Do we need to phone or email the first choice school to indicate that we would like to go on the waiting list?
You will be automatically on the waiting list
- By going on the waiting list for first choice school would we jeopardise the chances of getting into 2nd choice school?
Not at all - but you should accept your 2nd choice
- According to the letter, we have to accept the offer of 2nd choice school before 15th of March. If we do that would first choice school remove her name from the waiting list?
No you will automatically remain on the waiting - I recall till about August time/ if you want to remain after that you have to request it
- What are the chance of her getting into 1st choice school if her score is 4 point below the initial cut off?
If truth not great, the score of the last successful candidate rarely drops below 1 point score if at all, because schools over significantly offer over PAN to cater for rejections. (For KECHB they used to made offers anything between 21 and 31 over PAN and typically there were between 20-30 rejections. Don't know the stats for KECHG but maybe similar.
- Who do we need to call for waiting list procedure.. We tried consortium today but there was just an answerphone. I am sure they are snowed under and struggling to deal with the volume of phone calls. Certainly check with the consortium office, but you should accept your 2nd choice offer. KEH is an excellent school
Thank you very much KenR. you have given very clear answers to all our questions.
We would have preferred KECHG but from what we can gather KEH is also a very good school.
BTW what is "PAN" ? I guess it some sort of cut off point for number of students.. And why do schools offer significantly above PAN? what if there are no rejections.