do schools notify waitlistees exclusively by phone?

<p>I don't have a cell phone and I'm rarely home to pick up my home phone; sometimes it doesnt have electricity in it, so leaving a message may prove to be a difficulty for the schools.</p>

<p>Do they email waitlistees as well?</p>

<p>Many do because it is a nice gesture, but they will obviously mail you something regardless with enough time to make an informed decision. I have received emails from mine, though they were not good news.</p>

<p>My son got in off a waitlist.
They called his cell and when he didn't answer (he was in class) they called his guidance counselor.</p>

<p>If someone has been chosen off of a waitlist, it's an urgent situation for the college. They will go to extreme lengths to contact you or your school. </p>

<p>If you aren't getting a call or email --- well, you know.....</p>