The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

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gamecock
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby gamecock » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:31 pm

CaptainCubicle wrote:
Paul Ramone wrote:anyone else think that the language in the WL letter makes it seem like they want you to withdraw? doesn't sound very encouraging.


I haven't received anything from W&M - what does it say?


+1

"The number of highly qualified applicants greatly exceeded the positions available...[oh and by the way] final decisions may be made as late as mid-August [so just withdraw retard]."

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thejules
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby thejules » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:35 pm

Haha, don't forget:

"...we urge those placed on our wait list not to forgo desirable alternatives while waiting for a final decision from William & Mary."

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UNC2009
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby UNC2009 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:46 pm

If they wanted me to withdraw, they got their wish. It felt good too!

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BigAristotle
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby BigAristotle » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:52 pm

WL, 166 3.2, only complete for 5 1/2 months too. Not unexpected.

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JoshHK
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby JoshHK » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:55 pm

159/163, 3.4ish

got the letter today. applied super late... as in on the deadline. had a fee waiver.

wwarren
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby wwarren » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:34 pm

WL, 161/3.5

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cofcrunner
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby cofcrunner » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:35 pm

Count me in. I'm actually happy b/c I knew they weren't going to flat out accept me (3.77/157- damn you LSAT). Word in the forum is they take a bunch off people from their WL. Is this true? I love W&M and would go in a heartbeat.

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thejules
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby thejules » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:41 pm

What forum is this? I was WL last year, and despite my best research, could only find 7 or 8 people who were extended offers from the WL throughout the summer. Maybe I missed something?

wwarren
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby wwarren » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:43 pm

Yeah, from my understanding the W&M waitlist is almost as much of a rejection as an outright rejection.

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DCDeckard
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby DCDeckard » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:13 pm

According to LSN their yield is only 20% so I'd imagine there is some WL movement.

jerwood84
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby jerwood84 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:49 pm

Uh wow. Waitlisted at W&M. My stats are 152/3.7, Caucasian and only one year removed from undergrad. This is a shock, although I know I clearly do not have a chance getting off this waitlist. I can now officially say that I have been waitlisted at schools within the 1-4 tier range. What is the deal with W&M? What purpose or benefit do they get by waitlisting everyone and their mothers? False hope is a cruel cruel thing.

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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby lloydchristmas » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:53 pm

sharing all the pain with you guys...this sucks.

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thejules
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby thejules » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:04 pm

DCDeckard wrote:According to LSN their yield is only 20% so I'd imagine there is some WL movement.


True, although I'm sure they take this % into account when deciding how many acceptances to send out in the first place.

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DCDeckard
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby DCDeckard » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:16 pm

I guess the question then is whether the 20% applies to initial acceptances, in which case there would be no need for a waitlist, or whether it covers all acceptances including those off the waitlist. In any case, lets hope for the best!

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Whitty
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby Whitty » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:17 pm

Got my letter today too.

I'm not sure if I want to stay on the WL or not yet. :?

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bcb1986
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby bcb1986 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:04 pm

WL today, and I have no idea what to do.
If I withdraw from the waitlist, it's SMU. Thoughts anyone? I want to practice in Texas or DC.

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CaptainCubicle
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby CaptainCubicle » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:07 pm

Still nothing. Frustrating, as I'm trying to plan my trip to the DC area :?

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macattaq
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby macattaq » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:10 pm

Got the letter today. Must say, I'm not at all surprised and actually slightly happy considering my numbers. I'll withdraw if I get an acceptance from basically...anywhere else.

William Williams
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby William Williams » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:44 pm

3.4 167 WL. Withdrew as soon as I heard.

mbw06
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby mbw06 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:48 pm

WL today as well, but they sent a letter to my parents saying I need more information for financial aid package. Did anyone else get this?

shinkirou
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby shinkirou » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:02 am

Got the letter today... went on the waitlist as soon as I could, but from reading this thread, a WL isn't a good thing? Damn.

2.95/160

MBP916
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby MBP916 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:40 am

WL, 164/3.44, Fee Waiver. Sickies

mullen522
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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby mullen522 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:44 am

WL 163/3.65

fee waiver....applied super late.....

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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby flik » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:12 am

MilkoWaif wrote:3.59/164

Haven't heard anything yet, looks like it's waitlist or rejection for me. There's something a little coarse in the way that some of these schools handle admissions, isn't there? I mean, suppose one of the schools that I've yet to hear from admits me in the next few days; I'll have less than two weeks to decide. What If I want to visit the campus? I'm not sure that this would be feasible on such short notice. I'm sure I'll change my tune if accepted, but at the moment I'm feeling a bit worn down from all the apprehension and waiting.



yeah...its really crazy how the waiting get exhausting....i totally thing worn down is an accurate expression....

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Re: The Official 2009 William and Mary Waitlist

Postby fortherecord » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:48 am

Also go the WL letter yesterday. I'm a bit surprised I wasn't outright rejected, even if the W&M WL can seem to be the same thing.




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