mcdeeremitch wrote:Does anyone know how fordham's waitlist works...do go through numerically starting with their first waitlist ..or do they have a ranking system?
Waitlisted student here. I went to admissions on Friday and talked to someone and they were pretty upfront. She said it's not ranked, they pull people off by what their class needs are to "keep things balanced." I'm kinda guessing that means if an applicant withdraws, they'll pull someone off the waiting list who mot resembles that candidate but don't quote me on that. She also told me that they probably were not going to be reviewing the waitlist again until after the deposit deadline, but that it would be okay to check in with her EVERY NOW AND THEN to see if there were any changes. (then told me a story about how some girl had annoyed her by stalking and calling every day. big n-no).
I asked her if I should think about retaking my LSAT or anything and she said she didn't see a need for that. She said some students do but it usually doesn't make too great of a difference.
She also told me that in the past, Fordham has had a reputation of letting people know they are off the waitlist at inconvenient times (ie: late in the summer, right before another school's orientation, after the time when leases for apartments in different areas have been signed, etc.), and that because of this, coupled with the fact that they can't really give students too much money, not every person on the waitlist is going to come. I've been accepted to 2 other schools, but Fordham's kinda my top choice so I think I'd probably leave my other school's orientation as soon as I got the email (even though I'd most likely be in DC), but that's just me.
At this point, I have sent in my LOCI, went to talk to admissions, (WHICH THEY REALLY RECOMMEND BY THE WAY. EVEN IF YOU CAN GET ALL THE ANSERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS FROM TLS, GOING IN AND TALKNG TO HEM REAFFIRMS THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED AND THEY REALLY LIKE THAT), gone on a tour, and I have 2 additional recommendations from Fordham alum on the way (one a judge, one a sp). She told me at this point, I've done all that I can do. Now its just a waiting game until the start reviewing again.
I hope this helps.