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nichols195

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is this common or uncommon at most schools...i hear of some students who get waitlisted at 5 schools and they never hear from any of them, and i know people who have been accepted off the waitlist for up to 3 schools...does anyone have any information source about what schools are 'waitlist friendly'? how about the schools where waitlist = rejection
 

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i say go by the # of acceptances offered/class size.........then you'll have a basic idea......its definitley not a guarantee of how active the waitlist is, but then you get an idea of how many withdraw their acceptance............


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Clearly your ranking on any wait list is key to anticipating if you have a realisitc chance of gaining admission. Some schools will give you an idea (e.g. top 1/3 versus middle or bottom 1/3) of how you rank and historically how much movement there's been off of their wait list. Contact those schools where you are wait-listed to obtain as much info as you can.
 
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