What to do if you are waitlisted, you ask? The first thing you should do if you were waitlisted at the college of your dreams yesterday is fill out our consultation form because you likely need our help if you hope to get off the waitlist. Most students don’t earn their way off the waitlist and yet a high percentage of our students at Ivy Coach sure do because they follow our strategic game plan. We’ve shared some aspects of this game plan before both on our college admissions blog and our Founder, Bev Taylor, has written about what to do if waitlisted for “The Huffington Post.” Of course, we don’t share all our secrets because, at the end of the day, we are a business as much as we truly do love sharing our insights with the world.
The major mistake that most waitlisted students do is…they do absolutely nothing. Doing nothing when on the waitlist — heck, even in life — is never the answer. Just as your future employers will respect smart hustle, so too do college admissions officers at schools like Harvard, Princeton, and Northwestern. If you’re interested in getting off the waitlist, we need to get started right away with helping you craft an extremely powerful letter of enthusiasm to the university that put you in limbo. This letter can’t be like any old letter a student submits. The letters our students submit are utterly special, memorable, and they quite often sway admissions officers to go to bat for our students so that they are the exceptions to the rule of the waitlist. Because the rule is that most won’t get off that waitlist.
This letter must be sent in ASAP. It should not be sent in three weeks. It must go in at once. And once that letter goes in, doing nothing is not the answer either. But we won’t share the tricks of what to do after this letter is submitted because we reserve these secrets for our students. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to get you off the dreaded waitlists. It can be done! It sure can.