The U-Va. 'watch list'

Here are excerpts of documents The Washington Post obtained that show how fundraisers at the University of Virginia tracked the status of certain applicants for admission whose families included alumni and donors. The lists were kept by the university's advancement office. Author Jeff Thomas provided the records to the Post after receiving them through a public records request.

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UVA is still #1 priority and they are pursuing all the
RECO RD right steps. Would be idealto get offWi. early Smith]l
RD before they settle on another choice. Boyd 5] A A
According to people who have talked to him, 3:333
livid about the WL decision and holding future
Eiving in the bale nce. Best to resolve quickly, if Gordon
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Moved up due to hope that we can Work more off
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below.
Being coac on rig tsteps an to ang in there.
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close, take them before those below. Ifthey are a
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Depends on caliber of the applicant. Iftheyare
close, take them before those below. lfthey are a
RD deeper reach, reach for ASTIC irst. PatrECk A A-
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Applicant is more of a reach, so might need to be a
later or last wave off the waitlist.Fe.-y
anxious about the situation hut wait it out for
the right result. Coached to have other options and i4
hang in there.
an Parent 2o14 Boyd accomplishment with her Fall grades?
and that gives us an out If she ultimately doesn'tget
in. But UVA is still #1 choice and they are being
coached on steps to ta ice and to hang in there (and
to have other options). Probably a "last off"
situation, but she also has to do something to
RD Improve her profile. Smith A A-

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