tied, in MY reality.....they will pull a handful from the WL.
We’re all basically saying the same thing. We all think that from what we’ve been told and our understanding of the admissions process a few people will be pulled from the waitlist. I never said differently. We have been talking about what date there will be WL activity. My understanding of (WL activity) was that there would be some kind of significant pull; maybe 10 people. After talking with admissions, while she did not give a specific number, she made it seem like less than ten would be pulled altogether and not all at once but as needed through Aug 20th(<-**!!speculation!!**) I based this speculation on the way she emphasized, “IF we admit anyone off of the waitlist” I forget the exact phrasing, but she said that there aren’t many seats and then I believed further qualified that by saying “if any.” I’m not sure why MSE has an issue with me giving my interpretation of what I was told especially since most of what has been said on this forum is in fact interpretative, opinionative, and speculative in nature. I knew that posting a negative outlook on the situation to this board wouldn’t be received well, but there’s no reason to take it out on me. You can believe whatever you want to believe, but I thought the whole point of our conversation on here was to compile our info from admissions to get a clearer picture of what is actually going on. I was trying to facilitate that process. Just because I think that our prospects as a group aren’t good it does not mean that I can deny your admission, nor does it change the likelihood of you being admitted. I gave up thinking that I was definitely getting in when I didn’t get in, I’d suggest you all do the same.
I feel like this forum has been a really valuable resource. If nothing else just to be able to talk to people who are in the same shitty situation as me has been nice. I cut loose both of my safety-net schools that I was admitted to because I only want to go to McKinney. I’ve got as much riding on this as anyone. The good thing is I think there are only about 4 or 5 of us on here that are WL’ees. Who knows how big the WL actually is but it seems totally plausible that 4-5 seats could be open and we all get in which is still what I’m hoping for. Everyone was getting antsy asking if anyone had heard any new info from admission. I had, so a shared. =]
And no worries Sammy, you weren’t the only one who thought I was full of shit haha. Hopefully I cleared things up at least a little.