Aussiebum wrote:I guess those of us who haven't been rejected yet have a glimmer of hope? Because otherwise why haven't they included us in the rejection wave?
Of course it could simply be that they are sadistic and prefer to release rejections in small trickles to maximize emotional distress and pain.
There is a glimmer of hope.
This is what I'm betting happened. First, JS and KB had to differentiate between three categories: Accept, Deny and Waitlist. They went through in great detail every application that went across their desk. Applications they were blown away by got accepted. Applications that didn't cut the mustard got rejected. Applications that they were unsure of got Waitlisted.
Fast forward a few months. They have another pool of students with a limited number of seats. After going through the Waitlisted applications, they discover applicants that they definitely want to accept, are not sure on, and don't think compare to the rest. Think of it as another round of Accept, Deny and Waitlist.
So, with all of that said, the people who got JS2s so far have been accepted. The people that got dinged got Denied. Everyone else...we got waitlisted on the waitlist.
...and this is coming from someone who applied in October and went Hold -> Waitlist and -> Waitlist2
But there's always hope