Waitlist decisions

<p>Does Rice call all the potential candidates off the waitlist at the same time, or is it spread out? And, when do you think is the earliest time that we will know? May 1?</p>

<p>It's spread out. And I'm pretty sure it won't start on May 1.</p>

<p>Has anyone ever heard of a waitlist success story where you've known someone to actually be taken off the waitlist from Rice??? And if so, do you know of any particular special thing they did??
I was waitlisted as a transfer. :/</p>

<p>Someone I know actually 2 people got w/l and ended up at Rice</p>

<p>I was taken off of the waitlist three years ago. I sent my regional admissions director a letter telling her why I still wanted to go to Rice, that if I were accepted I would attend, and detailing what I had accomplished since submitting my application in November. I also talked to my college counselor, who put in an additional good word for me. </p>

<p>If you cannot say with 100 percent confidence that you will attend Rice if accepted, don't say that in your letter.</p>

<p>when i was there, there was a kid who applied ED, was deferred, then waitlisted and finally got in.</p>

<p>I see. Yeah those sound like things I'm considering doing. But I also know that in order to be removed from a waitlist takes a great degree of luck as well. : /</p>

<p>There's really no way to predict whether Rice will dip into the waitlist and how many they'll take. Three years ago I was admitted off of the waitlist. I didn't anything to stand out, but then I didn't get admitted until the end of June. Don't count on it, but don't lose hope, either.</p>

<p>So does anyone know whom I can call in order to find out how many people accepted their offer as transfers and how many people accepted their position on the transfer waitlist???</p>

<p>My brother's girlfriend got off the waitlist at rice 6 years ago and graduated cum laude.</p>

<p>Being waitlisted doesn't mean that you are a less stellar student; just that they aren't sure that they have room for you. :)</p>

<p>demonsword55, what did your brother's girlfriend do to change her status from waitlisted to accepted?
And anxiousmom, your comment is an amusing euphemism.</p>

<p>Sorry - not trying to be funny, just accurate. If they waitlist you, they think you are great but they just aren't sure they have room for you. If they didn't think you would make a good Rice student, they would have rejected you. My guess is that the waitlisted group has stats very similar to the accepted students. Good luck to all of you on the waitlist!</p>

<p>welt: I have no idea, sorry :(</p>

<p>weltschmerz89, I called earlier this week and they refused to divulge any information. </p>

<p>Also, I wasn't sure who my regional counselor was. Is it fine if you just send your letter of intent to the email in the letter (riceapps at rice dot edu) ?</p>

<p>I just sent my reply to the listed email in the letter addressed to me.</p>

<p>How much do ya'll think they'll dig into their wait list this year? I've heard that a lot of private universities are doing just that, due to the economy and the unpredictability of admits...</p>

<p>Also, are transfer wait listers on the same wait list as 2013ers???</p>

<p>I'm feeling optimistic about the waitlist. The fact that Duke, GW and Columbia started calling kids before the deadlines hints to lower than expected yields, which were pretty low to start with due to the economy. But let's not jinx anything! ;)</p>

<p>Do you know of the percentange of kids schools are taking from their waitlist as a result of the recession and overall economic downturn?</p>

<p>Though it doesn't really answer your question (I doubt anyone will be able to), this is an interesting recent article on waitlists:</p>

<p>Dirty</a> Secrets of College Waitlists - Page 1 - The Daily Beast</p>

<p>You may also notice that Rice is listed as #4 in this article in the list of "Best Value" colleges.</p>