difference b/t alternate and wait list?

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  1. aisha

    aisha Senior Member
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    is an alternate list the saem as wait list? if not, whats the differece, :)
     
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  3. SMW

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    My impression is that an alternate is someone with a very high ranking on the waitlist. Anyone know for sure?
     
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    It's a definitional thing that, if schools actually use both separately, would vary at each.
     
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    Aisha-

    If you're referring to GW, the alternate is the same as a waitlist.
     
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    What about OSU? I forgot how they dealt with it.
     
  7. aisha

    aisha Senior Member
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    actually i just talked to GW and they told me that alternate has a higher hold than wait list so yeah there is a difference. i dont know about OSU....
    thanks for the replies guys :)

    hope the apps are going fine with all of you.. I have just stopped thinking of it all. good luck to all of us. :)
     
  8. AceUF78

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    They are just two different names for the same thing.
     

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