SO, the number one thing I see asked here and in the Facebook groups is... "Golly gee willikers I've been pended! What does that mean??" << Actual Quote First, a few things Pending does NOT mean: 1. It does not mean you have been removed from consideration. If you were removed from consideration you would receive an email saying so and you likely would not be reading this thread. Also your dashboard would say "No Longer in Consideration (NLIC)" 2. It does not mean that your chances of getting into the program have been greatly reduced. You have roughly the same odds of getting in as you did when you passed your WBI. 3. Your Dashboard will not say "Pending" but will continue to say "In Progress". Pending is actually a title completely made up by CPs to classify those who get the email stating that you are "Pending a final decision". Imagine that! 4. "You're not qualified or good enough". Simply not true. You haven't been NLIC'd yet and you could still be accepted! Even if you are NLIC'd that still doesn't mean you're not good enough because, you need to remember, with roughly 25,000 people applying there are going to be about 20,000 people who could be 100% qualified and still not get in. (Do not take those numbers as fact. They are VERY rough estimates) OK, Now what pending DOES mean 1. You're on hold. Pending is Disney's way of saying, we'll get back to you when we get back to you. 2. You will more than likely be waiting a while. True some people hear back the next day or next week, but from what I've observed most people wait about a month beyond the "2 weeks" Disney tells you after your interview. (Take this with a grain of salt as this is just an observation not a "rule") 3. If you are an alumni who has a restricted rehire status more than likely you will be pended. This is because Disney has to send you paperwork to fill out and return. (Disclaimer, I've never been pended myself) Ok, If you're like the vast majority of people who apply for the College Program you've probably worn out the refresh button on your dashboard or email account by this time. RELAX. People tend to get upset or panicked when they get pended. Look at it this way, being pended and having to wait a little longer for an amazing experience is better than getting NLIC'd right off the bat. Keep in mind when it's taking a while for you to hear back, the programs office is responsible for not only CP applications, but PI applications also. So not only are they handling the thousands of CPs but also the thousands of PIs so it takes time to sort through everything. No one knows exactly why someone might be pended. It could be a multitude of reasons which I won't go into because I don't have the slightest idea. Please do not call casting or the programs office and ask why you were pended or why you were NLIC'd. Often times they can't tell you or you might get a generic response. I think that's it. This was a half serious half joking look at pending. If anyone has something I missed feel free to add it below or if you have any questions feel free to ask.