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Christopher:留学等候录取名单转正几率有多大?

  • 责任编辑:Jenny
  • 来源:天道留学
  • 时间:2014-03-31 10:06:52
Wait-listed. Now what?

  接到等候录取名单了,现在要怎么办?

  Maybe  can sometimes be worse than no. It's much simpler to move forward  when you have been definitively rejected, but perhaps you've received a recent  letter which has left you in admissions limbo: the wait list.

  可能有的时候比拒绝更糟糕。如果收到了确定的拒信,那放下心来直接往前走就简单多了,但是可能你最近收到的却是等候录取名单一封足以让你跌进申请地狱的信。

  It may be helpful to understand why universities use wait lists. Each year,  admissions officers will conservatively estimate their yield - the percentage of  accepted students who will actually enrol. This is important. If too many  students decide to enrol, the university will suffer from housing shortages and  a lack of class seats. If too few students enrol, the university will suffer a  lack of revenue. The wait list serves as a hedge, ensuring a full incoming class  in the event that the class yield is too low.

  知道大学在招生的过程中为什么会设立等候录取名单可能对你会有些帮助。每年,招生官都会谨慎评估收到录取的学生中来学校报道的人数比例。这件事很重要,如果报道的学生人数太多,学校的住宿和班级座椅就有可能会短缺,如果报道的学生人数太少,学校的受益就会受到影响。所以等候录取名单的作用就是缓冲,保证即将组成的班级规模不至于太大也不至于太小。

  There are several reasons why your name may find its way onto the wait  list. It could be that your application did not successfully convey a strong  interest in the university. Or, perhaps your application was lacking in some  way, painting you as a one-trick pony with no distinct qualities.

  被放在等候录取名单的原因一般有几个。或者是因为你的申请没有足够成功的传达出你对这所学校的兴趣,或者是因为你的申请中某些方面的缺乏,让自己在招生官眼里变成了一个没有明显特征的不诚实的人。

  It’s also possible, particularly for international applicants, that  financial aid was a factor. In rare cases, it could be due to an error, but this  is the least likely scenario.

  对于国际申请人来说,经济援助也是一个原因。这种情况不常见,有些会被归结为出错了,但确实是学校的解决方案。

  Being wait-listed can be stressful, particularly if the letter is from your  top choice. While being wait listed may seem better than an outright “no”, it  can often lead to false hope. According to about.com’s university admissions  writer Allen Grove, your best option may be to do nothing and move forward as if  you were rejected. He writes that your odds of being admitted off the wait list  stand at about 10%, so you may decide that the added stress and effort may not  be worth it. Instead, focus your attention on the schools which have accepted  you, particularly your 2nd and 3rd choices. This same “do nothing” approach is  also reiterated in articles posted on US News, Princeton Review and  collegeboard.org.

  发现自己在等候录取名单上是一件让人鸭梨山大的事情,尤其如果这封信是从你最喜欢的学校发来的。等候录取名单有的时候看起来像是比直接拒绝更好,但是有的时候也会导致一些错误的希望。根据about.com上的大学招生作者Allen  Grove的话,如果收到了拒信,你最好的选择就是什么也不做,然后该干什么干什么。他写道,一般从等候录取名单上转到真正的录取几率是百分之十,所以你可能会觉得那些由此而发的压力和努力也许并不值得,把精力放在那些已经录取你的学校,比如作为第二和第三选择的学校可能会更好。这种不作为的方法同时也在美国新闻与世界报道,普林斯顿评论和collegeboard.org上被提到。

  If you still feel that you would definitely enrol if accepted off the wait  list, then let the university know that you wish to remain on the list. You can  then follow up by sending a short letter (1-2 paragraphs) which further  expresses your commitment to attend. Be sure that your letter isn’t gimmicky.  Don’t beg for an acceptance. Instead, focus on ways to strengthen your  application, such as,

  如果你即使在等候录取名单上,也确定要在这所大学入学,那么就让学校知道你想要留下来。你可以给学校写一封一到两段的信更深入的承诺你很想要进入学校,但是一定要确认你的这封信一定不是儿戏。不要祈求学校的接受,你可以从下面几个方面来加强你的申请。

  • additional reasons why the university is a good fit!

  提供一些申请该学校的其他原因

  • how you would contribute to the campus community!

  提供一些你会对学校的校园生活的贡献

  • new academic information - recent grades which continue to show your  scholastic success, improved SAT or ACT scores!

  提供一份新的学术信息——比如体现你在学校不断取得成功的新成绩,提高了的SAT或ACT成绩

  • new special accomplishments - team captain, a new leadership position, a  significant award

  提供一份新的成就——一个团队领导者,一次新的领导职位,一个重要的奖项

  Another option is to request an additional interview with the university.  If granted, use this opportunity to let the university know how committed you  are to attending. Discuss how the university suits your academic interests and  personal needs. Explain how the university provides the best environment for  your future success. Be enthusiastic and show your interest.

  另外一个选择就是请求学校对自己进行一次额外的面试,如果可以用这个机会来让学校知道你是多么想要加入,充满热情的显示一下你的兴趣,并解释一下该学校将会如何为你未来的成功提供最佳的环境。

  Additionally, contact the university and ask about possible drawbacks of  being accepted off the wait list. Wait list decisions are typically sent after  the 1 May decision deadline, often as late as June or even days before the start  of classes. This may translate into fewer on-campus housing options or smaller  financial aid packages. Also, be sure to send in your enrolment deposit for  another university, guaranteeing you a seat in the fall regardless of your wait  list outcome. If you receive a last minute offer from your dream school, you can  still accept, but you will forfeit your deposit to your second choice.

  除此之外,联系一下学校询问不被直接录取而放在等候录取名单里的原因。等候录取名单的发放经常是在5月1日的最后决定日以后,甚至有些会迟至6月或者开学前,这会导致你在校内住宿和经济援助上的选择变得更少。在这个过程中记得向其他学校寄送你的入学保证金,保证你在等候录取名单之外,九月还能坐在大学的教室里。当然如果在最后收到了心仪学校发来的offer,你依然可以接受,只不过,你汇给第二选择的保证金就要被没收了。

  Getting off the wait list is a difficult task. The do nothing approach will  alleviate stress and allow you to examine your other options more closely. You  may be surprised at how relieved you feel by choosing this option, and if you  don’t end up falling in love with your chosen destination, you can always  transfer or take a gap year.

  从等候录取名单里转为真正录取不是一件简单的任务。这种不作为的方法可以让你减轻压力并让你更深的考察其他的选择。你会非常惊讶的发现做了选择之后心情是有多放松,而且,如果你对自己的选择还很迟疑,你也可以选择转学或者gap一年。

  Have you been wait-listed and want to have your opinion heard? Give us your  thoughts.

  你曾经在等待录取名单中吗,或者想要对此发表一些想法吗?和大家分享一下吧。

  本文由天道美籍顾问Christopher Koontz原创,转载请注明作者和出处,违者必究。

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