You can use this post as a space to make comments or ask questions about the wait list.
If you are interested in staying on the waiting list, please make sure you click the button labeled “remain on the wait list.” If you don’t do this, we will not review your file again in the future. Once you’ve clicked it, that does the trick. This page stays the same after you click the button in case you change your mind at a later date. So, if you change your mind and want to leave the waiting list, please come back and decline the spot.
After the admissions deposit deadline of May 15, we’ll begin to look to see how many students we can take off the waiting list. These numbers vary from year to year and unfortunately, it can be a long process. We won’t make any decisions on May 16th. There is a bit of a wait. Why? Because we have to wait for your final exams to end, and for you to send us updated grades. We hope to make our decisions by the end of June however. Offers are usually made in waves.
How do we make these decisions? We absolutely need to see your transcripts listing your spring 2016 grades. In short, send us your final transcript. Trust me. If you want us to look at your file again, send it along. You’ll want to do this, but only after your exams are completed and ALL of your grades are posted. You’d be surprised how many people send us blank transcripts. To send this transcript, please use the same address that appears on the right panel of this blog. Ideally, you would want to get these to us by the first week of June, but there is still time after that period. We know there can be extenuating circumstances. If you were not taking classes this spring, feel free to send a note/email/letter of continued interest to email@example.com.
If your grades are strong, this may help you earn the offer, but we can’t offer to everyone from the wait list, so we’ll be looking at the strongest candidates. If you earned poor grades this past spring, it would be difficult for us to admit you.
The waiting list is divided by school – Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Batten, Commerce, Kinesiology. So, you are only on a waiting list for that particular program. It is not ranked, and it is only made up of students who elected to remain on the waiting list. That’s why we can’t give a firm number of right now. It seems to be, historically, that 20% of the applicants are offered a spot on the wait list, but not everyone stays.
If you are offered admission from the waiting list and need financial aid information in order to make your decision, we will do our best to help you with this. If you post here, please be considerate of each other’s feelings, emotions, reactions and the like. We will delete any inappropriate commentary. Good luck all!