NWL

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  1. Saltyscott

    Saltyscott Member

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    haven't received a NWL letter yet, planning on calling admissions on Monday. Will admissions tell you where you rank on NWL or do they just tell you to wait? I'm applying to TA&M at Galveston right now.
     
  2. Smcgill13

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    From my own personal experience on the NWL, they do not tell you your rank and you'll just have to stick it out until your portal updates. What is your application status?
     
  3. Saltyscott

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    Hold, has been on hold for 3 months
     
  4. Smcgill13

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    I was hold from December to April and I got my NWL notification in the mail in early January. I've heard that being on hold and being on the NWL is different though, but I'm not entirely sure. Regardless, you'll have to just stick it out until you hear something either way.
     
  5. Lockwoodarriving

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    DS has been on "Hold" for two months, and his letter in late March confirmed that he has "been placed on the national waiting list as a Hold Candidate." But then it gives a further interesting wrinkle: "As vacancies occur, Hold Candidates are offered appointments in order of merit, based upon their competitive standing on the state and national listings." So both your standing in your state and your standing nationally come into play. If several people in your state turn down their appointment, you could get an appointment if you were ranked high enough in your state, even if your national ranking was pretty far down the list.

    Good luck to everyone still waiting!
     
  6. thorsmom

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    Yes, we're waiting still. Got a Fed Ex alert today only to find out it was from somewhere in Texas. Trying not to lose hope here!
     

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