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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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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Tough College Waitlists

Waitlist data is difficult to ascertain but “US News & World Report” has come out with some 2015-2016 data on college waitlists for some universities where it was particularly hard to get out of limbo. Before our readers start writing in questioning these statistics (we know you well!), let’s reiterate … 

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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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Colleges Turning to Waitlists

More universities over these past few days have been turning to their waitlists. Brown University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Chicago all recently turned to the waitlists, admitting students into their incoming classes. So much for the folks who suggest that being waitlisted might as well be a rejection. We … 

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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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Students on Waiting Lists

There’s an article up on “Quartz” that students on waiting lists might find interesting. In the piece by Sonali Kohli entitled “The craziest ways applicants have won over admissions officers at elite American universities,” Kohli writes about some untraditional approaches students on waiting lists have taken over the years. As … 

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Waitlisted Candidates for Admission

Many waitlisted candidates for admission to highly selective colleges have been calling and emailing us over these last couple of days (the best way to get in touch with us is by clicking on the orange button on our website and filling out our free consult form — just indicate that … 

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