Defining the Wait

     

As we have now completed our first two rounds, we are getting a lot of inquiries about our waitlist so I thought it might be helpful to offer some waitlist words of wisdom.

What being on the waitlist DOES mean:

You are in a great place—it’s true! If you are on the waitlist, you have impressed the admissions committee and are considered a strong candidate for admission. There may be some outstanding questions the committee has about your application or there may be some areas of your application that are weaker in comparison to the pool—we believe these questions and weaknesses can be addressed while on the waitlist.

You have a great opportunity to strengthen your candidacy so go for it—it’s true! There are several ways to do so—retake the GMAT or TOEFL; submit additional letters of recommendation; get involved, get promoted, get more responsibility!

You still have a good chance of being admitted—it’s true! We admit applicants from the waitlist every year.

What being on the waitlist DOES NOT mean:

You don’t have a chance of being admitted—it’s not true! We admit applicants from the waitlist every year.

You are eligible for feedback on your application now—it’s not true! You will be eligible for feedback on your application over the summer, however as a strict policy we do not offer specific feedback on any applications during the admissions process as we are still reviewing applications and simply don’t have the resources to do so.

You should contact the admissions office every day to communicate your interest in Haas—it’s not true! We do love to hear from you and it is entirely appropriate to let us know of any updates to your application and of your interest in Haas. However use solid judgment for how to best convey your updates and interest.

We really appreciate your patience! Good luck!

—Erin

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