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UChicago Waitlisted

KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
So is it generally that the letter to your admissions counselor plays a bigger part for UChicago than most other elite schools?

Replies to: UChicago Waitlisted

  • marvin100marvin100 Registered User Posts: 8,905 Senior Member
    Probably not but no way to know for sure, @KalaniAnne
  • insanedreamerinsanedreamer Registered User Posts: 1,342 Senior Member
    My D was waitlisted a UChicago 2 years ago. As exciting as it might be to think about the chance of getting off the waitlist, I recommend that you look at the waitlist as a nice "no". Congratulate yourself that you got waitlisted, which is no small accomplishment, and make plans to go elsewhere. If by a miracle you do get off the waitlist, then awesome - you won the lottery.
  • boudersbouders Registered User Posts: 1,501 Senior Member
    I have a relative who was waitlisted at UChicago last year. A prompt phone call from their prep school guidance counselor got them in. Have your GC call. Also email a lette tor UChicago admissions promising to attend if admitted.
  • HizeusHizeus Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    UChicago seems to really suggest that you not have someone call or write on your behalf. I don't know if that usually works out well, although I can't be completely sure.
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Would a public school guidance counselor work as well?
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