Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

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memeME
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Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby memeME » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:45 pm

just wondering what others think

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MissMaroon
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby MissMaroon » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:53 pm

I'd prefer still being in review.

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LizLemon
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby LizLemon » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:23 pm

MissMaroon wrote:I'd prefer still being in review.


Yo tambien.

konig
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby konig » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:15 pm

I have also posted regarding this topic and had no luck with replies...hope someone can give some constructive feedback.

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby Eliza » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:16 pm

Yea i would like to know too

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby rdt854 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:17 pm

Eliza wrote:Yea i would like to know too


depends on the school and how late you applied

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rdt854
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby rdt854 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:23 pm

what are your numbers, school your wondering about, and date u applied? Then i can help

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:00 pm

I'll take review any time, since it leaves open the possibility of direct admission, however small.

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby lawfool » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:10 pm

If still under review:
- you could be accepted with scholarship $ after the scholarship deadlines though unlikely (+2)
- you could be accepted (+1)
- you could be WL (+0)
- you could be rejected (-1)

If waitlisted:
- you could be accepted (+1)
- you could be rejected (-1)

I'd say it's more favorable to be under review still.

konig
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby konig » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:28 pm

As I understand, many schools have started re-reviewing the applications as of April 15 or the date of the first seat deposits. My question is whether their is some sort of priority for pending apps over waitlisted apps or if the waitlisted apps are even a part of that "re-reviewing" process? And also, in what amount of time should we (those apps still pending) be hearing from the adcomms?

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Veritas
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby Veritas » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:35 pm

My numbers are in my profile, via LSN.

What do you think USD is doing with my app? Complete since 11/11

Keep in mind I have a WL at Loyola, which is slightly comparable.

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unfgolfer14
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby unfgolfer14 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:35 pm

I would prefer to still be under review....fwiw

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rdt854
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby rdt854 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:37 pm

veritas85 wrote:My numbers are in my profile, via LSN.

What do you think USD is doing with my app? Complete since 11/11

Keep in mind I have a WL at Loyola, which is slightly comparable.


Id say you get in soon; they just accepted someone on the 16th with lower numbers then you... prolly just taking their sweet ass time. Try calling the admissions office

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby cconnoll » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:41 pm

3.1 gpa 154. Non-URM

Chapman. Application finalized February 1st.....still in review.

Thank you!

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Veritas
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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby Veritas » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:43 pm

rdt854 wrote:
veritas85 wrote:My numbers are in my profile, via LSN.

What do you think USD is doing with my app? Complete since 11/11

Keep in mind I have a WL at Loyola, which is slightly comparable.


Id say you get in soon; they just accepted someone on the 16th with lower numbers then you... prolly just taking their sweet ass time. Try calling the admissions office

Hmm, they were URM though. I could call the office, but I feel like they are inundated lately because their process is taking so long.

Thanks for the comment though, I hope you are correct!

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby cconnoll » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:11 pm

cconnoll wrote:3.1 gpa 154. Non-URM

Chapman. Application finalized February 1st.....still in review.

Thank you!



+ still wondering..

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby SickD » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:48 pm

IMO, better to be on a waitlist. Many schools look at applications not on first-come-first-serve, but based on index. If you haven't been reviewed yet, and the deadline for the school has passed some time ago, then its likely you aren't high on their index.

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby london2nyc » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:37 am

3.81 gpa, 156 lsat, non-urm

Arizona State University...complete mid-jan. and still waiting for a decision

chances?

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby buxfactor » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:37 pm

I hope still in review...

Waiting from USC. Complete mid-late October. 166/3.24, 2 years WE. Long shot at best.

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby konig » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:53 pm

Apparently at John Marshall Chicago, being on the waitlist is better. According to LSN, all of the waitlisted people were accepted last week, or have been accepted by now. The only thing I can think of for why this might have happened is that they might have used their "waitlist" as a preferred group of applicants over those applications still pending. This really makes me uneasy, especially since I have yet to hear from them :( . Does anyone else have any incite?

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby cconnoll » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:15 pm

cconnoll wrote:
cconnoll wrote:3.1 gpa 154. Non-URM

Chapman. Application finalized February 1st.....still in review.

Thank you!




......

+ still wondering..

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby DCDeckard » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:27 pm

konig wrote:As I understand, many schools have started re-reviewing the applications as of April 15 or the date of the first seat deposits. My question is whether their is some sort of priority for pending apps over waitlisted apps or if the waitlisted apps are even a part of that "re-reviewing" process? And also, in what amount of time should we (those apps still pending) be hearing from the adcomms?


I am wondering the same thing. Echoing the sentiments of a poster in the "Who Did you Hear From" forum, the fact that adcoms at some schools are essentially double-dipping some applications (WLers) before even giving an initial decision to others is simply unfair.

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby lucyinthesky » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:27 pm

Depends on your numbers, I think. I'm a low-LSAT/high-GPA splitter, and a couple of the highest-ranked schools where I had less than a 50% chance of getting in have gotten back to me with acceptances only in the last couple weeks or so. I'd imagine that they'd also look at the apps they haven't reviewed yet before the waitlist. But who knows.

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby trick1 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:51 am

under the same dilemma with chapman
dont know whether to waitlist and potentially wait until august or stay in review and get a response sometime soon

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Re: Better to be on a waitlist or still in review at this point?

Postby jamesc760 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:21 am

if they haven't:

1. accepted,
2. rejected, or
3. waitlested

you as of now (mid-late april), you are going to be:

1. waitlisted,
2. rejected, or
3. accepted

in that order of ascending probability.




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