The waiting list is determined (at the time of the lottery) in the order that lottery numbers are drawn. Openings in the school are offered to those on the waiting list in strict numerical order. An applicant cannot defer an offer and keep his/her spot on the waiting list. If an offer is declined, that applicant is removed from the waiting list and the opening is offered to the next applicant. Applicants on the waiting list have the responsibility of keeping the school informed of phone number and address changes.