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#1 Thepathlesstaken

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:50 AM

Hey everyone,

 

Thought this would be a good time to start the "waitlist" Thread.

 

So far what I know is 70-90 people on the waitlist (from estimates from the U calgary Blog).

 

And from the 35-70% that makes ~35 ish more happy news possibly coming to us??

 

Hoping you guys are holding up, know its feeling tough for me.

 

 

 

 



#2 TheShred25

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:25 AM

Here's my thinking:
I recall seeing on the UofC blog that they make approx 1.2 offers/spot initially. If the class is 155 students then that would be 186 offers. I suppose that means at least 32 must decline their offer before they start into the wait list. I'm not certain how many spots there are this year. Anybody know that?

Last year there were 251 offers made total. If the same number of offers are made this year then that would be 65 people off the waitlist to fill the class.

Is there a separate waitlist for OOP and for IP applicants?

I sure do hope I'm closer to the top of that list.

#3 Thepathlesstaken

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:30 AM

Shred: I don't know the first. Edit: I think Amichel from previous posts stated that waitlists are together. My apologies.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:47 AM

How's everybody holding up? I've been lurking for a while now, and figured it was time to come out of the shadows... The wait is driving me crazy!

When I started the application process last summer, I didn't think I stood a chance (I'm a very non-traditional applicant). Now here I am on the waitlist - yippee!

What's really worrying me, though, is that my Plan B is about to become real. Plan B (an exciting job offer) involves picking up my family and moving out to Nova Scotia, so I'm worried that I'll need to make a decision on Plan B before the waitlist starts to move. Plan A (U of C) is still by far my first choice.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out to wish you all the best of luck. I hope you're all managing to stay distracted. Have a fabulous long weekend, and maybe we'll start to see some waitlist movement at the end of next week!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out to wish you all the best of luck. I hope you're all managing to stay distracted. Have a fabulous long weekend, and maybe we'll start to see some waitlist movement at the end of next week!


Hope it goes in your favor!

The wait-list wait is surprisingly more relaxed for me than the initial post-interview wait. I guess I flipped a switch mentally where I realized waiting is inevitable, why not enjoy myself while I'm at it.

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#6 TheShred25

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:08 AM

I wonder... if the IP and OOP waitlists are together then do they draw from the top of the list (whether it's an IP or OOP person) until all OOP spots are filled then skip over any OOP applicants until the next IP? Then if another OOP spot opens up, maybe they go back up to the highest ranked OOP on the list.

My analytical mind will not let this rest. Really hoping for good news next week.

#7 MountainAmoeba

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:06 AM

I'm pretty sure they are seperate lists, that fill seperate quotas.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:22 PM

How's everybody holding up? I've been lurking for a while now, and figured it was time to come out of the shadows... The wait is driving me crazy!

When I started the application process last summer, I didn't think I stood a chance (I'm a very non-traditional applicant). Now here I am on the waitlist - yippee!

What's really worrying me, though, is that my Plan B is about to become real. Plan B (an exciting job offer) involves picking up my family and moving out to Nova Scotia, so I'm worried that I'll need to make a decision on Plan B before the waitlist starts to move. Plan A (U of C) is still by far my first choice.

Anyway, just thought I'd reach out to wish you all the best of luck. I hope you're all managing to stay distracted. Have a fabulous long weekend, and maybe we'll start to see some waitlist movement at the end of next week!

 

Hi OldBat, I hope you we get some real results soon! It sounds like either way you have an adventure ahead! 

I agree with the wait driving me crazy and welcome from the shadows!

 

Also MountainAmoeba, I've heard some debate on this topic? Something about the possibility of drawing off the waitlists to try and fill the OOP quota, so separate waitlists would make sense. But I also heard (and purely speculation) from other forum posts that the way it may work is drawing off the top of the waitlist regardless and since some of the OOP scores may be higher, they have some greater movement. Mind you, HUGE grain of salt with that one.

 

The Shred25, this is one iteration I've heard, but there doesn't seem to be a clear consensus on the topic.



#9 MountainAmoeba

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:28 PM

One of the blog posts said (previously):

Had someone withdraw after accepting earlier today, who happened to be a non-Albertan. Thus we just made another waitlist offer to a non-Albertan. Currently we have 4 Albertan and 1 non-Albertan positions that are still unspoken for, and an equal number of offers pending.

