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Unknownsou
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Unknownsou » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:39 pm

Held :-/

But I guess that means I'm technically still a candidate. Was anyone not held or waitlisted or denied? Or to rephrase, has anyone not heard anything?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:40 pm

:'( why have I not heard anything??? Any guesses?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby sibley » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:40 pm

computersareafad wrote:WL earlier this afternoon. Anyone have any idea about how many people they accept from the waitlist every year?


here's what i'm thinking: initial deposits are due tomorrow, so a few WL spots will open up at that time (unless everyone takes advantage of the refund policy, in which case more applications are likely to be held). but, because the first deposit is refundable, it's likely that most WL spots won't open up until after May 1, when the 2nd deposit is due. until then it's really hard to tell how many spots their will be, especially this cycle.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby LincolnSquare » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:41 pm

Unknownsou wrote:Held :-/

But I guess that means I'm technically still a candidate. Was anyone not held or waitlisted or denied? Or to rephrase, has anyone not heard anything?



2/22er here. Haven't heard anything (yet) today

J-tow10
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby J-tow10 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:42 pm

Just got the WL e-mail. A bit shocked since I was expecting a ding. I'm sensing a pattern to my cycle...

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby akili » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:43 pm

Waitlist here. I'm pretty pleased with my late app/mediocre stats.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:44 pm

Got the "No decision made yet".....so I guess that's a hold. Better than a straight up reject hammer

NVM...didnt read the other pages- just got waitlisted- not held
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:45 pm

waitingfor1L wrote:Does held mean you can still be rejected? Like you could still be either... wl, in, or out? Is it just buying admissions more time?
yeah i think being held means you can still be rejected.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby kswiss » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:45 pm

Held. So is there an explicit Waitlist email, or do all of the people that were held just interpret the text differently.

Also, a very nice email. Good writing skills up in that admissions office.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby najumobi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:45 pm

kswiss wrote:Held. So is there an explicit Waitlist email, or do all of the people that were held just interpret the text differently.

Also, a very nice email. Good writing skills up in that admissions office.
there were two different emails sent. one for hold, one for waitlist

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:46 pm

najumobi wrote:
waitingfor1L wrote:Does held mean you can still be rejected? Like you could still be either... wl, in, or out? Is it just buying admissions more time?
yeah i think being held means you can still be rejected.


being held and waitlisted could still mean one can be rejected. but im guessing held is more of a priority?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby TTTennis » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:47 pm

Waitlisted. I'm the king of waitlists, if I can get a couple more I think I will hold some sort of record.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby kswiss » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:47 pm

Also, I doubt that holds will --> rejections. If you were on the fence between WL and reject, it seems that they would have plenty of WL candidates without having to spend additional time on decisions for candidates that unlikely to get in.

But that is also wishful thinking, since I'm an extreme splitter.

The email said something like "we would like to admit you, but we aren't sure what our class looks like yet." So it didn't seem like a soft reject.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Unknownsou » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:47 pm

najumobi wrote:
waitingfor1L wrote:Does held mean you can still be rejected? Like you could still be either... wl, in, or out? Is it just buying admissions more time?
yeah i think being held means you can still be rejected.


That's probably correct... because otherwise, how would it be different than an accept?

Maaaan, I really hope I get in.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Andrew the Wolverine » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:47 pm

Am I to interpret this email as meaning "we admitted too many students, and but for that, you would have been admitted also." Does this mean that if we "held" people applied Day 1 this fall, then we'd likely be admits?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby fl0w » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:49 pm

waitingfor1L wrote:Does held mean you can still be rejected? Like you could still be either... wl, in, or out? Is it just buying admissions more time?


you can still be WL in or out as a result of hold.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Unknownsou » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:50 pm

Andrew the Wolverine wrote:Am I to interpret this email as meaning "we admitted too many students, and but for that, you would have been admitted also." Does this mean that if we "held" people applied Day 1 this fall, then we'd likely be admits?


It's pointless to ponder these sorts of questions at this point, but yeah, prolly. Cuz we rock :high fives:

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:51 pm

Andrew the Wolverine wrote:Am I to interpret this email as meaning "we admitted too many students, and but for that, you would have been admitted also." Does this mean that if we "held" people applied Day 1 this fall, then we'd likely be admits?

I don't know, I applied pretty early and still got held.


On a separate note, to anyone that's filled out the "hold" form online already: Until what date did you indicate you wanted to remain on the holdlist? I don't know what to put. I thought about typing "the day you admit me."

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Andrew the Wolverine » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:52 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
Andrew the Wolverine wrote:Am I to interpret this email as meaning "we admitted too many students, and but for that, you would have been admitted also." Does this mean that if we "held" people applied Day 1 this fall, then we'd likely be admits?

I don't know, I applied pretty early and still got held.


On a separate note, to anyone that's filled out the "hold" form online already: Until what date did you indicate you wanted to remain on the holdlist? I don't know what to put. I thought about typing "the day you admit me."


I put August 1, 2010. No particular reason, other than if I don't hear a decision by then, I won't be going there.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby stratocophic » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:52 pm

Unknownsou wrote:
najumobi wrote:
waitingfor1L wrote:Does held mean you can still be rejected? Like you could still be either... wl, in, or out? Is it just buying admissions more time?
yeah i think being held means you can still be rejected.


That's probably correct... because otherwise, how would it be different than an accept?

Maaaan, I really hope I get in.
Much, much more likely to result in a WL than a rejection. Being held at this point implies they're keeping you around for the inevitable lack of deposits. If a person didn't get in outright after being held, my guess is that they'd top the waitlist.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby Unknownsou » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:53 pm

I put August 1st.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby fl0w » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:54 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
Andrew the Wolverine wrote:Am I to interpret this email as meaning "we admitted too many students, and but for that, you would have been admitted also." Does this mean that if we "held" people applied Day 1 this fall, then we'd likely be admits?

I don't know, I applied pretty early and still got held.


On a separate note, to anyone that's filled out the "hold" form online already: Until what date did you indicate you wanted to remain on the holdlist? I don't know what to put. I thought about typing "the day you admit me."


you can try submitting it leaving that date blank. that's what i did for ND. if the date is not a required field they will just keep you on the list.

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:55 pm

WL +1. Friendly note. Classy. Will ride the WL for now.

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chicoalto0649
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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:56 pm

Anyone wanna compile a list of the stats for those held vs those with a pure waitlist?

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Re: For WUSTL Applicants

Postby bstrunk » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:58 pm

Waitlisted.




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