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jlean
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jlean » Tue May 04, 2010 9:39 pm

Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby sternc » Tue May 04, 2010 9:46 pm

So is the consensus that if your status goes to DF at all it means you are either in or dinged? I ask because I went to DF on 5/3, yet other people seem to be going straight to WL.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Tue May 04, 2010 9:56 pm

sternc wrote:So is the consensus that if your status goes to DF at all it means you are either in or dinged? I ask because I went to DF on 5/3, yet other people seem to be going straight to WL.


Yes. DF = either in or out. The general sentiment seems to be that 5/3 is a rejection batch.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby sternc » Tue May 04, 2010 10:03 pm

jman77 wrote:
sternc wrote:So is the consensus that if your status goes to DF at all it means you are either in or dinged? I ask because I went to DF on 5/3, yet other people seem to be going straight to WL.


Yes. DF = either in or out. The general sentiment seems to be that 5/3 is a rejection batch.


nice...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby buffalobuffalo » Tue May 04, 2010 10:26 pm

Every time my status stays IR after a rejection batch, I feel like Neo dodging bullets.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby UnclaimedGas » Tue May 04, 2010 10:43 pm

jlean wrote:Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?


Just got waitlisted as well.. i took a look at last year's LSN applicants, and it looks like about 60 got WLed and 8 got off the WL. So it looks like it's slightly better than 10% chance. But i think if you ride it out through the summer, it might be closer to 30%

I think i might ride it out..

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby JaLeCa » Tue May 04, 2010 10:45 pm

UnclaimedGas wrote:
jlean wrote:Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?


Just got waitlisted as well.. i took a look at last year's LSN applicants, and it looks like about 60 got WLed and 8 got off the WL. So it looks like it's slightly better than 10% chance. But i think if you ride it out through the summer, it might be closer to 30%

I think i might ride it out..


How do you find those statistics on LSN?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby UnclaimedGas » Tue May 04, 2010 10:48 pm

JaLeCa wrote:
UnclaimedGas wrote:
jlean wrote:Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?


Just got waitlisted as well.. i took a look at last year's LSN applicants, and it looks like about 60 got WLed and 8 got off the WL. So it looks like it's slightly better than 10% chance. But i think if you ride it out through the summer, it might be closer to 30%

I think i might ride it out..


How do you find those statistics on LSN?


Go to the applicants section of USC on LSN, click on the 2008-2009 tab, sort by "status", and literally count the number of WLed applicants... that's how i got those #s. I think the sample size is big enough to make a reasonable estimate on our chances

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby DOOM » Tue May 04, 2010 10:53 pm

JaLeCa wrote:
UnclaimedGas wrote:
jlean wrote:Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?


Just got waitlisted as well.. i took a look at last year's LSN applicants, and it looks like about 60 got WLed and 8 got off the WL. So it looks like it's slightly better than 10% chance. But i think if you ride it out through the summer, it might be closer to 30%

I think i might ride it out..


How do you find those statistics on LSN?


the small data set makes it so hard to gain any reliable information from it. but, also keep in mind that many of the WLed either withdrew or didn't follow up (LOCIs).

at a minimum, atleast ~28 explicitly reported on LSN that they withdrew their app without getting a response. then you are looking at something closer to 8/30 ~ 27%. of course, again, the sample set is so small and there are many other factors involved.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue May 04, 2010 10:57 pm

Did anyone's IR date change to 5/4? Just noticed mine. Previous (and only other) IR date was 3/17.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby UnclaimedGas » Tue May 04, 2010 10:59 pm

DOOM wrote:
JaLeCa wrote:
UnclaimedGas wrote:
jlean wrote:Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?


Just got waitlisted as well.. i took a look at last year's LSN applicants, and it looks like about 60 got WLed and 8 got off the WL. So it looks like it's slightly better than 10% chance. But i think if you ride it out through the summer, it might be closer to 30%

I think i might ride it out..


How do you find those statistics on LSN?


the small data set makes it so hard to gain any reliable information from it. but, also keep in mind that many of the WLed either withdrew or didn't follow up (LOCIs).

at a minimum, atleast ~28 explicitly reported on LSN that they withdrew their app without getting a response. then you are looking at something closer to 8/30 ~ 27%. of course, again, the sample set is so small and there are many other factors involved.


