Waitlisted Students Should Answer Their Phones

As we have expressed many times over the years on the pages of our college admissions blog, our nation’s elite colleges tend to notify applicants of their admission off of waitlists via phone. Are there some schools that send email notifications? Yes. But we would say the vast majority of … 

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The Year to Be Waitlisted

Yes, this was the year to apply to college. For so many years, we found ourselves rolling our eyes as we read and reported on the press releases about the incoming classes published by each highly selective college, press releases that included phrases like: “the most competitive class ever,” “the … 

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