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Hey University of Miami students,

Couple of questions about the waitlist:

1) Is it ranked or do people move around?

2) Does writing a letter of intent or having additional letters sent on your behalf help? It says this on my alternate list letter that these things are "encouraged", but I'm mildly confused...

3) Does anyone know how many people have gotten off the waitlist in past years - percentage wise or numberwise?

If anyone could answer these questions I'd be grateful :love:

-DrZ
 

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Hey University of Miami students,

Couple of questions about the waitlist:

1) Is it ranked or do people move around?

2) Does writing a letter of intent or having additional letters sent on your behalf help? It says this on my alternate list letter that these things are "encouraged", but I'm mildly confused...

3) Does anyone know how many people have gotten off the waitlist in past years - percentage wise or numberwise?

If anyone could answer these questions I'd be grateful :love:

-DrZ


I don't have exact numbers, but I can tell you that I know a number of people who did get in off of the waitlist. It's definitely not a death sentence. I believe that the list is ranked. In fact, I believe that Miami has every applicant ranked all the time, with individuals above a certain rank who have already interviewed holding acceptances and the next group being waitlisted. Don't quote me on the last part though. If you interviewed earlier, that's probably a good sign.
 

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I don't have exact numbers, but I can tell you that I know a number of people who did get in off of the waitlist. It's definitely not a death sentence. I believe that the list is ranked. In fact, I believe that Miami has every applicant ranked all the time, with individuals above a certain rank who have already interviewed holding acceptances and the next group being waitlisted. Don't quote me on the last part though. If you interviewed earlier, that's probably a good sign.
Thanks. Do you think that rank changes based on additional info that you send. I was interviewed at the beginning of November, and I know that my interview went well, so I guess it's time to start sending in updates?
 

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Thanks. Do you think that rank changes based on additional info that you send. I was interviewed at the beginning of November, and I know that my interview went well, so I guess it's time to start sending in updates?

It is a general rule in admissions that positive updates can't hurt and may help your cause. With regards to Miami, I don't know. I was lucky enough to be accepted in December, and I never had to make the decision. You should probably send them in.
 
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