That seems about right. Although I'd bet you more EA's would be waitlisted because the admissions office knows Pton's most of their #1 choice, so if any of the superapplicants (get into MIT, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, <insert prestigious national college here>) decline, then they know they have people ready and waiting to enroll. Curiously I've personally encountered a few people who got in off the waitlist in just talking to a limited sample size of Princeton grads/students. Could be sample bias but I hope not. Lol. I just really wanna get in. You follow up your app with anything after the deferred letter?
I was under the assumption that wait listing applicants was usually reserved for regular decision or at least thats what they do at UChicago. Honestly, at this point, if Princeton wait listed me after getting deferred in December, I would not accept a spot. Its seems almost cruel to make us wait for so long and then even longer on the wait list with a extremely small chance that we would ever get off the wait list.
As for what I did, I sent in a deferred letter and an additional teacher rec with some updates. Whether this will be the swing factor in my application, idk. Lets hope
SATs: 2400 (lol I know)
ACT: 35 (damn it!)
GPA: 4.0 unweigthed, 5.0 weighted
Extracurriculars: All I do is fight fires, lift weights, and gobble poon.
Ht/wt: 6' 5'', 220
40 yard dash time: 4.3
I also spent 5 years of my early childhood fighting forest fires in Greece.
I'm to the point where I want them to reject me and end the waiting. It would be great if I got in (and would definitely make the whole, 'have to know by May 1' business easier), but as I've spent the past fourish months convincing myself that I'm not going to Princeton, getting waitlisted would just be annoying.
itdoesdeath, I couldn't agree more. At this point, being waitlisted would just be outright frustrating. I just need to know now, whatever the decision is. At least its only 4 more days. I'm sure we'll all love wherever we go anyway.
Do you think financial aid packages are created only for accepted students? I have been accepted into a couple of schools and most of the one that have accepted me have asked for additional information (I have a unique financial situation). Even though I will find out in a couple of days, do you think the lack of Princeton's financial aid office contacting me for information is a negative sign?