A Crazy Year for Wait Lists, Deferrals & Holds
As I noted in a previous post, there have been some strange admission trends this year. Schools are waitlisting like crazy, and using “deferrals” and “holds” more than I’ve seen in the past 5 years. Here are some examples:
As I’ve said before, American is one of these schools (consistently waitlisting high 150s LSAT applicants this year).
University of Miami is among those issuing more “hold” decisions (or non-decisions) than usual.
Fordham’s waitlist is usually a long one, and this year is no exception. The good news is that people have gotten into this school off the waitlist in the past. However, by the time they get around to it, most applicants are so happy with their scholarships from Cardozo or Brooklyn that they don’t want to make the jump.
What does this mean for applicants? Don’t be scared to send in a deposit to more than one school while you wait for some of the more lazy schools that haven’t made an official decision on your file.
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