catharsis wrote:is it impossible to get off the Harvard waitlist? i applied in September got the hold email today. i knew it would be a LONGGGG shot in every sense of the world and im honored to get waitlisted. i cant help but feel saddened though
I don't think we necessarily equate "held" with "waitlist", or am I missing something? I think the hold email says is more in tune with what Kakarot mentioned earlier:
Kakarot wrote:Well, it is better than a Wait List. Basically a "we haven't forgot about you, but we want to see who is going to apply with December numbers."
As you can see from what people are saying on this thread, the "hold" email will sort out those applicants who still wish to attend from those who are now committed, either because of ED or personal preference, elsewhere.