I only get wait-listed. What do?

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Dwy
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I only get wait-listed. What do?

Postby Dwy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:37 pm

Hi there. I have applied to 10 places and so far it seems I got wait-listed in 4 (2 officially) and rejected by 2.
The thing is... I got wait-listed in a top 10 and in a top 60 program. Sorry, but... wtf?!

I'm posting here because I don't know how to handle this. Should I just wait or is there anything else I could do?

Mmm_Pasta
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Re: I only get wait-listed. What do?

Postby Mmm_Pasta » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:17 pm

You should email the universities and tell them to accept you now. Other than that you can go take a walk in the park or play a few rounds of ping pong.

Dwy
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Re: I only get wait-listed. What do?

Postby Dwy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:51 pm

Mmm_Pasta wrote:You should email the universities and tell them to accept you now. Other than that you can go take a walk in the park or play a few rounds of ping pong.

It was a honest question. Sorry if it came out wrong. It's really frightening to be in this situation, given the uncertainty, and I was wondering if anyone had a similar experience to share or maybe give me some tips.

TomServo
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Re: I only get wait-listed. What do?

Postby TomServo » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:58 am

It ain't over til it's over.




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