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sunbeam28sunbeam28 2 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
Anyone heard anything yet?
edited May 2013 in Bowdoin College
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  • Cookieis77Cookieis77 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User
    There are people who have gotten off of the waitlist. You should contact admissions and express your interest if you haven't already done so.
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  • sunbeam28sunbeam28 2 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    Do you know how they were contacted?
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  • itsallgood1itsallgood1 6 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    @Cookieis77, is news about getting in off the waitlist filtering out from the Admitted Students Facebook group?

    If Bowdoin is going to the waitlist that would be great, because it would make some people here very happy. As the parent of a deferred/ultimately accepted applicant I completely understand the disappointment/redemption dynamic and I am down with that.

    It would also mean that the class of 2017 is not "oversubscribed" and that the Bowdoin adcom can shape the class to the size they want.
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  • Cookieis77Cookieis77 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User
    Yes, people have been posting on the Facebook group about getting off of the waitlist! :)
    But @sunbeam28: I have no idea how they were contacted.
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  • sunbeam28sunbeam28 2 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    Thanks for the info cookieis77. I still have not heard anything, so I'm doubting that I will be accepted.
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  • jmag0868jmag0868 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    My child is also on the waitlist. I heard they have 300 on the waitlist and only 20 will get accepted.
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  • aqingsaoaqingsao 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    My son got off the WL. They called him last Fri. We got FA package today and very disappointed, will give it up
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  • jmag0868jmag0868 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    Agingsao---Wow, I was wondering if the FA might not be as good for WL students. Interesting that they called him.
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  • ihatebaconihatebacon 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User
    @cookieis77 - the bowdoin c/o 2017 facebook group is closed. how did you see the post about people getting off the waitlist? did you request to join the group?
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  • aqingsaoaqingsao 2 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Forum Champion
    jmag0868 - The funny thing is he also got off from Wesleyan WL a week ago. They also called first. Wesleyan's FA is much better, and Bowdoin doesn't want to match at all. They said they have different Institutional methodology formulas. We will go Wesleyan.
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  • arcadiaarcadia 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Junior Member
    Calling first may be an attempt at yield protection. This is fairly common practice at many schools. Every person admitted off the wait list counts toward the overall acceptance rate. If admissions calls to get a sense of the student's enthusiasm for a school ("...so, are you still interested in attending School X? Where have you sent your enrollment deposit?"), then they can decide whether a formal written offer of admission should be extended. I'm not saying that Bowdoin doesn't report those who say they're not interested anymore, but I'm sure some schools don't. With no paper trail, who can track such offers of admission? At this stage of the game, you want to be sure that you have close to 100% yield on new offers of admissions.
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