teiswei wrote: Jonathk1 wrote:
md22 wrote:Another (maybe dumb) question about the WL: the email states that it is not ranked, so how does USC determine who gets in off of the waitlist? Is it only determined by numbers or is it by the interest one demonstrates or both or something else entirely?
If it was only determined by numbers, that in itself would produce a numerical ranking. It's more likely that they consider qualitative factors collectively from a holistic approach, starting with those who have expressed continued interest in the school.
Goodluck for those who are on the waitlist!
It's actually more likely based on 25/median/75. They will take those that make these numbers better.
ETA: I hope this isn't the case as all I can help is the 25th LSAT if I'm lucky enough to make the WL.
I actually would have to disagree with that. Solidifying their numbers to match previous classes would only matter to a certain extent in the waitlist game. It's probably a collection of everything. Assuming that the majority of the available space that will free up for waitlisted students are from the pool of accepted students who eventually decide not
to attend (who by the way, are usually in the 75% at USC and have been accepted elsewhere), it's difficult to argue that the university will be choosing students off the waitlist to fill those very numbers that they wish to hold. And of course, this is under the assumption that the majority of students in the 25%/median levels will indeed choose to go to USC.