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Was 5/5 for waitlists before. But as the saying goes... the 6th time's the charm. :laugh: :lame:
 

BlueElmo

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Hang in there people, they could very well turn into acceptances.
 

jackson1

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7 here. i am lucky enough to have 2 acceptances though:)
 
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eight here, 4 at top tens, 3 at 11-25, and 1 at buffalo :rolleyes:
I hope something frees up for you. It appears your choice of schools to apply to was probably too optimistic. I'm a bit surprised that you find it relevant to cite the rankings of schools you haven't yet been accepted at, as if that might reflect positively on you?
 

anfleisch

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I think they do reflect positively on him. You know how hard it is to get four to 10 interviews.
 

DoctwoB

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7 waitlists

but 4 acceptances, so its ok. :thumbup:
 
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Dude...6, 7, 8 waitlists? Did you guys slap your interviewers or something?
Many schools interview 700 people for maybe 200 acceptances they give out. It ends up really being a crapshoot, especially if you don't stand out when they look at your application again. None of my interviews went badly at all.
 
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I had 4 interviews all of which resulted in a waitlist. I guess it's time to start filling out AMCAS again for next year
 
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Barring some really weird circumstances, I'm willing to bet they didn't go quite as well as you think.
i'm 8/8 also and most of the interviewers said i was a very good applicant, with at least half saying they hoped i attended that particular school...i think schools are just waitlisting a ton this year.
 

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No, seriously. Congrats on the waitlists. Rejections < Waitlists < Acceptances. You ALMOST stand out enough for an acceptance. Better than some people get.
 
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i'm 8/8 also and most of the interviewers said i was a very good applicant, with at least half saying they hoped i attended that particular school...i think schools are just waitlisting a ton this year.
Wow waitlisted at 8/8!?! I really hope you get into one.

If the average school accepts 15% of it's waitlist, your probability of getting in is:

P(8) = 1-.85^8 = 0.73 = 73%
 
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0 waitlists. 3 accepts, 4 interview-rejections, and a myriad of pre-interview rejections. I guess I'm just a polarizing force -- they either loved me or hated me :p