Specialty centers use waiting lists for students whose application scores are above the predetermined threshold but who did not receive an initial offer. If you receive an offer to be placed on a waitlist, you can accept or decline. Each waitlist offer must be answered individually. If you do not want to remain on a waitlist, you must decline them individually. You may accept multiple waitlist offers.
The number of students on a waitlist changes daily as students accept or decline offers. Students will be chosen from the waiting list as slots become available up to the point when master schedules are being developed. Generally, specialty centers continue to fill open slots from the waitlist through the end of the current school year. However, most of the movement from a waitlist occurs before mid-May. In the past, there has been some movement from waitlists through the end of the school year due to families moving, students deciding to attend their home high school, etc.