Hey guys! My #1 school has me on a high priority waitlist which has been confirmed by the school that I will most probably be pulled off at some point before August. However, my accepted school has a CTE of June 15th but I REALLY want to attend my waitlist school. Is there some way I could reach out to the institutions and tell them about my circumstances and maybe get movement sooner or have CTE pushed? I know it seems like I'm asking for special circumstances, and maybe I am, but I want to make sure I'm doing all I can to attend my #1 school. Anyone have any advice?
No reason to reach out to the CTE school, which set that date for a reason (to lock you in and firm up their class). Why the hell would they give you more time to see if you can get in where you really want to go while keeping them as a backup? Do you think you would have received the A from them in the first place if that was part of your narrative during the process?
On the other hand, it might be worth asking the WL school if they will allow you to remain on the WL after your CTE date at the other school. If they are playing by the rules they will say no, but it's really your only play -- tell them they are your #1, and that you would drop the other school if they give you an A, but you can't give up the other school without the A based on "most probably be pulled off at some point." Every day that passes form this point forward you are just a little less likely to be pulled off, until it's game over when school begins (or very soon thereafter).
They will either give you an A before 6/15, consent to your request to "break the rules" and stay on their WL while CTEing at the other school, or force you to withdraw when the see the CTE (or just kick you off themselves). This is the very definition of doing all you can do. @gonnif
is 1,000% correct -- if you blow the CTE date based on "most probably," you will have NOTHING on 6/16, and will be like everyone on the WL support thread praying you get an A before classes begin.
Question -- is 6/15 three weeks before orientation begins at the CTE school? If so, you don't have until August -- very few if any schools will knowingly poach you from another school once classes begin. If not, that's a point to make to your WL school -- that they should work with you and allow you to break the rules because the CTE school set an unreasonably early deadline inconsistent with AAMC guidance. Good luck!!!