matthewsean85 wrote:From what we're seeing, do people see GULC's hold as more of a YP, wait and see how the cycle plays out or some frankenstein mixture of the two?
I could be far off, but I wouldn't fret too much about a hold because I think there is still a pretty bright shine of hope in it.
Regardless, I hope you ED candidates find your way off of hold and waitlist, considering you were willing to take that leap of faith!
I get the feeling, from my individual scenario, that hold candidates are people they have really considered admitting, but are on the fence about how it will affect their medians & 25/75 percentiles, so they are holding off to see how the entire applicant pool shapes up.
I say this because many would consider my #'s auto-reject and I got put on hold. I'm a URM and I have a really good story, so I get the vibe that they are seriously considering my app, otherwise, with my #'s, they could have easily rejected me without thinking twice about it.
That's my guess.