- Waitlist Frequently Asked Questions
We comprehend that students who are given the chance to accept a spot on the waitlist frequently have inquiries about this procedure. Answers to the most frequently asked questions are provided below.
What does “waitlist” mean?
If you receive a “waitlist” decision, it means that the Committee on Admission found your application compelling and wants to keep considering you as additional class space becomes available. We urge you to accept a spot on the waitlist if you wish to continue the admissions process with Lehigh University.
How many students are on the waitlist?
Due to the fact that applicants have until the response deadline, which is noted in your applicant portal, to accept a spot on the waitlist, we are unable to calculate the precise number of students on the waitlist. However, for potential admission to the class, we will only take into account applicants who accept a spot on the waitlist by the deadline. So, if you want to continue the admissions process with Lehigh University, we encourage you to accept a spot on the waitlist.
What is my waitlist position?
Students on the waitlist are not ranked in any way. All applicants who accept a spot on the waitlist will have their applications reconsidered if more offers of admission to the class come in.
Can I accept a waitlist space at more than one institution?
Yes, you can accept a waitlist space at multiple institutions.
Can I accept a spot on Lehigh’s waitlist and submit a deposit elsewhere?
Yes, you can. You should commit to one college by the deposit deadline. You might, though not inevitably, wait until after that day to get a final notice from Lehigh. If you receive an offer of admission from the waitlist after the deposit deadline and decide to accept it, you must formally withdraw from the institution where you made your initial deposit.
How will I know if I’m admitted from the waitlist?
Your decision will be updated in the portal, and you will get an email and an admitted student packet if you are given the chance to enroll from the waitlist.
Will there be financial aid for students admitted from the waitlist?
Lehigh considers financial need when determining waitlist placement, and any financial aid we are able to provide will be disclosed at the time an offer of admission is extended.
Will there be housing for students admitted from the waitlist?
Yes, all incoming first-year students will be provided housing. To inquire about residential options, incoming transfer students must call the Office of Housing Services at 610-758-3500 and identify themselves as such.
If admitted from the waitlist, can I defer for a year?
Students who accept a spot in the class from the waitlist are not allowed to defer their acceptance or take a gap year.
How can I increase the odds that I am admitted from the waitlist?
The best course of action is to email the admissions counselor in your area directly. No additional letters of recommendation are required, and there are no available interviews, but you are welcome to update your counselor on your academic performance, achievements, or continued interest in Lehigh.
How many students will be admitted from the waitlist?
We intend to admit students from the waitlist because our procedure is set up to accommodate the use of the waitlist. The number of open seats in the class will depend on how many of the initially admitted students decide to sign up for it. In the upcoming weeks, we will keep an eye on the class size and adjust our offers of admission to the waitlist accordingly.
Is there an appeal process?
There is no process for appealing decisions; they are all final.
how i got into lehigh *from a waitlisted applicant* (GPA, SAT, extracurriculars, & more)
What percentage of waitlisted students get accepted?
Princeton had a 4. 38% acceptance rate and 78. 32% yield. They waitlisted 3. 36% of applicants, and ultimately accepted 15% of waitlisted students who accepted a spot on the list Waitlist Statistics. SchoolWaitlist Admission RateOverall Admission RateStanford11. 6%3. 95%University of Michigan0. 5 . 15%.
How does the waitlist work at Lehigh?
If you receive a “waitlist” decision, it means that the Committee on Admission found your application compelling and wants to keep considering you as additional class space becomes available.
Do waitlisted students usually get accepted?
That said, only about 7% of waitlisted students at highly selective schools got in Some colleges rank waitlisted applicants. After May 1, also known as National College Decision Day, most universities send acceptance or rejection letters to waitlisted students.
What are the odds of getting off the waitlist?
However, hoping students aren’t always successful in getting off the waitlist. According to a survey by U. S. News and World Report, 91 ranked colleges accepted anywhere between zero to 100% of the students off the waitlist, with the average institution accepting one out of five students