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Monday, April 30, 2012

We're Making Some Waiting List Offers

I'm so, so excited to share this news.  We usually wait until after May 1st to do deep analysis of the deposit numbers and figure out where there is room in the class for more students.  As you probably remember, there are ten different populations within the incoming class of students.  We have to fill the four undergraduate schools/colleges (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing) and the Kinesiology program.  We also have to keep the ratio of Virginia residents and out-of-state residents in mind.

Dean Roberts did a bit of analysis over the weekend and determined that we'll definitely be making waiting list offers.  Here's the great news: we're going to start today.

Our hope is that we can save some people from losing a deposit at another school if we get to them today or tomorrow. As you know, official offers are posted in SIS, but we're going to call students to give them a heads up that their status is going to change and explain what to do next.  

Obviously, some will turn us down on the spot and that's totally fine.  We realize that students on the waiting list may have deposited elsewhere and gotten excited about another school in the last few weeks.  I think most of those students have already removed themselves from the waiting list via SIS because most of the time when we make these calls, the student on the other end of the line screams or yells with joy.  Those reactions are why we LOVE making these calls.

We really hope this goes quickly so we can get to the people on our list before deposits are due tomorrow.  If you aren't interested in being the waiting list anymore, please go to SIS to remove yourself.

I'm bringing you a present, waiting listers!

The only bummer is that I am at home without a voice today, so I don't get to make any of the calls.