On second thought.. i think you are right, LSN stats probably aren't a very good representation of the entire applicant pool. LSN posters are likely those that meticulously prepared their apps, and bombard admission offices with epic LOCIs... so i think if you were to venture a estimate off LSN, it is probably wiser to be more conservative that what it seems

so perhaps like 20%ish chance if you plan to ride it out

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby txhorn » Tue May 04, 2010 11:20 pm

DOOM wrote:
JaLeCa wrote:
UnclaimedGas wrote:
jlean wrote:Just got waitlisted... anybody know how likely it is to get off USC's waitlist?


Just got waitlisted as well.. i took a look at last year's LSN applicants, and it looks like about 60 got WLed and 8 got off the WL. So it looks like it's slightly better than 10% chance. But i think if you ride it out through the summer, it might be closer to 30%

I think i might ride it out..


How do you find those statistics on LSN?


the small data set makes it so hard to gain any reliable information from it. but, also keep in mind that many of the WLed either withdrew or didn't follow up (LOCIs).

at a minimum, atleast ~28 explicitly reported on LSN that they withdrew their app without getting a response. then you are looking at something closer to 8/30 ~ 27%. of course, again, the sample set is so small and there are many other factors involved.


Not following up with a LOCI means they don't consider further?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby DOOM » Wed May 05, 2010 12:45 am

txhorn wrote:
Not following up with a LOCI means they don't consider further?


not necessarily, but as the summer goes on they will likely assume you've moved on with your life. many/most schools will try and gauge your interest in some fashion before offering you admission off the waitlist. its a time-sensitive process and they have seats to fill. if you aren't going to accept fast, they need to move on to the next person in line. LOCIs are a good indicator of interest, people get in without them though.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Kase Law » Wed May 05, 2010 11:13 am

IR 4/29

(was complete 1/29)

Hmmm... I want to go DF too! :( Though I probably won't be going IFFFFFF I get accepted since I already sent deposits elsewhere.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Dionysus » Wed May 05, 2010 3:49 pm

Does anyone know when they started taking people off the waitlist last year? I couldn't imagine it being anytime soon this year, considering they haven't gotten back to everyone yet.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby DOOM » Wed May 05, 2010 3:50 pm

Dionysus wrote:Does anyone know when they started taking people off the waitlist last year? I couldn't imagine it being anytime soon this year, considering they haven't gotten back to everyone yet.


According to LSN, they started on May 1st last year. I also agree that its probably a bit early right now, given that a few regular candidates haven't received an initial decision yet. I'm sure there will be movement soon though. The USC first deposit is comparatively large ($500), im sure that will discourage multiple-depositers at this school.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby savesthedayajb » Wed May 05, 2010 4:46 pm

5/3er Ding letter today :/ There goes my SoCal dreams.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Wed May 05, 2010 4:50 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:5/3er Ding letter today :/ There goes my SoCal dreams.


Sorry, man. I got WL'd yesterday and WL'd by UCLA today, so my SoCal prospects aren't looking too good either.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby vroomzoomdoom » Wed May 05, 2010 5:25 pm

166/3.62

Submitted: 11/20
IR: 4/28
DF: 5/3

Today: Ding--Thanks for playing.

Good luck to the rest of you.

Neelio
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Neelio » Wed May 05, 2010 6:33 pm

I'm sure this has already been asked- but has anyone been admitted off the waitlist yet?

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Neelio » Wed May 05, 2010 6:38 pm

Neelio wrote:I'm sure this has already been asked- but has anyone been admitted off the waitlist yet?


bump- sorry- really need to know, as I need to make some decisions about sending in seat deposit $$$

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby lastresort » Wed May 05, 2010 6:51 pm

checked today and says DF 5/3 after one IR on 4/29 and complete 1/14. will let you know if there is a rejection letter in my mail...although i was WL'd at ucla last month and did SC undergrad!!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby LizBennet » Wed May 05, 2010 6:52 pm

Neelio wrote:
Neelio wrote:I'm sure this has already been asked- but has anyone been admitted off the waitlist yet?


bump- sorry- really need to know, as I need to make some decisions about sending in seat deposit $$$


No one has stated that they have gotten off the waitlist yet. USC hasn't even finished notifying people of their 1st decision.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby jman77 » Wed May 05, 2010 7:03 pm

lastresort wrote:checked today and says DF 5/3 after one IR on 4/29 and complete 1/14. will let you know if there is a rejection letter in my mail...although i was WL'd at ucla last month and did SC undergrad!!


5/3 appears to be a rejection batch. Sorry.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby RhubarbPie » Wed May 05, 2010 7:26 pm

So no one else's IR date changed to 5/4?




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