dakatz wrote:The guy a few posts back hit the nail on the head I think; Decision Pending: Silent Waitlist.
I really hope thats BS. I have numbers that I thought made me a real safe bet there, and I see a bunch of people with the same numbers getting really generous scholarship offers. I would be amazed if it ended up being a waitlist for me.[/quote]
Let me rephrase what I think Silent Waitlist means. I think that w&m had a specific cutoff where they were willing to give students auto-admits. Those above the cutoff were given acceptances; all others were put in "the pile" (including me). The pile continues to grow while they wait to see how many of the admits (which continually grows as more "auto-admits apply) accept. Depending on that number, they will take the best from "the pile" later in the admissions process and see how many of those accept. The rest stay in the "decision pending" pile until March.
Pure speculation, obviously, but if I was a school without a roiling admission, that is how I would do it.