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Multiple acceptances/waitlist poll:

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rachmoninov3, May 2, 2007.

What is you status with multiple acceptances?

Poll closed May 16, 2007.
  1. I have multiple acceptances but have already withdrawn all but one.

    20 vote(s)
    27.4%
  2. I am still holding multiple acceptances...waitlistees hate me, but I give them hope.

    29 vote(s)
    39.7%
  3. I have sent a deposit to school X but will forego my deposit if I get off the waitlist at school Y.

    24 vote(s)
    32.9%
  1. rachmoninov3

    rachmoninov3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    OK, So not having any data to go on based on how many people were accepted off the waitlist at my dream school in years passed, and only going by their 'average' but without having enough data to generate a standard deviation (1 year plus their 'average' stated in the waitlist letter which would give a standard diviation of 5.0...and I'm within 4 of the 'average'!) I decided to none scientifically generate my own data and perhaps it will be useful to other waitlistees.

    Three choices:

    I had mutliple acceptances and I've withdrawn from all but one.
    (these people have already effected my waitlist spot)
    I have multiple acceptances and still need to withdraw from the others.
    (these people will probably effect my waitlist spot shortly after May 15)
    I have mutliple accepteances and I'm waitlisted at my top choice, so I've given a deposit, but will gladly lose that money if my top choice calls me after May 15th.
    (these people are the ones responsible for hope after May is over)
     
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  3. BrownianMotion

    BrownianMotion Einstein's Simple Diffusion 10+ Year Member

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    i dont understand anything from your post, i must be a real moron
     
  4. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    your sample is biased. for the purpose you indicate, this is a horrible poll. this poll sux!!!
     
  5. IckeyShuffle

    IckeyShuffle MS1 t-minus 1.5 months.. 2+ Year Member

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    haha agreed..... what about people who have no acceptances whatsoever.
     
  6. rachmoninov3

    rachmoninov3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    The poll is purely supposed to be a tool to assess who hasn't withdrawn yet to gage how much movement there will be off of waitlists. Yes, sdn is a small, highly biased sample, but it's all I got to work with. If there's a flaw in the reasoning, please point it out.
     
  7. Darksmurf

    Darksmurf I'm the boy smurf 7+ Year Member

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    It seems like lately your job has been to disparage polls (although, to your credit, most--like this one--have serious design flaws).

    Are you getting a kickback from the anti-polling lobby?
     
  8. Darksmurf

    Darksmurf I'm the boy smurf 7+ Year Member

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    One flaw is that some people fit into both the latter two categories (that is, some people are holding multiple acceptances, but would also give up all of them for a spot at another school at which they are waitlisted).

    Also, effect is a noun. Affect is a verb. Effected is not a word.
     

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