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Waitlist....

fks1989fks1989 Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
edited January 2008 in Drexel University
I got wait listed and I was just wondering of anyone knows what the likely hood of getting in is????
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Replies to: Waitlist....

  • The GovThe Gov Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    OK, this is normally not good. They are basically telling you "Hey, we only have so many spots for incoming freshman. We don't have one for you right now. We are going to tell a bunch of other people they can have these spots first if they want one (the "accepted" folks). Once we hear from these people, we'll let you know if we have any left over spots."

    If they do, they will offer them to the wait listed folks. They will not tell you this until all of the accepted people contact them and tell them if they are going or not. That will be after May 1.

    I'm assuming you got accepted somewhere else, like your "B" school. What you need to do is accept enrollment at your "B" school, because they will have a May 1 deadline too. Then if by chance Parson tells you that you can come off the wait list, you can accept their offer. You'll be out the deposit at your "B" school, but that was your insurance in case Parson never calls.

    If I were you I would forget about Parsons and start focusing on your "B" schools. If you hear from Parsons after May 1, treat it as a pleasant surprise
  • fks1989fks1989 Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    Parsons???? What are you talking about.... This is a Drexel post, and I called them and they said that I would get a definite answer on my acceptance no later than march. So not to offend, but you are wrong.....

    I am writing this post because I heard that Drexel is a safety for a lot of people, so I was wondering if this is true, and if so does that mean I have a good chance at getting it.
    Anyone know if the safety school thing is true?? Or have any other feelings?
  • The GovThe Gov Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Sorry, but I cut and pasted a post I made at Parsons. But the process is still the same.
  • OldPersonOldPerson Registered User Posts: 194 Junior Member
    Like all colleges, it is now harder to get into Drexel. The following is a quote from the student newspaper ( The Triangle):The increase in enrollment has also pushed the acceptance rate down. This year, Drexel is expecting 25,000 applicants for only 2,500 spots. In 1995, there were 3,513 freshman applications and in 2007 there were 21,713 freshman applicants. Because the numbers have grown drastically, the academic standards at the university have increased as well.

    "We're putting a number of students that we'd normally admit on a waiting list," McDonald said.[McDonald is the asst. director of enrollment].
  • asdfjkl1asdfjkl1 Registered User Posts: 1,950 Senior Member
    Impress them. Send them something that screams, "Take me off that waitlist and admit me." Write an essay. Create an art project. Just do something to convince them. Possibly even go there in person.

    If this is your #1 school, you gotta try. Hard.
  • fks1989fks1989 Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    ya thanx for the advise, and "The Gov" sorry, i didnt realize it was a copy and paste...
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