Is anything ever certain in life? It seems that people never want you to feel at ease and prepared, so we are in a perpetual state of uncertainty. We were informed via email that Paul is on the alternate list for Southwestern, our #1 choice. So, their class is currently full, but any of those kids could still withdraw and choose to go to superior schools like Harvard or something, thus creating a vacancy for Southwestern. Only 8 students "matched" into Southwestern on match day last week.
Here's one of my favorite lines from the email:
"What should you expect? You can expect an email from us in late February with updates about our alternate list. We will do our utmost to make the message as specific as possible knowing it will never be as specific as you would like."
At least they are honest. That last sentence kind of sums it up. Should I even get my hopes up? Probably not.