Mal Reynolds wrote:jbagelboy wrote:Mal Reynolds wrote:jbagelboy wrote:Decisions do come out late, don't expect much before 5PM CST.
If Chicago has an admit wave today, they will over-enroll. This will be interesting. Good luck all
How could you possibly know that.
Too early to say "I told you so"? Maybe but seems like acceptances were not forthcoming per the above. What do you think Lavitz?
No because you didn't make any accurate claims, you idiot. This doesn't mean they over-enrolled and it doesn't mean there won't be more acceptances. Most important of all though, I just had a problem with you saying things pulled straight out of your ass. That is still true regardless of what happened this wave.
Every statement we make outside of our personal admissions experience is bound to be conjecture. I made a thoughtful speculation based on the evidence I had available, including attending Chicago's ASW, which remains certainly insufficient to state a definitive "claim", but still instructive enough to form a contribution (and avoid the label of "idiocy" -- I am always civil, why not be civil in response?).
I believe based on the wealth of data available from this cycle that several of the candidates rejected here would have been admitted if they submitted November or early December applications and had the opportunity to be interviewed. This is most likely because they have already tentatively filled a class. Hence, if today had been an acceptance wave rather than a ding/WL, that would have indicated my conjecture was wrong and they needed more students -> would not over-enroll. If Chicago admits a wave of students later this week, then I will have been dead wrong in my estimation. If there are no more direct acceptances (of course there will be WL->admit), then I'd say what I proposed was largely accurate.
For those applicants denied today, I am sorry -- as I mentioned yesterday, it reflects less on the strength of your application than on the fact that Chicago would most likely (*insert caveat of preference*) have admitted more students than their matriculation % dictates they could fit in the class, so chin up.