Which makes it seem like two seperate lists. Plus they have a quota. Only 15 percent of people are out of province, so they can't fill an in province spot with an out province offer, to ensure it remains at 15 percent they would need two waitlists.
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#10 MountainAmoeba

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

From another (long past post)

"The deadline for accepting or rejecting our initial offers of admission has come and gone. We had sufficient room to begin making offers off the waitlist late last week, and made a few more yesterday. In total we have made between 15 and 20 waitlist offers.

Here is the current “state of the union”. For the first time in my tenure of 8 years, all our non-Albertan spots are spoken for. We may yet have someone who changes their minds and declines after having accepted, but in the meantime, there will be no more offers off the waitlist for Non-Albertan residents. For Albertans, we have 6 unfilled spots, and 6 outstanding offers. As most people who are going to accept do so very quickly when they get their offer, I suspect that most if not all of those 6 are ultimately going to decline their offers. Between those 6 spots and a handful of people who I suspect will yet change their minds, I suspect we will be looking at a total of 10-15 further offers off the waitlist."

#11 FeelingTheBern

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:09 PM

I just declined my offer to UofC. I hope I make someone on the waitlist dreams come true!



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:22 AM

Here's my thinking:
I recall seeing on the UofC blog that they make approx 1.2 offers/spot initially. If the class is 155 students then that would be 186 offers. I suppose that means at least 32 must decline their offer before they start into the wait list. I'm not certain how many spots there are this year. Anybody know that?

Last year there were 251 offers made total. If the same number of offers are made this year then that would be 65 people off the waitlist to fill the class.

Is there a separate waitlist for OOP and for IP applicants?

I sure do hope I'm closer to the top of that list.

 

So UofC offers more spots than available? Surely I've read that wrong.



#13 TheShred25

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:25 AM

In one of Dr. Walker's blog posts he said that they initially send out 1.2 offers per spot.

#14 MountainAmoeba

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:43 AM

That's what I read as well. They must use metrics from previous years to offer an appropriate initial amount, understanding that people decline.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:59 AM

Does anyone know the deadline for those who have been offered positions to accept or decline their offers?



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:49 AM

26th, not sure of the time though
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Posted Yesterday, 11:40 AM

One of the blog posts said (previously):

Had someone withdraw after accepting earlier today, who happened to be a non-Albertan. Thus we just made another waitlist offer to a non-Albertan. Currently we have 4 Albertan and 1 non-Albertan positions that are still unspoken for, and an equal number of offers pending.

Which makes it seem like two seperate lists. Plus they have a quota. Only 15 percent of people are out of province, so they can't fill an in province spot with an out province offer, to ensure it remains at 15 percent they would need two waitlists.


Hmm, I don't think this implies it's two separate lists. If I remember that quote correctly, this was after the OOP quota was filled. So, they made another offer to an OOP who was at the top of the list instead of skipping over them till they get to an IP. I believe there is another post or podcast stating that it is one list. They maintain the quota simply by skipping over OOP once they're reached 15 %
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#18 MountainAmoeba

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Posted Yesterday, 12:29 PM

I see. So while they might have one waitlist, your probability for receiving an offer off of the waitlist isn't quite position dependant, because they don't draw directly by rank order but rather by the quota and rank order. In effect similar but different than having two waitlists.


Hmm, I don't think this implies it's two separate lists. If I remember that quote correctly, this was after the OOP quota was filled. So, they made another offer to an OOP who was at the top of the list instead of skipping over them till they get to an IP. I believe there is another post or podcast stating that it is one list. They maintain the quota simply by skipping over OOP once they're reached 15 %



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Posted Yesterday, 05:14 PM

I see. So while they might have one waitlist, your probability for receiving an offer off of the waitlist isn't quite position dependant, because they don't draw directly by rank order but rather by the quota and rank order. In effect similar but different than having two waitlists.


It is position dependent, unless you're OOP and the quota has already been reached. Often, it's not even reached at all. It's not the same as two waitlists because, for example, if an OOP declined and the next on the list was IP, they would get the spot despite it being an OOP offer. And vice versa, until the quota is reached.

I don't know this for sure, but that's always been my understanding and I think I got it from somewhere although I can't find where at the moment.

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#20 Thepathlesstaken

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Posted Yesterday, 09:47 PM

I just declined my offer to UofC. I hope I make someone on the waitlist dreams come true!

Thank you FeelingTheBern! Wishing you the best of success for your next steps! 

 

I had the thought they were going to release waitlist invites today after this final day to accept. Has anyone heard any movement yet?

My guess is they may be too bogged with work and are waiting for monday.






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