WUSTL Waitlist.... Future Predictor?

<p>I got waitlisted at Wash U.... Does this mean I will be denied at Harvard and/or Cornell?</p>

<p>Don't let that be an indicator of anything. </p>

<p>I was waitlisted at WashU and got into Cornell and Stanford.</p>

<p>If you're confident with your stats, I'd take a waitlisting from Wash U as a good sign. It means they think you're gonna get in somewhere better, so they're not gonna accept you.</p>

<p>I also got waitlisted at Wash U. But then again, on one of the essays I said: </p>

<p>"By working with Professor Joseph L. Price, I will progress toward my ultimate goal by gaining medical research experience in the field of neuroscience. Contributing Buckner’s neurobiology research is a great hands-on opportunity for me..."</p>

<p>Yeah, I was rushing and randomly put in a professor from a different school's name.</p>

<p>Good thing I wasn't even considering going to Wash U.</p>

<p>Interesting that the WashU wait list phenom is even mentioned in the Fiske Guide Book. Still receiving word of the WL early in the notification period stinks. Are there others out there who were WL only to get admitted to great schools?</p>

<p>i dont think washu waitlists kids that are certain for ivies based just upon their "prediction" that student X will get into Harvard, so let's waitlist him. they waitlist students who didnt show any demonstrated interest which is a HUGE deal for them. If you have good stats for Wash U, but never visited, or never had an interview, or didnt really contact them, you'll probably be on a waitlist.</p>

<p>But they have to contact the applicant for the interview, no?</p>

<p>tobman: No, you contact them if you want an interview....</p>

<p>WashU waitlist thing is completely random. Most top schools waitlist applicants that they have interest in. WashU...last year, at my h.s., only 2 people got rejected from there and over 25 people got waitlisted. They rarely reject an applicant and waitlist "rejected" applicants most of the times anyway regardless of an applicant's qualifications. Not a big fan of how they do admissions.</p>

<p>rodney: not always...i didnt contact them for an interview, they contacted me.</p>