2023-2024 Waitlist Support Thread (2024)

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  • Yesterday at 6:20 PM
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longsocks16 said:

Wondering if anyone might know the answer to this question or if this scenario ever even happens: If a school offers you a spot off their WL, can they require you to remove yourself from other WLs if you accept? I am assuming not because I don’t know how they’d enforce that but just curious bc I’m on so many WLs lol

Does this mean that if we accept an offer from the waitlist of one school, we are automatically removed from the waitlists of other schools?

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  • Yesterday at 6:22 PM
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wysdoc said:

You mean May 1?
Accept one of your 2 DO offers.
CCOM costs much more I believe

It does (about 130k more for all 4 years); I am an IL resident though and want to match competitive IM and then do a cardiology fellowship at an academic hospital. Would you suggest MSUCOM or CCOM for me?

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  • Yesterday at 6:43 PM
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cloudyskys said:

Does this mean that if we accept an offer from the waitlist of one school, we are automatically removed from the waitlists of other schools?

No, you can still be on WL until you commit to a school or pull yourself from the WL

That said it’s uncommon to get more than one WL offer

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  • Yesterday at 7:18 PM
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I’ll be honest- after months of looking forward to May, I’m actually freaking out now bc what if I don’t hear something this week 😅 sorry for the negativity y'all, it just hit me

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  • Yesterday at 7:30 PM
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marie909 said:

I’ll be honest- after months of looking forward to May, I’m actually freaking out now bc what if I don’t hear something this week 😅 sorry for the negativity y'all, it just hit me

I feel the same. The thoughts are all-consuming. 😭

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  • Yesterday at 9:00 PM
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wysdoc said:

No, you can still be on WL until you commit to a school or pull yourself from the WL

That said it’s uncommon to get more than one WL offer

Is it really uncommon to get more than one WL offer? Especially if you are on a ton of WL's?

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  • Yesterday at 9:00 PM
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Dr_Pediatrics said:

Is it really uncommon to get more than one WL offer? Especially if you are on a ton of WL's?

yes, I said uncommon not impossible

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  • Yesterday at 9:48 PM
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marie909 said:

I’ll be honest- after months of looking forward to May, I’m actually freaking out now bc what if I don’t hear something this week 😅 sorry for the negativity y'all, it just hit me

Same i've held out a little hope for some WL but realistically idt im gonna get off one and i fear it's gonna suck

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  • Yesterday at 9:54 PM
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If i get off the cornell waitlist i'll run from my apt in bethesda to nyc

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  • Yesterday at 10:33 PM
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Don’t get me wrong guys, it’s not time to give up on your WLs because the busy time for WL offers is in May.
Realistically you may get one but not several

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  • Yesterday at 10:41 PM
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Don’t get me wrong guys, it’s not time to give up on your WLs because the busy time for WL offers is in May.
Realistically you may get one but not several

does getting off the waitlist at one school (amcas updating and you PTE) affect getting off the waitlist at another?

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does getting off the waitlist at one school (amcas updating and you PTE) affect getting off the waitlist at another?

No

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2023-2024 Waitlist Support Thread (2024)

FAQs

What percentage of waitlisted med students get accepted? ›

How many applicants get accepted off the waitlist depends on the school and varies widely, but some schools admit up to 50% of their class from the waitlist. Therefore, if you are on the waitlist at one or multiple medical schools, you may have a very good chance of getting an acceptance.

Why am I getting so many waitlists? ›

Here are the most common reasons applicants are placed on a waitlist: Too few spaces are available. There might have been too many students with your particular set of credentials or academic interests. The admitted applicants were just slightly better than you in some arbitrary way or applied earlier.

How long is a med school waitlist? ›

For students that have been waitlisted after their interview, the amount of time they'll have to wait can vary from weeks to months. Due to this variance, it's difficult to know exactly how long you'll be waiting for before you receive an acceptance or rejection.

Can medical schools see where you've been accepted? ›

If you indicate Plan to Enroll for a school and you are subsequently accepted at another school you would prefer, you can change your selection. Medical schools will be able to see the number of applicants selecting their school and other schools, but will not see your personal information.

Is a waitlist a soft rejection? ›

No. Being waitlisted means you have met the requirements, but you will be admitted only if a spot in the incoming class becomes available for you. If a college has rejected your application for not meeting its requirements, you will not be added to their waitlist.

How to get off med school wait list? ›

You should let the school know of your interest in getting off the waitlist and your commitment to attending their school. To do so, you should stay in touch with them and keep updating them about any changes in your application.

How can I increase my chances of getting off the waitlist? ›

What should you do if you're on a college waitlist?
  1. MOST IMPORTANT! ...
  2. Look for other ways to show continued interest in the school. ...
  3. Make sure to accept your spot on the waitlist. ...
  4. Submit a deposit to another school. ...
  5. Only focus on things that are in your control. ...
  6. Be ready to decide if you do get accepted.
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How long do waitlists usually take? ›

Waitlist acceptances can occur gradually from May through July and sometimes even into August, right before the school year begins. However, it's important to note that not all students on the waitlist will be admitted, and some colleges may admit only a few or none at all in certain years.

How likely is it to get accepted after being waitlisted? ›

What Are My Chances of Getting Off the Waitlist? According to recent data from the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, colleges on average admit 20% of students off the waitlist. At the most selective institutions, that figure was 7%.

Is being waitlisted for med school good? ›

Being placed on a waitlist (also referred to as an “alternate list”) at a medical school means that you are not offered an immediate spot in the class, but you are still in consideration and may be offered a spot later should accepted applicants (or others on the waitlist) choose to withdraw or not accept an offer from ...

How many people are on med school waitlist? ›

Typical ranges of students assigned to the waitlist: 60-150. Applicants on Alternate List are reviewed throughout admissions cycle & may be accepted at any time. After April 30, the Alternate List becomes a Wait List.

How many applicants actually get into med school? ›

Medical schools in the United States have an acceptance rate of around 41%. While these programs are hard to get into, medical school is an attainable goal for many people.

What is the easiest med school to get into? ›

The University of Mississippi School of Medicine is widely considered the easiest medical school to get into due to its abnormally high acceptance rate. The school has boasted an acceptance rate of 53% over the years (currently 43%), and has relatively low minimum GPA and MCAT requirements.

Is a 3.7 too low for med school? ›

Most medical schools in the U.S. and Canada will not accept a GPA lower than 3.0. To be competitive, students should aim for a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Schools in the Caribbean may accept a GPA as low as 2.0.

Can I get into med school with a 508 MCAT? ›

Considering that a 508 is quite close to the average MCAT score of a 501, it's not very competitive for med-school admission. With a 508, you might make some med-school score cutoffs, but the rest of your application needs to be very competitive to make you a viable candidate for most med-schools.

What is the average waitlist acceptance rate? ›

According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), nationally, the average waitlist admission rate is around 20%. However, this number can be much lower at selective institutions, where it may be closer to 7%.

Do most people who get waitlisted get accepted? ›

While many colleges will waitlist hundreds or even thousands of students, not all of those students will accept a spot on the waitlist, making the pool and the chances of getting in slightly better in some cases. According to NACAC, 20% of all students who chose to remain on waitlists were ultimately admitted.

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