leigh912198972 wrote:Hmmm ehh numbers and great other stuff. Great numbers and ehh other stuff.
So are we on the cusp? If so, why not just hold us? (I'm going to pretend that "Hold Me Now" isn't playing in my head.)
Quoting myself because I still don't get it...
I've been wondering the exact same thing.
Perhaps it has something to do with homogeneity. If you're very clearly a borderline admit for the school, it might be pretty easy for adcomms to agree to hold/WL until they have a better idea of what other numbers they're working with.
In our case, it's something unique or qualitative about our applications that make them borderline. The strongest aspects of our applications are more subjective. It may very well be that most adcomms want to deny us, but one or two are pulling for us.
I don't like the idea that a bunch of people in admissions just want to ding us, but that's the most plausible explanation I can think of.