Waitlisted Transfer at Wes, ***!

<p>Hey, this isn't so much a question as a confused shake of the head and shrug of the shoulders. I just found out today over the phone that I had been waitlisted at Wesleyan.
A week ago I got into Rice, which, last time I checked, was substantially more selective than Wes. I guess I would just chalk it up to the fact that Wes requires nothing more than the perfunctory, just the common app and not much else. Rice and other schools had their own supplements which offered the applicant further opportunity to give a sense of who the are.
I think it is stupid of wes not to include such a thing, and I am ****ed that i got waitlisted. I thought i would of all places get in there, but naw.</p>

<p>I think they are about the same, selectivity-wise. It does suck that Wesleyan doesn't have any supplemental essays, but I think that's where getting an interview comes in handy.<br>
I'm sorry you got waitlisted, but I think you're looking at the situation wrong.. you still got into a great school. Congrats!</p>

<p>oooh I'm so worried now. Hoping - I also applied to Wesleyan as a transfer and didn't know we could find out over the phone...I may go ahead and call but I'm extremely nervous as it's my top choice.</p>

<p>Yes, the no-supplement fact is a bit odd, but Wes is still an extremely selective school. I'm not entirely sure why they don't have anything supplemental, but then, neither did Washington U in St. Louis, if I recall correctly.</p>

<p>Yeah, WashU doesn't have anything either, which was a little disconcerting. Brand, i wouldn't worry too much. I found out over the phone because Rice mailed their decision really really early and wanted a deposit earlier than I would be getting decisions from the bulk of the other schools I applied to. I told a bunch of schools this, and Wes was the only one that got back to me early. I ended up just paying the deposit at rice, which was only a hundred bucks, but I am still holding out for hope on my top choice, which is Brown. Best of luck, brand. hope you get in.</p>

<p>thx hoping - I guess I will wait then for the letter since you had a legit reason and didn't just ask what the decision was. You and I have a lot in common - Brown was my top choice for awhile, but their lack of FA for transfers and extremely low transfer rate persuaded me to not apply. Good luck to you too.</p>

<p>EdiT: Did you apply to WashU as well? :D</p>

<p>I don't think that Rice is significantly more selective than Wesleyan, as you say. I would say they're at about the same level. Additionally, though Wes doesn't have ten million supplemental essays, I think they get a pretty good idea of who you are and what you want to get across about yourself from just the one essay on the Common App, if you do a good job on it; I think that "The Gatekeepers" provided a really interesting way of seeing that they really can kind of "get" you to some degree from the information they have, as long as you sell yourself well. I recommend the book highly as a fascinating look into the admissions process.</p>

<p>Princeton Review ranks Wesleyan a 97 for selectivity and Rice a 98. Moot point, but still.</p>

<p>something to keep in mind: that's referring to freshman admissions. Rice usually accepts around 25% of transfer applicants, keeping the admission rate in line with that of freshman. Wesleyan, as an LAC, is very dependent on space; that is, if fewer students opt to study abroad or transfer out the transfer acceptance rate can fluctuate wildly. Case in point: in 2005 Wes took 40% of transfer applicants and last year they took 22%! That could have been the case this year. Have you gotten your letter hoping and did it give any info on numbers of applicants / accepted?</p>

<p>point well taken, brand, out of curiosity where all did you apply.</p>

<p>Wes, WashU, NYU, and UTexas-McCombs. Accepted at WashU and UT; rejected at NYU CAS. Waiting on Wes. <em>fingers crossed</em></p>

<p>I just got in!!!</p>

<p>I just got waitlisted :(</p>

<p>I see. I applied to Brown, NYU CAS, UChicago, WashU, Georgetown, accepted at Rice, waitlisted at Wes and rejected at Cornell. Congrats on WashU, do you think you'd go there?</p>

<p>yeah if I don't get into Wesleyan I'll be at WashU by default, but I really do like the school too, just not as much as Wesleyan.</p>