Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

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VPlaw
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Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:37 am

What chance do you think I have of getting off the waitlist.
15 applications:
Accepted: 6 total (3 scholarships no stips/1 scholarship with stips)
Rejected 3 total
Waitlisted: 5 total (withdrew from two waitlist) The three I opted to keep are as follows: William & Mary; George Washington; Notre Dame
Hold: 1: WUSTL

Therefore, a total of four (three waitlist and one held)

Questions: Is there a chance I will be accepted to any of the four?

Your thoughts

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fisheatbananas
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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby fisheatbananas » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:28 am

sorry what does hold mean?

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:26 am

Retake.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:29 am

Of course, you have a chance of being offered admission from these waitlists.

Curious as to which waitlists you declined.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:06 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Of course, you have a chance of being offered admission from these waitlists.

Curious as to which waitlists you declined.


George Mason, and U of A. I got other offers and decided it was not fair to remain on those waitlist. Maybe I could had kept U of A??? O well, it is done :-)

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:07 pm

fisheatbananas wrote:sorry what does hold mean?



No decision yet. They are "holding" or deferring for now.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby Username123 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:08 pm

U of A, as in Arizona?

You seem to be applying to random schools.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby Hand » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:15 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:Retake.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby BasilHallward » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:26 pm

Waitlists are inherently unpredictable. Of course you could manage to climb out of the abyss. But consider a retake for June to buttress your chances, should you still be waiting. If you increase your score and don't get good offers, sit out and reapply next year.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby fisheatbananas » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:10 pm

VPlaw wrote:
fisheatbananas wrote:sorry what does hold mean?



No decision yet. They are "holding" or deferring for now.


I see, so they still have to give you a decision (although that decision may be 'waitlist') by some deadline... shouldn't that be quite soon? Maybe at least wait for those if I were you

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:23 pm

Uschoolqb10 wrote:U of A, as in Arizona?

You seem to be applying to random schools.


Yes Arizona. The schools are not random. I am just not geographically dependent. Being a splitter (in come schools) I always heard to apply far and wide. I am glad I did because I had some nice choices.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:25 pm

fisheatbananas wrote:
VPlaw wrote:
fisheatbananas wrote:sorry what does hold mean?



No decision yet. They are "holding" or deferring for now.


I see, so they still have to give you a decision (although that decision may be 'waitlist') by some deadline... shouldn't that be quite soon? Maybe at least wait for those if I were you


No stated deadline. Just sent me an email stating they were holding until future. I hope sometime this month to hear an accept or waitlist?

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:26 pm

BasilHallward wrote:Waitlists are inherently unpredictable. Of course you could manage to climb out of the abyss. But consider a retake for June to buttress your chances, should you still be waiting. If you increase your score and don't get good offers, sit out and reapply next year.


I thought of that. I do not want to wait another year. But, may consider another crack at the LSAT.

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:27 pm

VPlaw wrote:What chance do you think I have of getting off the waitlist.
15 applications:
Accepted: 6 total (3 scholarships no stips/1 scholarship with stips)
Rejected 3 total
Waitlisted: 5 total (withdrew from two waitlist) The three I opted to keep are as follows: William & Mary; George Washington; Notre Dame
Hold: 1: WUSTL

Therefore, a total of four (three waitlist and one held)

Questions: Is there a chance I will be accepted to any of the four?

Your thoughts



I appreciate everyone's thoughts

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Re: Chances of coming in off several waitlists?

Postby VPlaw » Sun May 03, 2015 12:19 pm

Hand wrote:
OhBoyOhBortles wrote:Retake.



I thought of that. I do have solid offers and want to start this year. I have decent scholarship offers too.




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