I am so ecstatic because this is the first year we have not had rude or frankly, down-right ugly comments after the release of decisions. The theme for your year must be civility. You’ve asked some great follow-up questions. I will either answer them here, or amend the blogposts from Friday. Some answers will go into the commentary. Thank you for your calm and collected comments! It makes our job much easier.
There are just over 500 applicants on the wait-list, but it is further divided by the schools to which you applied. Applicants on the wait-list are not ranked. We will not pick you off at random. We will go in and review everyone who elects to stay on the wait list and sends final grades to us. The number of students we can take depends on the number of students who say yes to us. But, we built in a little cushion, meaning, we do waitlist with the hopes of getting great spring grades from you. Depending upon the year, we’ll take 60-80 students off the wait-list. We WILL take someone off the waitlist.
We usually email (sometimes call) these student students with the decision and you’ll have 48 hours to say yes or no. This is more of a rolling process. We’ll announce it on the blog when we begin to make decisions and then we’ll email you once the waitlist has closed.
You may send a letter or email of continued interest or write to tell us of any new updates. You are welcome to send additional letters of recommendation, but you should only send them if they add new information. No more than two please.
If you're going to make comments on this blog, please don't be anonymous. It's hard to know who is who when more than ten of your are anonymous.
UPDATE: The first batch of financial aid awards will be released on Thursday, May 2. These can also be found online and only online. Please check your to-do list to see if additional documents are needed in order to complete your application. As it stands now, they will release only on Thursdays. I'll let you know if there is any more information.