Waitlisted Students Suffering in Limbo

If you happen to be a waitlisted student suffering in limbo, your days of waiting could soon be over. Or not. Your days of waiting could also extend well into August. We’re sorry we’re not telling you exactly what you want to hear but, hey, The Dartmouth, America’s oldest college … 

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Misconceptions About College Waitlists

Are college waitlists simply marketing tools of elite universities? Ryan Craig argues as much in a piece today for “Forbes” entitled “The Real Cruelty of College Admissions.” In fact, Mr. Craig writes, “The more elite the school, the less likely it is that a waitlist is anything other than a … 

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Surging College Waitlists

Are more and more students being placed on the waitlists of highly selective colleges? The answer is yes. But is it getting increasingly difficult to earn a slot in an incoming class off a college waitlist? While it’s arguable, we’d say that answer is a definitive no. You see, there’s … 

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Secret Sauce of College Waiting Lists

But, Ivy Coach, we’re tired of reading about what to do if you’re waitlisted. We know, we know. We’re tired of writing about it too. But so many folks keep reaching out to us hoping to get off college waitlists, so we feel obliged to write just a little bit … 

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Colleges That Love Waitlisting

The Waitlist. After months spent waiting to hear back from colleges, it’s no fun to learn you’ve been waitlisted — stuck in college admissions limbo. Colleges have months to debate the merits of your application. They should be able to arrive at a definitive decision, right? But the reason waitlists … 

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Back to the Waitlists

Students who’ve been in waitlist limbo, know that some highly selective colleges have been returning their attention to the waitlists in recent days. While a number of students who first came to us as clients after being placed on waitlists found success within a couple of days or weeks of … 

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A Big Day for Waitlisted Students

For students who first came to us as clients after being waitlisted, today was a big day for some of you. Most students who are waitlisted — the vast majority in fact — will never earn admission off of those waitlists. But the suggestion that it is near impossible to … 

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Chances of Getting Off Waitlists

Brian Taylor, Director of Ivy Coach, is featured today in “Bloomberg” in a piece by Akane Otani entitled “At Top Schools, a Spot on the Wait List May as Well Be a Rejection.” We would first like to say that the title of this piece is misleading. If a spot … 

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Getting Off College Waiting Lists

Getting off college waiting lists is more of a science than many believe. So many parents call and write us and say something along these lines: “It’s a shot in the dark to try to get our kid off the waitlist.” Actually, no it’s not. Many students become our clients … 

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