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What about Wharton, where they actively tell you not to send materials, updates, etc.?
Do you suggest doing so anyways, or just staying quiet (other than perhaps an initial letter to the waitlist manager confirming your interest)?
@callmedtop – we had a follow-on post already queued up on exactly this question which you’ve probably seen by now. It would be professionally irresponsible for us to give blanket advice that it is OK to go against the adcom’s instructions. We have not seen your application and we have no clue what you’re thinking of submitting. There might be certain situations where it could pay off (we’re working with a number of people in this category right now through our Waitlist Assist service) but in most cases we are very very nervous about it. A conservative approach is best; the only way we would ever say otherwise is through an actual review of the individual applicant’s situation.