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UChicago Waitlisted

KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
So is it generally that the letter to your admissions counselor plays a bigger part for UChicago than most other elite schools?

Replies to: UChicago Waitlisted

  • marvin100marvin100 Registered User Posts: 9,014 Senior Member
    Probably not but no way to know for sure, @KalaniAnne
  • insanedreamerinsanedreamer Registered User Posts: 1,536 Senior Member
    My D was waitlisted a UChicago 2 years ago. As exciting as it might be to think about the chance of getting off the waitlist, I recommend that you look at the waitlist as a nice "no". Congratulate yourself that you got waitlisted, which is no small accomplishment, and make plans to go elsewhere. If by a miracle you do get off the waitlist, then awesome - you won the lottery.
  • boudersbouders Registered User Posts: 1,822 Senior Member
    I have a relative who was waitlisted at UChicago last year. A prompt phone call from their prep school guidance counselor got them in. Have your GC call. Also email a lette tor UChicago admissions promising to attend if admitted.
  • HizeusHizeus Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    UChicago seems to really suggest that you not have someone call or write on your behalf. I don't know if that usually works out well, although I can't be completely sure.
  • KalaniAnneKalaniAnne Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Would a public school guidance counselor work as well?
  • pineappledragonpineappledragon Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
    @KalaniAnne some schools are more open to extra recommendations than others. You can have your public school counselor call on your behalf, but I'm not sure if UChicago wants anybody to send extra recommendations. According to [url=http://uchicagoadmissions.****/post/79867884547/advice-for-waitlisted-students]this[/url] official tumblr post, it looks like they're less open to it. I don't think I'm asking for extra recommendations because I don't want to risk annoying them
  • Cobra7Cobra7 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Does anyone know the statistics regarding how many people were waitlisted?
  • ke7anlannisterke7anlannister Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    In last year's waitlist thread, it looks like some people got their acceptances around this time (April 5th, 6th, 7th)
    Has anyone been contacted by UChicago about getting in from the waitlist yet?
  • Meganerd2012Meganerd2012 Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
    They also were emailed the day of the week decisions came out (last year was a Wednesday). So if you're contacted, it will probably be on Friday.
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