Quoted from jalpert:
I doubt this is true. If it is, a mistake was made. I know someone who didn't get one and inquired in July.
Ken made a mistake.
The guy he is referring to got on the list well before Sept/Oct as he was posting on our local forum in late July to see if any locals were thinking about dropping out so he could move up from where he was (he originally assumed he had gotten in too late).
No mistake by Spooky, just a mistake by Ken in recalling when he thought the guy got on the waitlist.