Ramsey wrote: jbagelboy wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Long time lurker here, waitlisted. The LOCI instruction that came with the decision letter says that I should notify the school I plan to attend of the intention to stay on the waitlist - is this necessary?? I know that my chance of getting in off WL is very slim and I don't feel comfortable letting the school I will very happily and probably attend that I am wiling to go somewhere else.
Its not like the school itself has feelings, and all the adcomms know the game. staying on the Chicago waitlist just means you are practical; if anything, unless your other school is HYS, getting off the Chi WL could get you more scholarship $$ at the school you've decided to attend
@jbagelboy: thanks for the reply. do you have any tip on how to broach the topic? I mean, should I tell the school i will deposit at that I am happy to join *** but personal reasons (family related) compel me to stay on the waitlist at U Chicago, or something like that?
Fellow waitlisters: how do you plan to do this??
I made the deposit at GULC last week and they didn't ask if I were waitlisted on the forms. On the flip side, Emory does ask you if you've been waitlisted at any other schools on their enrollment decision form.
If the form doesn't ask for it, I wouldn't supply it, and if they have a spot where it asks, just put it. It's not an uncommon thing for people to make a deposit elsewhere, get off a waitlist and then leave.
(Background info: deposited at GULC, on 5 waitlists, still waiting for 5 decisions - Chi included).