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What waitlists are active? Who has closed their waitlists?

ninakatarinaninakatarina Registered User Posts: 1,610 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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Replies to: What waitlists are active? Who has closed their waitlists?

  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 9,104 Senior Member
    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.
  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 5,216 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.

  • vpa2019vpa2019 Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Lehigh started from their waitlist about a week after their official RD release date.
  • ninakatarinaninakatarina Registered User Posts: 1,610 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
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 Registered User Posts: 1,575 Senior Member
    U Chicago has gone to the waitlist
  • wisteria100wisteria100 Registered User Posts: 4,162 Senior Member
    I have seen here on CC that there has been WL movement from UCLA, UChicago and Lehigh.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 13,714 Forum Champion
    Ask him for his password to check his email for him.
  • Rose2023Rose2023 Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    UCSD waitilist was active on Friday 4/26.
  • ninakatarinaninakatarina Registered User Posts: 1,610 Senior Member
    Compiling and adding Georgia Tech (from reddit)

    Georgia Tech
    Lehigh
    Uchicago
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UMiami
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 57,242 Senior Member
    Waitlists will be more accurate after the May 1 deadline to accept.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 76,154 Senior Member
    Wait listed applicants are hoping for the college to underyield both overall and in similar students (e.g. intended major, demographics, etc.).
  • butetebutete Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    Emory? Vandy?
  • Rose2023Rose2023 Registered User Posts: 19 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
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 Registered User Posts: 1,575 Senior Member
    edited April 29
    Barnard has gone to the waitlist as well, one of my daughter's classmates was offered admission the other day
  • 2Devils2Devils Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    edited April 29
    Compiling and adding Duke (see the Duke WL thread here on cc)

    Duke
    Barnard
    Georgia Tech
    Lehigh
    Uchicago
    UCLA
    UCSD
    UMiami
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