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UCONN Waiting List

jthesituationjthesituation Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I was recently placed on the UCONN waiting list and I have a few questions.....

- If I accept a place on the waiting list am I committing myself to going to UCONN if I get in?

- Will they end up taking people from the waiting list or are there already too many applicants? (I read last year UCONN accepted 434 out of 1,600 wait listed students.. Will this stat be similar for this year)?

- They say a final decision will be made by late May :( This seems fairly late. Is there any way to here back earlier and do I need to send a revised transcript?

UCONN is my #1 choice, so I hope things will work out well. Any other info or experience would be greatly appreciated!
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Replies to: UCONN Waiting List

  • ThePhilosopherThePhilosopher Registered User Posts: 1,661 Senior Member
    1. No, you are not.
    2. Maybe.
    3. You can call. They may request additional information.
  • jwc9397jwc9397 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Was anyone else placed on the Waiting List?
  • goincraz4collegegoincraz4college Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    I am on the waiting list. I wouldn't be as mad if they didn't tell us if were in or not until May. Usually most schools have their deposit due by May 1st
  • honda1955honda1955 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    I am on the waiting list for Storrs Campus for the ACES program. Can anyone explain what the chances of eventually being admitted to the Nursing major. How does this work? Do you take the usual Nursing pre-requisites in the ACES program? Can someone explain the ACES program?

    Is there another waiting list for the Nursing major?
  • gregj135gregj135 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    goincraz4college, that's a good point. Being waitlisted almost seems like a deathwish. Don't know who would seriously put all their eggs into a basket that's very borderline at best. That's almost a joke to be waitlisted and not hear until May. Basically a rejection unless you're beyond desperate and can find another school with a very late normal deposit date, which I haven't seen.
  • berk92berk92 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
  • cycletheroadcycletheroad Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    Waitlisted...#1...looks like its UMASS Amherst!
    GPA 3.89 W
    ACT 25
    OOS regional for physio and neuro (maybe that's what it was...)
  • PSUProspectPSUProspect Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Waitlisted...no big deal...was accepted to UMASS, PSU, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart.
    GPA 3.5 W
    ACT 24
  • AmazhonAmazhon Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    Have any deferred EAs heard back? Still waiting on word on my niece.
  • UBuffaloUBuffalo Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    I am a deferred EA. I was waitlisted and probably will just withdraw my application. Id rather not wait until May 31st and turn down all my other acceptances
  • AmazhonAmazhon Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    ^UBuffalo...I can understand that. This process has been tough on a lot of students. Wondering if not hearing back from EA is good (still in the running) or bad (bottom of the pile). Guess there's no point in second guessing at this point. Hang in there. At least they should get a nice group of kids who really want to go there, because I see a lot of you considering moving on.
  • cycletheroadcycletheroad Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    In the same boat as you OP. I was deferred EA then waitlisted.

    I called the admissions office (not very nice to me) and a lady said I was waitlisted because I was competing with kids with 3.4 GPAs and an combo SAT score of 1300, and it was the most competitive class in UCONN's history.

    So....I just send my deposit to UMASS Amerst, there's NO WAY I'm waiting until late May to find out if I got into UConn. What if I lost my spot @ Umass? I don't think I'll go to UConn unless they give me a half-tuition scholarship (hahah yeah right).

    Best of luck to anyone on the waiting list like me....stats are below.

    GPA: 3.89 W
    ACT: 25
    Co-Editor in chief of newspaper, executive board of humanitarian club, 3 varsity sports, amazing letters of rec
  • cycletheroadcycletheroad Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    Also, don't call and ask for you to be put into another major to get off the waitling list..they definetly don't like being asked that. I was also going for physio and neurobio OOS for regional, I originally thought that's why I was deferred EA but that wasn't the case.
  • PSUProspectPSUProspect Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I heard that you can call and ask wehre u r on the waitlist. We didn't however, because my D doesn' t want to go there now.
  • justwaiting1justwaiting1 Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    My guess is they will take a lot of people off the waitlist. If there is 20% more applicants then they have no choice but to raise their standards. Uconn's biggest fear is that their yield is too high. I think it is the same way with most good state schools. I think it would be nice if the accepted applicants who don't intend to go will tell Uconn ASAP. My son had applied to UCONN as his safe school, he plans on telling them in the next few weeks that he plans to attend another school. I hope others do the same. Good luck
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