10 Things Not To Do If You’re Waitlisted

When students are waitlisted, we find their initial instincts (along with their parents’ initial instincts) on how to go about trying to get off that waitlist and earn a spot in the incoming class are a bit, well, out of wack. There’s a right way and a wrong way on … 

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A Must Read for Waitlisted Students

If you didn’t receive a flat rejection or an offer of admission in the Regular Decision round, you were placed in waitlist limbo. Oh, the dreaded waitlist. Maybe you’ve been refreshing your inbox every day for weeks even though you knew the precise date and time the college of your … 

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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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The Waitlisted Student

For all those students stuck in waitlist limbo, you know what we recommend you do. Submit a powerful and compelling Letter of Enthusiasm, a term we at Ivy Coach coined many years ago. We help students every year earn admission off waitlists after submitting powerful Letters of Enthusiasm. But enough … 

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What To Do If You’re Waitlisted

Wondering what to do if you’re waitlisted? Every year around this time, students and parents — coming to Ivy Coach for the first time — ask us what they should do once they’ve been waitlisted. Our first question to these students and parents is always: what have you done so … 

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Waitlisted Applicants

After all of these months of waiting, it can be frustrating when students find out that they’ve been neither accepted nor denied admission. We feel for waitlisted applicants, students placed in limbo until the colleges to which they’ve applied are ready to render a verdict. But while the jury is … 

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No More Waitlist Limbo

When students come to us for the first time as potential clients after being waitlisted at the colleges of their dreams, the first thing out of our mouths is usually something along the lines of, “Don’t get your hopes up.” And that’s because at most highly selective colleges, about 10% of … 

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College Waitlist Acceptance

The Founder of Ivy Coach, Bev Taylor, is quoted in an article today in Brown University’s “Brown Daily Herald” about Brown’s waitlist that we figured we’d share. Brown University admitted a significant number of students off of its waitlist this past admissions cycle, for the Brown University Class of 2018. In fact, … 

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Getting Off That College Waitlist

Parents and students, it is definitely not too late to try to start getting off that college waitlist! Think about it like this. If you’re a bicycle accessories salesman, is the trick to selling bicycle accessories doing absolutely nothing? If you’re a realtor, is the trick to securing clients sitting … 

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