jamesmangi wrote:Anyone surprised that (at least on TLS), not many ppl have been dinged from the WL? Spots are lowering and the WL is staying roughly same size
I think lots of people are starting to withdraw, it's already getting pretty late. So really no need for Penn to ding people.
Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I do think the waitlist is small at this point. I don't see how the committee could be "very familiar" with each of our applications if it still consisted of hundreds of people (but who knows, maybe that line was BS inserted to discourage people from calling to ask for status updates).
But anyway, I agree with the poster above, and I also don't think people exactly rush to TLS or LSN to report dings, especially this late in the cycle. If you look at previous years, dings seem to have occurred rather quietly in those years as well. Last year, LSN saw 5 "WL, Rejected" updates total. And what was it, 3 or 4 on TLS?
In conclusion: let's not lose hope just yet. Mostly because I don't want to lose hope yet. I don't know why they're not giving us esimates, but the persistent optimist in me likes to think it's because they're embarassed of the inordinately high number of offers they anticipate making in July and August. (For comparison, UVA seems to have no problem bragging about their "inn" being full).