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Waitlisted from 3 places

mocook17mocook17 0 replies1 threads New Member
edited March 25 in College Admissions

I applied to about 6 places and I'm waiting to hear back only from NYU. I got into two places that were safety choices and I don't know that I would want to attend. I was waitlisted from Rutgers (which I thought was a safety), George Washington, and University of Washington Seattle. I'm not sure about how many students were waitlisted but I'm willing to guess they waitlisted more this year because they're not sure how this pandemic might pan out. Should I wait it out for these places and put a deposit somewhere else? Should I contact any of these Universities? Are my chances of actually being admitted over the summer slim?
Also, how will this affect grants given out?

Pretty sure I will get a rejection from NYU so I think I am left with these options.
edited March 25
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  • coolguy40coolguy40 2747 replies8 threads Senior Member
    This is not a good time to go to an expensive university anyway. 3 weeks ago, it would've been different, but right now the economy is crashing because of the pandemic, and it's going to be uncertain for the foreseeable future. I would recommend going to a college in your home state, otherwise you could end-up having to transfer because a parent got laid off.
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  • PublisherPublisher 10400 replies130 threads Senior Member
    Which two schools admitted you ?
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  • trekslxchicktrekslxchick 212 replies4 threads Junior Member
    You will likely not hear back from your waitlisted schools until after May 1, so you will need to deposit elsewhere by the dates noted in your acceptance letters. This is typically May 1, but some schools have extended enrollment deposit deadlines so it is your responsibility to check that. Unless you have confirmed otherwise, assume that your deposit deadline is May 1.

    Last year, the University of Washington took 2394 out of 3040 students off their waitlist. So those odds look reasonably good.

    For the most recent year published, GW took 14 out of 2081 waitlisted students. So those odds are very long.

    Rutgers does not publish their waitlist stats.

    Where have you been admitted?
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  • NightHawkIVNightHawkIV 39 replies1 threads Junior Member
    U of W started accepting OOS applicants off the waitlist last night. And your two accepted schools? You may not think they are great but some applicants do as they attend.
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  • sattutsattut 1012 replies82 threads Senior Member
    Chances are not good to be admitted off the waitlist so I would not count on that at all.
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