Class of 2014: Waitlisted

<p>Deferred twice... this just sucks. Now I can't justify visiting...</p>

<p>If I get waitlisted do I have to show my 3rd quarter grades if I want to be considered?</p>

<p>@DMOC I guess it would help if your grades didn't drop.</p>

<p>Well I'm working on that ...</p>

<p>@DMOC sorry, I did not mean to add any stress :( I know it is hard. My daughter is in the same boat, working hard to keep her grades up. You will do great this 3rd quarter! :)</p>

<p>Does anybody know if they contact you if you don't come off the waitlist? Or do they only contact successful people..</p>

<p>@juuuuu I think if you sent the card accepting the wait list spot, they will inform you if you will be accepted or not.</p>

<p>any news? any yield predictions?</p>

<p>I see that people have to submit some sort of 'card' to stay on the waitlist.</p>

<p>Well, I am waitlisted and I want to stay on the waitlist but i have no idea what that 'card' is.</p>

<p>would is be posted to me or E mailed? and when does it usually arrive?</p>

<p>The card should have been sent to you via mail.</p>

<p>Weeks ago.</p>

<p>The card requires I put my own stamp on it... wow MIT way to be cheap lol</p>

<p>Or am I that cheap for getting frustrated with this? haha</p>

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<p>Hahahha, I was just talking about this with my parents. Harvard's waitlist card provides their own stamp while MIT's doesn't. It doesn't bother me that much, but I mean, it would've been nice...</p>

<p>any news? How many people on the wait list so far? How about the yield? Is MIT taking people out of the wait list this year? My Daughter is anxiously waiting :(. She will have to send a deposit to her second choice, but she can't decide. She was wait listed at Columbia Fu Foundation as well and denied in others. The problem was that the only application that she really put a lot of effort and hard work on, was for MIT. She got into Vanderbilt (engineering), WashU (engineering) and bowdoin (Physics major), but she can't decide where to go in case she does not get off the MIT wait list. :( So stressful.</p>

<p>Here's a really relevant article from Yale's Dean of Admissions. He advises students to "focus on the colleges that have ACCEPTED you," and he offers some tips to help students decide among them. Jeff</a> Brenzel: What to Do When Colleges ACCEPT You</p>

<p>Your daughter will need to select a college and put down a deposit well before MIT releases any information about the waitlist. And frankly, the chances of getting off a waitlist anywhere are slim. As long as the student remains at the window, face pressed against the glass, hoping for MIT, it won't be possible to move forward. It's better to move on, and if in the end MIT comes calling, that will be a pleasant surprise.</p>

<p>Your child has some great choices; not everyone is so fortunate. One of the recommendations in this article is to go back and visit some of these places once again, trying to really visualize oneself there.</p>

<p>My son is waitlisted at two schools this year, but he set them aside and is deciding between the schools that accepted him. However, I printed up this article and gave it to his father to read. Because although the son may have moved on, sometimes it's a parent who remains behind, mourning "what could have been." </p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>@CalAlum Thank you for the article. It will hep me to have a better attitude towards the upcoming visits I will do with my daughter. We need to move on. You are so right about that. And yes, she is blessed, she has many great options. THANK YOU!</p>

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Any news on the wait list?</p>

<p>Bump. So where's everyone going if they don't get off the waitlist? I put in my deposit for JHU yesterday.</p>

<p>I want to ask something regarding letter of rec. Is it better to ask my teacher to write it or my friend who knows me well?</p>

<p>I paid my deposit for Northeastern (love the co-op program)... figured it doesn't change my plans much if I get off the waitlist considering its like a 15 minute walk away.</p>

<p>And to TearGrant: I would assume someone who is not a teacher would be better. They already have 2 teacher recs and a guidance counselor rec, they probably want something more non-academic and more personal.</p>