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02 Mar 2008, 10:13
Guys need some help here. I was waitlisted at Michigan in the first round. Do you think it could be due to a D grade that I got in economics in my first year of undergrad? I had explained my not so stellar grades in the first year in my optional essay. But could this be one of the reasons? Also what can I now do to overcome this? Is it possible to take a module in economics in a local university. I am actually in Singapore, and I don't know how I can do it here. I can give updates to Michigan regarding my waitlist. How do I address this issue? Do I talk about it in my update? Any ideas are most welcome!
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02 Mar 2008, 13:22
I dont think one D would be the reason for your waitlist, especially if you wrote an optional essay explaining the situation. Without looking at your whole package, it is very difficult to guess the reason for your WL. In any case, a WL is probably a result of your relative strength in the app pool and NOT based on your package alone. If you are really keen, you can probably take the course and ace it, but IMHO it may not make any impact.
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02 Mar 2008, 22:17
thanks ncprasad. You are right. Just one grade cannot be the reason for a waitlist. I have heard this from others as well. Do you think I should talk about it again in my letter updates?
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02 Mar 2008, 22:21
Do it only after getting an A on an economics course from somewhere recognized. Writing another letter instead is definitely unnecessary especially since you already wrote an optional essay.
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thanks ncprasad. You are right. Just one grade cannot be the reason for a waitlist. I have heard this from others as well. Do you think I should talk about it again in my letter updates?
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