Only five days remain until the deadline for admitted and waitlisted applicants to indicate their decisions. With that in mind, a quick note for applicants who wish to accept a place on the waitlist.
As soon as we can next week, we’ll be counting the enrolling students and deciding whether we should make additional offers of admission. That means that anyone on the waitlist who wishes to send us additional materials should plan to do that by the 20th, too.
A reminder of what constitutes a useful addition to an application that will be reconsidered in the waitlist process: Updates (new exam scores, grade reports, résumé, etc.); an additional recommendation that sheds light on an area of your background that you didn’t illuminate as thoroughly as you might have in your original application; a letter that restates and clarifies your interests and objectives. If you’re thinking about sending us information that doesn’t seem particularly new, there’s probably not much benefit to it. But it’s always nice to hear from you that you are still interested in enrolling, so feel free to send a quick note.
April 21 is only the very beginning of the process for reviewing the waitlist. As likely as not, nothing much will happen for a few weeks, so patience is still needed. But don’t hold off much longer in sending any new materials that you want us to consider.