stratocophic wrote:I'll bet they do visit the WL 10+ times this year, and probably more than that. Seems to me that they've found the perfect way to keep their medians at two guaranteed numbers.
I can't give exact numbers myself since I don't have them but I imagine 10+ is a very safe prediction.
booboo wrote:vanwinkle, I remember reading a while ago on this thread that UVA likes to play a game of chicken in regards to WL acceptances, in that they call and ask if you were willing to make a binding commitment to attend, and if not, then keep you on the WL or reject you. I was hoping it was not true, and they did something similar to what Chicago does in that they give you a week to decide.
Any help is much appreciated.
I had been told the same thing last cycle about phone-call acceptances in general. The rumor was that they asked you to call, and then asked if you were still interested in attending, and if you said yes then
they offered you an acceptance. My phone call did not go like that at all, though, it was some idle chatter followed by "Well, to get down to business, I wanted to let you know that we've decided to offer you an acceptance here this year," and that was it. It turned out the rumor was wrong.
I can't say anything about whether the WL works differently because I don't know a single person who was accepted off the WL last year. Supposedly there were a few, but a very
few (enough to count on only one hand) and I don't know who any of them are. Sadly I don't know what to tell you about the WL.
I do know that the adcomms here are pretty friendly and honorable guys, and I would be surprised if they screwed you over for saying you'd need at least a day or two to decide.