I was on the panel at the last audtion as a parent (duh) and the way Cary explained the process was as follows. The MT dept. will be accepting 16-20 to get a class of 12-14. After that group, there is a waitlist that Cary goes to as people, as he says it half-jokingly, make a "not bright" decision to turn PSU down! The waitlist is used to complete the class. I think this is done to assure a correct class size( rather than over-accepting). Cary also assured the parents at the info session that besides him, he doubts the faculty even knows or remembers who was wl or not in the fall (the only reason he knows is that he does the administrative work to create the class). Certainly it has no bearing on the kids' "status" in the class. Everyone is treated as a member of MT in the fall. And I do believe that he has gone to the wl several times since he started doing it this way, maybe every year. It also might NOT take until May bc as kids decline Cary moves quickly to offer the spots. I hope I explained this correctly.