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Stanford Waitlist Class of 2024

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  • BombowtoBombowto 10 replies1 threads New Member
    I committed to Amherst College and I applied as a bio major (definitely changing and taking advantage of their interdisciplinary major program). I haven't heard back from Stanford, but I'm keeping hope alive!
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  • JakeW123JakeW123 53 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Can anyone else confirm that they've already started taking people off?
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  • bobozeakbobozeak 24 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Still skeptical. It would be unheard of for Stanford to take someone who’d been rejected by UCI and CalPoly SLO.
    I think someone is messing with you.
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  • Youngboy2019Youngboy2019 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited May 1
    if they're a computer science major, it's not completely out the question. I know stanford is the better cs school, but they admit to the university ,not the major.
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  • Youngboy2019Youngboy2019 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    also majority of this chat is a bio major, its insane
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  • RichardWright1RichardWright1 32 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Yes I’m skeptical too! I really think stanford will announce as it traditionally does: second week of May.
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  • JakeW123JakeW123 53 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Yeah definitely sketch, especially since that guy was instate. Really unlikely that they'd take instate people off before out of state.
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  • xlandkexlandke 45 replies2 threads Junior Member
    edited May 1
    I think there's a fairly decent chance it's true. Various other ivies and T20s started using the waitlist today. However, I definitely think many more people will be admitted from the waitlist. Yield seems to be lower at elite schools across the board.
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  • Youngboy2019Youngboy2019 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Has anyone else heard today?
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  • xlandkexlandke 45 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I haven't heard anything either from my end or from other waitlisted people.
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  • BombowtoBombowto 10 replies1 threads New Member
    I haven't heard anything from Stanford
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  • losernamelosername 56 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I haven't heard anything but wanted to relate an awesome thought from a family friend. "Congratulations on being waitlisted at Stanford. This means you've been accepted, they just haven't found a spot for you yet." That sure feels better than "you're one of 800 on our waitlist and in past years we've accepted 0 to a few dozen."
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  • Youngboy2019Youngboy2019 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    A girl in my penn groupchat left saying she got off stanford waitlist, so they prob took off a couple kids. It most definitely won't be the last wave though.
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  • ugafan2024ugafan2024 8 replies0 threads New Member
    Maybe Stanford did something different this year, but I feel like it’s very unlikely that anyone’s heard back yet. If the deadline to reply to the waitlist offer was yesterday at 11:59, how could they already be making decisions? Also, they always have the highest yield rates, so it’s doubtful that they would need to pull as many people off the waitlist to start offering spots before the deadline to respond to the waitlist offer. They’ve also never taken people off of the waitlist this early-it always happens the second week of May like clockwork.
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  • xlandkexlandke 45 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @ugafan2024 I don't think it's that unlikely. It's been happening for tons of universities that typically go to the waitlist in mid-May.
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  • RichardWright1RichardWright1 32 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I wonder if they find out through email or a phone call or an update to their portal
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  • ugafan2024ugafan2024 8 replies0 threads New Member
    Fair enough. I guess they could be deviating from releasing them in waves then?
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  • JakeW123JakeW123 53 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @Youngboy2019 what day did the person in the Upenn chat get off stanfords waitlist?
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  • Youngboy2019Youngboy2019 44 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Friday afternoon she said she "recently got off her top schools waitlist (Stanford)." She left the chat immediately after that.
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  • JakeW123JakeW123 53 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Oh ok. Do you know what major she was and if she was in state or OOS?
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