time as it often does tends to make things not so bad. Afte my disappointing Dec 1st (by not hearing form the schools I interviewed at) I decided to inquire as to my exact status at each. Both said that I am on the alternate/waitlist. Both also said that it is very possible to be picked up before the end of the cycle. When I inquired as to how each school handles the alternate/waitlist they stated that once all the applicants have been accepted all the alternates are placed in one group and as accepted students drop out/don't respond then they pretty much go through another round of evals for the alternate/waitlisted individuals and choose from the ones that filter to the top. Neither school identified a specific order to the list in how individuals and in what order they will be looked at. For all those in the same boat I guess only time will tell. Good luck to all and I am starting to study for my retake of the DAT in January.