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What waitlists are active? Who has closed their waitlists?

ninakatarinaninakatarina 1619 replies44 threads Senior Member
I just read that someone's kid heard back from UMiami on a waitlist What other colleges have already activated their waitlists? Have any of you heard back?
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  • LindagafLindagaf 10451 replies576 threads Super Moderator
    Waitlist notifications are wildly unpredictable. Some colleges will go to waitlists before May1. Others will stop and start right through summer. My own kid got a waitlist offer on May 3rd, and the next one was two months later at the college she now attends. At around the same time, she was notified by a third college that they wouldn’t be using the waitlist and it was closed. The best way of knowing is to keep an eye on the individual forums because people will sometimes post that they or their child got a waitlist offer.
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  • gardenstategalgardenstategal 6583 replies10 threads Senior Member
    You probably know this, but waitlists don't work like RD. There is no "release" date. If, on May 1, the school is full for boys, but not for girls, they'll offer the # of spots they are short to that # of girls on the WL. Girls, btw, who fill holes in the class they are trying to create. They'll have a very short time to respond, and if all but 1 say yes, they'll go back to the WL for 1 more. Done? Maybe, but probably not.

    Let's say 3 boys at that school get offers from schools where they have taken a WL position and decide to take those offers. Now the school has 3 boys to take from the WL.

    Occasionally a school is oversubscribed to a point at which it knows there will be no WL activity, even with melt. Or they may ask if you want to stay on as summer WL.

    I personally know a kid who got off a WL in August. He took that spot.

    These boards are helpful for seeing if there is movement, but in reality, you (like the boys in the example) could be in a later wave.

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  • vpa2019vpa2019 516 replies10 threads Member
    Lehigh started from their waitlist about a week after their official RD release date.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1619 replies44 threads Senior Member
    I know waitlists are unpredictable, @Lindagaf . Last year there was a thread that tracked when notifications started, and when colleges said that they weren't taking any more. I'm hoping that we see something like that again this year. My kid isn't amazing about checking his email or answering his phone and he's in a play this coming weekend. I'm just hoping to have a one stop shop somewhere to find out when/if the colleges he's interested in start moving waitlist offers. I'm thinking that might be useful for other people too.

    Thanks for the Lehigh information, @vpa2019 Now that I have 2 I can start the list.

    Waitlists active at:

    Lehigh
    UMiami
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 4931 replies86 threads Senior Member
    U Chicago has gone to the waitlist
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  • wisteria100wisteria100 4406 replies49 threads Senior Member
    I have seen here on CC that there has been WL movement from UCLA, UChicago and Lehigh.
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  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU 14468 replies104 threads Forum Champion
    Ask him for his password to check his email for him.
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  • Rose2023Rose2023 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    UCSD waitilist was active on Friday 4/26.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1619 replies44 threads Senior Member
    Compiling and adding Georgia Tech (from reddit)

    Georgia Tech
    Lehigh
    Uchicago
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UMiami
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  • jym626jym626 57395 replies3010 threads Senior Member
    Waitlists will be more accurate after the May 1 deadline to accept.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 82744 replies738 threads Senior Member
    Wait listed applicants are hoping for the college to underyield both overall and in similar students (e.g. intended major, demographics, etc.).
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  • butetebutete 16 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Emory? Vandy?
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  • Rose2023Rose2023 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Anyone think colleges were spooked by the scandal, which came out the week before most notifications, and held back admissions? The number of students released off the waitlist BEFORE the May 1 deadline seems to be an anomaly from what I’ve read on past years posts
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 4931 replies86 threads Senior Member
    edited April 2019
    Barnard has gone to the waitlist as well, one of my daughter's classmates was offered admission the other day
    edited April 2019
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  • 2Devils2Devils 62 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited April 2019
    Compiling and adding Duke (see the Duke WL thread here on cc)

    Duke
    Barnard
    Georgia Tech
    Lehigh
    Uchicago
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UMiami
    edited April 2019
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  • promom4promom4 103 replies2 threads Junior Member
    American, Purdue
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  • PopUpZone1921PopUpZone1921 104 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Add Pitt to your list - no son got an offer off the wait list yesterday. Hes sticking with Purdue :)
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1619 replies44 threads Senior Member
    Updated list - waitlists started for:

    American
    Duke
    Barnard
    Georgia Tech
    Lehigh
    Pitt
    Purdue
    Uchicago
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UMiami
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  • vpa2019vpa2019 516 replies10 threads Member
    Villanova
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 4931 replies86 threads Senior Member
    From colleagues, today:

    Wustl
    Cooper Union
    Siena
    College of Wooster (with merit)
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