SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have been placed on the waitlist for 5 different schools and only one of them tell me "relatively" where I am. One of the schools ranks their waitlist into thirds: top 1/3, middle 1/3, bottom 1/3... but the other four schools DON'T TELL ME ANYTHING! I'm just curious, why do schools keep waitlist rankings such a mystery? Wouldn't it be better to inform everyone so that the bottom 1/3 can begin planning for reapplication and the top 1/3 can make tentative plans to move to the medical school? Why such a cruel process?