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Thread for Waitlisted Student -- please post a summary of stats and Financial Aid Y/N

Imposter1Imposter1 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
Son waitlisted in computer science
SAT: 2200 SAT2: 790 Chem 760 Math 2
GPA: 3.8UW 4.2W 11 APs
CS Internship at multi-national company
Varsity Sports, community and school-related volunteer.
Location is diverse (not near Ohio)

Financial Aid: Yes
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Replies to: Thread for Waitlisted Student -- please post a summary of stats and Financial Aid Y/N

  • hfeiruwnhwghfeiruwnhwg Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    2190 800 770 4.0 waitlisted
    fa yes
  • poolec4poolec4 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Waitlisted for Engineering
    SAT: 2130
    ACT:31
    SAT2: 790 Math 2, 700 Physics
    GPA: 4.0 UW 6 APs
    Varsity Sports (Captain), Multiple ECs
    Location: Northeast

    Financial Aid: No
  • ShinigamiChan13ShinigamiChan13 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Waitlisted for International Studies and Biological Studies
    SAT: 2170
    GPA: 3.8UW
    Lots of ECs, Strong Essay & Recs
    Location: CA
    FA: Yes
  • Imposter1Imposter1 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    @mnum76 copied your post over from the RD thread. I hope that was OK.

    Waitlisted with 36, 2360, 4.0, 800 SAT IIs, good ECs, and research. I visited campus, had an alumni interview, and emailed with several questions: was seriously interested in the school. I've already been accepted to UChicago and WashU and pretty shocked by this.
  • mnum76mnum76 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    No problem! To add on:
    Location: midwest (not Ohio)
    FA: applied, but very high EFC; also applied for several merit scholarships and PPSP

    Someone mentioned on the RD thread that applying to PPSP might have something to do with it?
  • Imposter1Imposter1 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    @coldplayblue copied your post over from the RD thread. I hope that was OK.

    I was wait-listed with a 35 ACT, 800 M2 SAT II, 4.0 GPA, NMF, great extracurriculars, etc. I had planned on visiting over spring break but I guess not. I hope this isn't a preview of next week's decision letters.... Congratulations to everyone who was accepted!
  • immaseniorimmasenior Registered User Posts: 379 Member
    Waitlisted biomedical engineering

    95/100 GPA
    top 10%
    SAT - 2230
    Great ECs (leadership, ability, passion etc.)
    Visited campus
  • DevoidDevoid Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Waitlisted for Biomedical Engineering

    SAT: 2370
    SAT Subject Tests: Math II 800, Bio M 800, Chem 800, Physics 800
    GPA: 4.0 UW, top 5%
    Decent EC's
    Did have an interview
    Location: Midwest
    FA: Yes

    I also applied to PPSP and got rejected.
  • datageekdatageek Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Waitlisted

    ACT: 36
    SAT subject tests: Am. History: 800 Chem: 800 Math: 750
    GPA: 3.93 UW
    Excellent leadership ECs, long-term commitment to them
    Excellent recs
    requested an interview but didn't get one
    visited, in-state
    financial aid: yes

    parent posting for student, student has moved on, but is disappointed, wanted to stay in-state because mother has a longterm chronic illness, and Case was top choice if admitted with merit aid. Looks like it will be WUSTL.
  • Daddio3Daddio3 Registered User Posts: 625 Member
    @datageek, I would send an email to admissions officer and explain the situation and interest. I think they will take students off the waitlist, and I'm not sure anyone has better stats on the waitlist!
  • evanh14evanh14 Registered User Posts: 473 Member
    edited March 2014
    Waitlisted for ChemE. Stats copied from Dartmouth thread.

    Objective:
    [*]SAT I (breakdown): 2320 (800 CR, 760 M, 760 W)
    [*]ACT: 36 (35 E, 36 M, 36 R, 35 S, 12 E)
    [*]SAT II: 800 Math II, 780 Chemistry
    [*]Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
    [*]Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 5/414
    [*]AP (place score in parenthesis): Chemistry (5), English Language (5), European History (5), Physics B (5), Psychology (5), US History (5)
    [*]IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
    [*]Senior Year Course Load: AP Calculus BC, AP US Gov't, AP MacroEcon, AP Physics C: Mech. & E&M, AP English Lit, Honors Math Seminar
    [*]Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None
    Subjective:
    [*]Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student-run international math league (co-director), Model UN (Founder), REACH peer helping (president), Mu Alpha Theta (Vice President), Quiz Bowl (Captain), Math Team, Latin Club, NHS.
    [*]Job/Work Experience: 12 hours/week at restaurant, 3 hours/week tutoring
    [*]Volunteer/Community service: ~70 hours planning summer activities for kids at botanical garden
    [*]Summer Activities: Nothing that was worth putting in my application.
    [*]Essays: CommonApp: Really liked this one. Chose the topic about becoming an adult and wrote about work. Definitely would give this one at least 9/10.
    [*]Supplement: Wrote about the above-mentioned math league and how we got cheated by some guy who made up a school to take awards and what I learned from it. Kinda generic. 6/10 maybe?
    [*]Teacher Recommendation: One from my Calculus teacher who loves me and I've worked really closely with over the years. 9/10. One from my physics teacher who likes me well enough but may not know me as well. 7/10.
    [*]Counselor Rec: Probably generic, but, again, she likes me, so maybe 6/10?
    [*]Additional Rec: Peer rec from a very close friend who is a very talented writer. Hopefully this translates to a good recommendation, but it would be safe to say at least 8/10
    [*]Interview: N/A
    [*]Supplementary Material: N/A
    Other
    [*]State (if domestic applicant): Alabama
    [*]Country (if international applicant):
    [*]School Type: Large Public. Somewhat competitive.
    [*]Ethnicity: White
    [*]Gender: Male
    [*]Income Bracket(mention if FA candidate): Didn't apply
    [*]Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None, unless being from Alabama?
    Reflection
    [*]Strengths: Test Scores, some ECs, CommonApp essay
    [*]Weaknesses: Other than math league stuff, not really any major ECs that grabbed any attention. Some generic recs maybe?
    [*]Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I'm surprised. Honestly.
    [*]Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted: University of Alabama, Auburn, Tulane, Dartmouth. Still waiting: Rice, Brown, Vandy.
  • datageekdatageek Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Thanks for responding, Daddio. I suspect even if my child got in off the waitlist, there wouldn't be any merit aid, and in that case, I'm pushing for Wash U. If this is really about yield, and not something else we are missing, I don't want to give a substantial amount of our income and savings to a place with the kind of institutional policy that turns away very qualified students to improve their statistics. We'll deal with the family situation. My wife was very against a college decision based on her health, so perhaps this is for the best. St. Louis isn't too much farther away.
  • peterc96peterc96 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    waitlisted ACT 34, GPA 3.96 (UW), SAT II: math 800, chem 790, bio 790; no bad feeling at all, as my son does not care now
  • Imposter1Imposter1 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    @StLoumom, I copied your comment from the RD over here. Even though there are no stats, this is still very relevant. Case has shot themselves in the foot IMHO.
    What's great that is going on in our house...my very high stats senior d who had visited, interviewed and wrote essays for scholarships was waitlisted. And now my sophomore d has received several pieces of mail from Case. Ha ha, she won't be applying.
  • stloumomstloumom Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    @Imposter1 36, 2360, 4.0 UW, lots of ECs and summer research
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