Originally Posted by BUPhD
I have friends who have gotten into school off of waiting lists. You just have to hope that other people who applied here had other schools as their first choice.
hopefully it all works out.
All I have to say is that GPA isn't the only things that schools look at. They also want to make sure that you can handle their program, fit in with the people, know why you want to be there and whatnot. Just because you have a good GPS doesn't mean anything per se. For instance if you weren't able to write a coherent essay or you didn't interview well people may have thought that you wouldn't be able to handle the class load or didn't give a good enough reason why they should have chosen you.
I mean I know personally I am coming in with a BS in Biochemistry where my GPA for my undergraduate degree was only a 3.09. SO clearly GPA wasn't the only aspect they took into consideration when accepting people.
Once you are invited to the interview, GPA does not matter anymore. Really, nothing in your application matters anymore because they already feel as though your stats are good enough/competitive enough for their program.