Waitlisted...How should I take this?

  1. I just found out today that I have been wait listed for the Spring(2008) at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. I feel discouraged because I am not sure if there will be a spot for me.The letter said we could be notified as late as January 08'.

    Has anyone here ever been wait listed and actually got in? Is there a number of people who declince acceptance? Let me know....


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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Jw1724
    Hey

    Whatever you do, don't get down about it. I know in my area there are waitlists at every school. Last year, I did an internal transfer from the biology major to nursing. I got waitlisted until the next semester because it was full.

    You CAN ask them where you are located on their list so you can figure out your chances. I would give them a call and see what the situation is.

    Good luck!
  4. by   Buttercup_fields
    I was wait listed twice and did not get in I was accepted the third time that I applied.But I know for my class two students got in that were wait listed and both found out right before classes started. Good Luck
  5. by   beth66335
    We had 4 people decline or drop in the week before school, so yes you may still get a spot. I agree with the above poster, call and see where you are on the list, people's lives can change after they get accepted so that they can't continue, you never know!
  6. by   newpurduegrad07
    i was sent a letter stating that i was wait-listed for the semester i applied for yet received a letter a month later stating that i was removed from the wait list and accepted into the program (d/t opening). living witness, its possible:spin:
  7. by   haleygirl
    Thanks for the info. I just don't know how to feel about being put on the waiting list. I'm going to call the admissions director tomorrow and see if he'll meet with me.
  8. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hey haleygirl,

    Don't get discouraged yet. There is hope! In my class that started in August, we had 17 people from the alternate list that accepted a spot! There was only 2 people left on the list to call! Unfortunately, we have already had 11 people drop out of 40 people.

    Just keep the phone handy and don't give up yet!! Good luck~
  9. by   Conrad283
    It's better than a no, correct? Be glad that you made it this far and weren't denied straight up. You can call them to see where you are listed on the wait list, but don't call too much and harrass them, that's a no no.

    Good luck.
  10. by   JarOfPennies
    hayleygirl, I was also put on a waitlist. I called the school and they said that I was one of two people on the list. They said that people decline acceptance for lots of reasons. Some get accepted at more than one school and then have to choose one. Others have life circumstances that keep them from being able to join the program. I was also told that a waitlist can clear even the day before school starts! So, as disappointed as I was, I decided to plan is if I was accepted... started buying school supplies, comparing book prices, etc. Two weeks later, they accepted me!

    Being put on a waitlist is not necessarily a negative thing! I wish you luck!
  11. by   kalmeira
    Quote from Buttercup_fields
    I was wait listed twice and did not get in I was accepted the third time that I applied.But I know for my class two students got in that were wait listed and both found out right before classes started. Good Luck
    Yeah that! As one of the ones in her class who didn't get in and then found out 4 days before class started that I got in off the altenate list... it does happen! Don't give up. :spin:
  12. by   shock-me-sane
    Quote from haleygirl
    Thanks for the info. I just don't know how to feel about being put on the waiting list. I'm going to call the admissions director tomorrow and see if he'll meet with me.
    I really hope you aren't trying to set up a meeting to convince them you should be accepted. Not everyone gets in right away, some people get in off a waitlist. You can't have everything the way you want it. You pretty much need to suck it up and cross your fingers.
  13. by   blue heeler
    i applied to 2 schools. i was waitlisted at one and declined at the other. i ended up getting in to both schools. hang in there.
  14. by   haleygirl
    Quote from shock-me-sane
    i really hope you aren't trying to set up a meeting to convince them you should be accepted. not everyone gets in right away, some people get in off a waitlist. you can't have everything the way you want it. you pretty much need to suck it up and cross your fingers.
    shock-me-sane

    i read your post the day you wrote it. i have to admit, i was a bit taken back by it. not only was it rude, but it was bad advice.

    the director of admissions as well as the director of the nursing program just informed me i have been accepted to the program. a direct quote from them was '' it was your persistents that made you stick out from the rest of the wait-listed students"

    next time you want to give your input - think about what you're saying.

    on a happier note. i have been accepted to the nursing program. for those of you who cared enough to give me words of encouragement. i thank you!!

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