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Since I called the office today I found their replies incredibly vague. When I asked about movement in August based on previous years, or whether there is expected movement the only reply I got was 'sometimes it moves, we don't know'. Other users are getting more clearcut answers.

This thread is just for reporting communications from Ottawa including updates. No discussion on any other issues, and please, no replying to other users like the folks who shut down the WL thread.

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It really seems that everyone who calls get very different information, so it might honestly be tough to accept what they say. I am also guessing that they are being vague because they dont want a "you told me the first 100 would get an offer" or something like that situation. Just my thoughts!

 they have re-done the list in august the last few years, so I am hoping that is why there is a lul in offers while they prepare to re-order the list? but alas we cant really know.

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Here are some reasons why the adcom might be giving vague answers:

- Do not want to give wrong info so they don’t want to be held liable. 

- They probably get tons of phone calls per day considering the size of the waitlist, and many of those phone calls are the same questions from different people. Can be annoying and exhausting. Especially when you have other work to do. 

- Applicants who call might be making their own conclusions from that call and/or exaggerate or misunderstand what was said over the phone. 

- You might have gotten a more helpful person over the phone at the time. I think there is more than one person who can pick up the phone. 

 

@Hopeful3101 they do not re-rank people in the sense that the person ahead of you on the initial list can be behind you on the revised list. They re-rank based on how many people have accepted their offers or dropped out the list. For instance, let’s say you were 60/298 on the numbered list, and then 30 people accept or drop out, then you will be 30/298 now. 

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16 minutes ago, sparkles5 said:

Any updates??? 

I'm hoping the updated list comes out today!! 

no updates on my end.  Do we know anyone between 45- 58?  I hope so too

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I think we will get an email asking if we want to stay on the updated waitlist first and foremost. 

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Those are my thoughts also. Last year it seems the new list was released Aug 15th, so I'd imagine we would get asked this week also if they have a similar timeline. 

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1 hour ago, SpaceLawyer said:

I think we will get an email asking if we want to stay on the updated waitlist first and foremost. 

Straight to the revised list unless you want to specify that you no longer want to be on the list - Then you would have to email the adcom and notify them. At least that’s what I was told over the phone last week. 

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I just got off the phone with someone at Ottawa and the woman said that she has no knowledge if a revised waitlist will even be coming out. She couldn't speak to if or when that would occur. She said to accept the number you have and if you are at the top of the list an admissions officer will contact you. Suffice to say that I registered for an LSAT course this morning.

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11 minutes ago, FutureJDpar said:

my status just changed to Under Evaluation. I'm number 58

Congratulations! Start packing.

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Just now, FutureJDpar said:

i'm freaking out. are you sure this mean I got accepted? 

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure. 

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2 minutes ago, Aquafina said:

The list has been updated...now out of 158

what # are you? i see no updates on the list for me.. still /298. maybe they're catching up (#70)

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1 minute ago, Aquafina said:

The list has been updated...now out of 158

LMAO the person at adcoms making me look like a liar 

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19 minutes ago, Aquafina said:

The list has been updated...now out of 158

What was your initial number and what number are you now?

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