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OOS waitlist

BL3001BL3001 48 replies6 threads 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!
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  • UNCISMYDREAMUNCISMYDREAM 180 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Only 9 people from OOS got off the waitlist last year
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  • xannyphantomxannyphantom 20 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Got waitlisted in-state
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  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff 5105 replies23 threads 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.

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  • damon30damon30 1147 replies5 threads 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
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 3054 replies55 threads 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
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  • cfisher19cfisher19 59 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Do they send an email if you have been waitlisted?
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  • Mcunn226Mcunn226 250 replies9 threads Junior Member
    Should be in the notice from a couple of weeks ago.
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  • EsselEssel 227 replies7 threads Junior Member
    @cfisher - Your admission decision should state whether you were accepted, waitlisted, or denied.
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  • adboutadbout 16 replies2 threads 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?
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  • momcatof4momcatof4 166 replies1 threads 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.
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  • momcatof4momcatof4 166 replies1 threads Junior Member
    mystery solved!! DD clicked accept before I was able to see the options!
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  • TravelforlifeTravelforlife 4 replies0 threads New Member
    Anyone OOS been accepted off waitlist yet?
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  • lakegirlylakegirly 5 replies0 threads New Member
    edited May 2019
    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.)
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  • cltrisingcltrising 36 replies4 threads 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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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29887 replies59 threads Senior Member
    It’s usually true that OOSers as a group have higher academic stats than the in staters for schools like UNC- CH. Its just a fact. The accept rate is far lower for OOSers too.

    Now the opposite can be true at some Top private colleges that want to have as much geographic diversity but get the lion’s share of applications from their own state, sometimes within their own city. Often those will have two stacks at Admission. In State and OOS like the top STate schools. The in state stack will be much higher but, the AO is going to want much more accepts from the OOS pile and they are not restricted to the <20% quota that a lot of these state schools can only accept from the OOS.
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  • fancypants2019fancypants2019 52 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @lakegirly you make it seem as if all the in-state students are unqualified to get into carolina. Yes, on average their scores and shear "brain-power" might be a bit less than those of OOS students, but I would say vast majority of Carolina in-state students were the top of their classes with high test scores. Don't generalize your perception of UNC because your daughter didn't enjoy her time. Your comment about the Silent Sam is just nonsense. Yes, it has been a point of contention recently, but activism is high at Carolina and students stand up for what they believe in.I agree, the 82% NC cap might be annoying, but that does not take away from the "quality" of in-state students either
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  • rts3234rts3234 15 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Update: rejected
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  • twogirlstwogirls 7498 replies7 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    Carolina students stand up for what they believe in, and activism is high. That’s one of the things my OOS daughter loved about the school. That is part of fit. To each his own. This school is not for everyone, but no school is.

    My D loved her 4 years. By mid October of her first year she was very involved and had friends from NC as well as from around the entire country. Yes OOS students generally have very high stats ( this is not always true), but don’t kid yourself. My daughter had plenty of incredibly smart friends who grew up in NC...it is naive to think that there are few high stats kids attending from instate. Is there more diversity at UNC in terms of academics? Of course...it’s a state school. Is it hard to find “quality” students as @lakegirly suggests? Absolutely not. And, let me remind everybody that we don’t only learn from those with perfect SAT scores. We also learn a lot from young people who grew up with no electricity and a mother who worked 4 jobs to put food on the table...yet still managed to get in to UNC as an OOS student. That’s another thing my upper middle class OOS’er loved...the chance to expand outside of her homogeneous HS bubble.

    What did my OOS D gain?
    - a diverse group of friends from all over the country/world
    - closeness with several professors
    - four years of research and 5 publications
    - outstanding internships/research positions
    - 3 major leadership roles
    - intellectual stimulation both in class and socially
    - acceptance to a two-year highly competitive gap program
    - phi beta kappa as a junior

    @lakegirly UNC might not be a good fit for your daughter...I wish her luck...but many from OOS love it. My daughter had a fabulous four years and graduated with a very high gpa ( she worked very hard for this) and an incredible resume....which will come in hardly when she fill out her next round of applications next year.

    As I mentioned, UNC is not for everybody. No school is. And...there will be professors who are tough graders. Many students do just fine with them and know what is necessary to get the A.






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  • twogirlstwogirls 7498 replies7 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2019
    Wherever you go in life there will always be a teacher/professor/boss/coworker who you feel is less than “ideal.” That will happen everywhere. The key is to learn how to navigate, self advocate, attend office hours, etc so as to succeed in these situations. That’s a valuable skill.



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