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Harvard 2024 Waitlist Thread

staylor1490staylor1490 50 replies2 threads Junior Member
edited March 30 in Harvard University
Hi everyone!

Now that Ivy Day has gone and passed, let's hear how your Harvard waitlist decisions turn out. I applied RD to Harvard but got waitlisted. Let's discuss the waitlist and how to get off of it!
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  • lizjohnson254lizjohnson254 6 replies1 threads New Member
    hey, fellow waitlisted applicant here. I also applied RD.
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  • hockey731hockey731 131 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Hey fellow waitlisters. I was deferred REA without an interview, than I got contacted by my regional AO at the end of January for an interview with them (which really got my hopes up), and now I’m here.
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  • chrisincollegechrisincollege 27 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I got waitlisted as well. Pleasantly surprised by it.
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  • nomorecoll96nomorecoll96 72 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I feel like a lot more people are put on waitlist this year, aside from Harvard. Is it because of the virus? Anyone has any stats on the waitlist?
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  • staylor1490staylor1490 50 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I feel like a lot more people are put on waitlist this year, aside from Harvard. Is it because of the virus? Anyone has any stats on the waitlist?

    Out of curiosity, how would the virus affect the wishlist size?
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  • number20livesonnumber20liveson 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Any insight @gibby
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  • hellofriend0shellofriend0s 20 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Harvard probably knows that with the virus, students will no longer be able to afford the school or will elect to stay closer to home due to all of the uncertainty related to the economy among other factors. They could have made the waitlist larger in order to make sure all bases and every type of student is covered. Obviously that is not an answer that is proven with evidence, but I think that is probably why.
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  • hellofriend0shellofriend0s 20 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Also I'm waitlisted as well! Applied RD
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  • howstrangeitishowstrangeitis 1 replies0 threads New Member
    any other waitlisted international applicants?? i’m from canada :)
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  • blackcat2blackcat2 63 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I'm also waitlisted. When are you guys planning on submitting an additional letter?
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  • MakingItToCollege187MakingItToCollege187 1 replies1 threads New Member
    What other schools are you guys considering?
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  • hockey731hockey731 131 replies9 threads Junior Member
    What other schools are you guys considering?

    Im between Yale or Columbia rn. NYU Stern as well, but I think I’m leaning towards Yale.
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  • PuppyMPuppyM 103 replies1 threads Junior Member
    If I accept the waitlist, do I have to notify the school I commit to?
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  • Cjhastings322Cjhastings322 103 replies1 threads Junior Member
    What other schools are you guys considering?

    USC is probably where I'll commit to if I get sufficient financial aid.
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  • hockey731hockey731 131 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Any chance waitlist offers start to come out before mid-may? I just saw a thread in reddit, from an admitted UChicago student, saying that in the Class of 2024 Facebook group, 2 people have reportedly got off the waitlist already. Is that standard practice at UChicago, or will many schools release offers prior to May 1?
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  • lizjohnson254lizjohnson254 6 replies1 threads New Member
    I think that Harvard does not roll out any acceptances off the waitlist until after May 1st. It's just a waiting game at this point.
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  • jclimb24jclimb24 2 replies0 threads New Member
    applied rd, and am most likely enrolling at tufts
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  • timesurefliestimesureflies 10 replies1 threads New Member
    My kid went through the waitlist process last year. There were waves of decisions over the course of the summer, but did not start before the May 1 decision day. Those accepted off the waitlist had a couple of weeks to decide, so there was a gap between the waves. Good luck!
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  • 98677zoe98677zoe 14 replies0 threads New Member
    My daughter is on the waitlist, but will attend Vanderbilt in the fall is she doesn't get off the list.
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  • hockey731hockey731 131 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Any ideas if the number of waitlist admits maybe be slightly higher than previous years. At the way I see it is, COVID-19 still has some considerable time in its lifespan before everything goes back to business as usual. With this international admits may have a harder time getting Visas. And even domestic students maybe inclined to defer enrollment util 21-22 if a virtual fall semester is necessary. Although, this is pure speculation.
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