heisenbergh23 wrote:Could you please explain what "earmarks spots for waitlistees" mean?
Catria wrote:heisenbergh23 wrote:Could you please explain what "earmarks spots for waitlistees" mean?
CMU is a little unconventional in how they use waitlists: they send out about ~50-60 offers or so to fill ~10 seats. Then comes the waitlist, where they are culling from ~20-25 waitlistees to fill 5-7 seats and who are not quite as good as the others.
They say they have trouble recruiting for God-knows-what-reason (what's the problem with Pittsburgh or CMU anyway, even when the stipend is $2,375/month?)...
TakeruK wrote:Why do you make a distinction between the 20-25 waitlistees and the 50-60 original offers? That is, what is the difference between the last person on the 50-60 list and the first person on the waitlist?
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