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Yale Waitlist Question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Burtland, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. Burtland

    Burtland Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    New Haven
    Hi Everyone-
    I was hoping to hear from others who were waitlisted at Yale. I got waitlisted, but my letter did not say anything about being on the high or middle tiers of the wait list. Does this imply that I am on the lowest tier?
    Were the other letters more specific? I'd appreciate any feedback!
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  3. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I, too, was waitlisted. I think that unlike Penn, for example, the Yale waitlist seems to be non-ranked...

    However, I could be wrong. . . :)
  4. LizardKing

    LizardKing Veteran Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    I think they do semi-rank their waitlist. HOWEVER, from what I've heard so far, the letter does not indicate it. I could be wrong though. I got waitlisted and it didn't say my tier.
  5. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I think SWO's said he was at the TOP TOP of the waitlist. Mine didn't say jack...I think we can call schools tomorrow and start asknig our relative positions right?
  6. cacahuetes

    cacahuetes Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    I am a first year med student at Yale. I was accepted from the wait list. They don't tell you right away where you are on the waitlist. They come out with that information in April. There are three tiers. Everyone gets in from the 1st tier, it is a very small group and the past few years everyone has gotten in. The second tier is bigger, most people who are on the top of the second tier are likely to get in, that is where I was and I got accepted the first week of June. I know plenty of people in my class who got in off the second tier throughout the summer so they may have been closer to the middle of the second tier. There is also a third tier, but unfortunately usually nobody gets in from that tier. I think the best bet if you are waitlisted at this stage, is to send a letter saying something along the lines that you are extremely interested in Yale and update them with any awards or activities since you applied. When they finally come out with the ranked waitlist in April be frank and open with Mr. Silverman, ask him if people usually get in off the waitlist at the position where you were ranked. He told me that where I was on the waitlist I should get in if things go the way they have in years past. This was really comforting because you at least have some idea about your chances so you can plan accordingly. I hope this has helped, and good luck to all of you, trust me I feel your pain, but it will all be over soon.
  7. Burtland

    Burtland Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    New Haven
    anybody else?

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