We are getting many questions about the transfer waiting list! While I’m going to do my best to respond to each question individually, I wanted to share more details about what to expect from the waiting list here:
1. What does it mean to receive a decision of wait list?
Each year, we get applications from more exceptional students than we have the space to enroll. We extend the number of admission offers that we believe will fill the space available – but, predicting what college students will choose to do can be a difficult endeavor. The decision of waitlist is offering the opportunity to be considered from the waiting list if we have space to make additional offers.
2. For waitlisted students, what factors is the committee still considering?
At this point, we have all of the information that we need from you; what we don’t know yet is how many offers we would be able to make. We will need your final semester grades once they are available, but otherwise the committee will look at the full application holistically, as it does throughout the review, in the waiting list process.
3. How many students have been admitted from the waiting list historically? For each of the schools?
Unfortunately, I don’t have individualized data broken up by school and program, but I can share that previous years are not necessarily helpful in predicting future years. This is especially true for for the many different schools of enrollment in the transfer process, where application numbers can fluctuate from year to year depending on the program. If you’re interested in being considered from the waiting list, you should opt-in via your applicant portal. You should get excited about your other options. And, if we are able to be in touch with you with good news, we will.
4. When and how will I hear about waiting list decisions?
We will reach out to you via the contact information you provided as part of your application. Any waiting list offers we are able to make for transfers don’t typically happen until mid-June, but please keep an eye on the email address and phone line you submitted as part of your application during that time period. We will notify everyone that the waiting list is closed when we are no longer able to make offers.