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OOS waitlist

BL3001BL3001 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
hi everyone, I'm a female from PA that was waitlisted today after applying EA to the communications department. I've been scrolling through the EA thread and it looked like there were a lot of waitlisted kids, so I thought I'd make a place for us all to talk. my guess is that the increase in waitlisted students comes with UNC's elimination of the deferral option. what do you guys think? how many people get waitlisted? how many people get off the list and into UNC? I would love to hear any thoughts that anyone has!

Replies to: OOS waitlist

  • UNCISMYDREAMUNCISMYDREAM Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    Only 9 people from OOS got off the waitlist last year
  • xannyphantomxannyphantom Registered User Posts: 22 Junior Member
    Got waitlisted in-state
  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff Registered User Posts: 3,101 Senior Member
    My advice is to treat the wait list as a rejection. Time to move on and get excited about your other options. If for some crazy reason you get taken off the list then you will have a choice but most likely already excited about your other choices.

    It is far and few between students that get taken off. Don't live your life waiting for the phone to ring when it most likely won't per se.

  • damon30damon30 Registered User Posts: 1,152 Senior Member
    Here are the numbers from BigFuture: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-university-search/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill (click "Applying")
    Wait list Statistics
    Offered place on wait list - 5,097
    Number accepting place - 2,339
    Accepted from list - 35
  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 Registered User Posts: 1,797 Senior Member
    Agree with @knowstuff...move on, perhaps a surprise admittance will happen, but most likely not.

    For the 2018/19 frosh class, only 22 were admitted from the waitlist (it is not broken out between OOS and instate).https://oira.unc.edu/files/2019/01/CDS_2018-2019_20190125.pdf

    Lastly, most waitlist spots go to full pay applicants, as fin aid budgets are typically maxed out. Most need-blind colleges are not need blind when going to waitlists
  • cfisher19cfisher19 Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    Do they send an email if you have been waitlisted?
  • Mcunn226Mcunn226 Registered User Posts: 255 Junior Member
    Should be in the notice from a couple of weeks ago.
  • EsselEssel Registered User Posts: 195 Junior Member
    @cfisher - Your admission decision should state whether you were accepted, waitlisted, or denied.
  • adboutadbout Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    I was waitlisted OOS as well. If I was to be offered a spot off the waitlist (I know it’s very unlikely), would UNC email or call to notify me?
  • momcatof4momcatof4 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Did anyone have trouble accepting the waitlist spot? I clicked on the link, it took me to a page explaining waitlists, with instructions to click the accept at the bottom. There was no link at the bottom to click.
  • momcatof4momcatof4 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    mystery solved!! DD clicked accept before I was able to see the options!
  • TravelforlifeTravelforlife Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Anyone OOS been accepted off waitlist yet?
  • lakegirlylakegirly Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    edited May 21
    For those of you who are disappointed about being waitlisted at Carolina, please do not be discouraged. My daughter (OOS) had many excellent full scholarship options and chose to attend Carolina where she was not offered any sort of scholarship at all. She just completed her freshman year, it was not a good experience and she is now thinking about transferring. 84% of students are from NC, know each other, are very clicky, not the same "quality" students as the OOS few and every high level administrator resigned in the past year including the Chancellor who was awesome. There are protests very often and students were told to stay in their dorms because of the Silent Sam statue controversy and safety issues. I wish she had gone elsewhere. It was also VERY difficult for her to get her classes and registration is a nightmare there. She got stuck with two of the worst teachers for two prerequisites to the the business school because she doesn't have the "inside information" the Carolina kids do and didn't know to avoid those teachers. (Advisor was no help, either, and advisors were very difficult to get appointments with.) Now, she may not get into the B school because the two professors she had were much tougher graders for those same classes and that is the only reason she went there. On the parent boards, there are lots of frustrated people. It isn't so bad if you are in-state paying that low tuition, but for out of staters I believe there are far better options if you are the caliber of student who got waitlisted at Carolina. Move on and don't look back. (Also, the NC students have no idea how hard it is to get in from out of state and most of the parents I met at orientation had no idea either.)
  • cltrisingcltrising Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    @lakegirly - that is a broad brush to paint every NC instate student as lower "quality" than the out of state students. The students that were accepted and chose to attend UNC from our high school were very well qualified. In fact, this year, many top students from our HS were not accepted to UNC, but were accepted at other selective institutions. It makes you come across as bitter and petty..
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