Remember when I said I might not check in more than once or twice in May? Well, here we are in June and I have a small, but not too significant, update about the waiting list.
We made a few offers to students on the waiting list just before May 1 and the offers continued slowly over the course of the month. The speed of this process is slow. We want to be respectful of the fact that accepting an offer off the waiting list is a huge decision. In most cases, an enrollment deposit at another school will be lost and that is a significant amount of money. What's more, plans that have been made for that other school have to be abandoned. This is why we give students a few days to think about their offer before we expect to hear back from them.
Virginia residents usually get more offers during the EA and RD phases of our application process and they also got more of the offers during the waiting list process. When it comes to academic areas, more offers traditionally go to the College of Arts and Sciences, our largest school, and this held true this year. I don't have exact number of offers, but those will be posted in our Common Data Set in the fall.
Once we feel it's time to disband the waiting list, we'll email everyone on it to let them know that no more offers are possible.