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May 15-Drop waitlists also?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sgglaze, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. sgglaze

    sgglaze New Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2005
    I know that on May 15th we are expected to drop all but one of our acceptances, but can we still remain on as many wait lists as we like?

    As an example, assume someone has 3 acceptances and 5 wait lists. On May 15th does that person have hold only 1 acceptance and 0 wait lists or can he hold onto 1 acceptance and all 5 wait lists?
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  3. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2006
    Boston & NYC
    1 acceptance + 5 waitlists
  4. LifetimeDoc

    LifetimeDoc EM Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2006
    You can hold onto as many waitlists as you wish. You can only hold 1 acceptance after May 15th. If you get an acceptance after May 15th (meaning you now have two acceptances) you have 2 weeks to inform both schools which one you are now picking.

    If you are caught holding more than 1 acceptance after May 15th (except for the 2 week grace period where you get off a waitlist), all of the schools that accepted you have the right to withdraw your acceptance.
  5. iceman77_7

    iceman77_7 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    *insert gunner answer* You have to drop all but one acceptance and all your waitlists. *end gunner answer* :D
  6. sendwich

    sendwich you rock! 10+ Year Member

    May 2, 2002
    let's say you have an acceptance post-May 15th. The school you're WL-ed at accepts you and gives you 2 weeks to answer back. What if financial aid is going to factor into whether or not you say 'yes" to the waitlisted-now-accepted school? are you just pretty much screwed then? there's no way schools can pump out your financial aid in 2 weeks, right?
  7. alwaysaangel

    alwaysaangel 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Orange, CA
    You can contact the schools individually at that point. Some will extend the time you have to decide, others will hurry to give you a financial aid offer or estimate.
  8. babel

    babel 5+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2006
  9. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    Bad link, repost, please.

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