kyle010723 wrote: I sent my LOCI prior to receiving her email; it just gets quite stressful knowing your future is on the line, but you were asked to sit on your hands.
Oh man that's rough, I feel for you. I'm still on the waitlist for a few schools too but I prefer Illinois to all of them. Must be rough having your number one choice playing hard to get with you. Have you visited the school? Outside of sending a LOCI I think the best thing you can do go there in person and physically meet the admissions people.
I'm in the same boat. UIUC is my top choice and has been since before I even began my cycle... (UIUC alumnus here)
I sent a LOCI and visited but they pretty much told me exactly what was in the email. Though, I did love the tour and got to sit in on a great civ pro class which made for an enjoyable afternoon.
Not sure if it is a good thing that I got the LOCI and visit in before that email but I am intent on riding this wait list out to the end of the earth and should I not get in, I will be retaking in October and applying again, as disheartening as a WL rejection would be.
(ps: likewise, I have been praying everyday for good news