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LOCI and WL procedure

dandelionsroar
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Hi,

Could you tell me how many LOCIs can you send to a school if you are wait listed? I have heard one about every month, a long one and then shorter updates; but I have also heard that you really should not be sending them more than one during your whole wait list period. I know you should always follow the schools rules if explicitly stated but if they are open to updates what is proper?

Also does visiting have an impact on getting off of the WL or is it specific to the school? I know Michigan states that it won't help your changes in their FAQ page.

Thank you
Dave Killoran
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dandelionsroar wrote:Hi,

Could you tell me how many LOCIs can you send to a school if you are wait listed? I have heard one about every month, a long one and then shorter updates; but I have also heard that you really should not be sending them more than one during your whole wait list period. I know you should always follow the schools rules if explicitly stated but if they are open to updates what is proper?

Also does visiting have an impact on getting off of the WL or is it specific to the school? I know Michigan states that it won't help your changes in their FAQ page.

Thank you


I am not a fan of the "one per month" advice, regardless of length. It feels like pestering after a while. So, my personal guideline has always been every other month, unless there's been a significant change in some part of you life/school/work. That also would/could be modified if you have a longer or shorter length of time on the WL. As in, if you get on the WL very early, I'd space them out more.

Occasionally a visit can have an impact, but not most of the time. It would be about making a special connection, and that's not easy to do on a visit (if you even get a legit opportunity). So, if you can go easily and inexpensively (and have the desire), do it. But don't go to great lengths on the hope you'll make that connection!

Please let me know if that helps. Thanks!
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