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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by cascy, Jul 24, 2001.
Anyone know what the difference is between the waitlist and the alternate list?
Which one is better?
Most people use those terms interchangeably. Schools use one or the other - but they mean the same thing.
not always.... some schools I have heard have an alternate list that has priority to a list that they keep as a waitlist.... The alternates move to acceptances and the waitlisters move to alternates.... I would expect this type of organization to be at schools with a large amounts of movement.
Due to popular demand, I'll move this to the Pre-Allo forum.
I agree, one of the schools I am waitlisted at distinguished between the waitlist and the alternate. When I called to check on whether they received a letter I had sent, I was asked if I was on the waitlist or the alternate list. I don't know exactly what the difference is though...