Avoid Pestering Colleges

It’s the knee-jerk reaction of so many waitlisted students and their parents — to check in with admissions. They want to write to admissions officers weekly or even daily to let them know what they’ve been doing, what they’ve accomplished, and how they still so very much wish to attend. … 

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10 Things Not To Do After Being Waitlisted

‘Tis the waitlist season. So what should you not do after being waitlisted? If you’re a student who was recently placed on a college’s waitlist (or the parent of a student placed in limbo), we bet you’d have checked off at least one of the below items. Don’t do it! … 

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Waitlists Will Be Long This Spring

Will college waitlists be longer than usual this year at our nation’s top universities? Without question. Applications are up big time at America’s elite universities. Students, stuck at home due to the pandemic and with time on their hands, seemed to apply to more universities than in a typical year. … 

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Waitlisted Students Should Keep the Faith

Are you dreading the possibility you’ll be stuck in college waitlist limbo? Stop worrying so much! Drink some tea. Meditate. In, out. In, out. Yet for all those folks wondering what the deal will be with college waitlists this year, as we inch closer to April notification dates for Regular … 

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What Waitlisted Students Should Do

Was your child placed in waitlist limbo by the school they most wish to attend? Or maybe your child was waitlisted by a school they may want to attend — depending on the decisions that come in over the days to come? We know waitlist limbo can be frustrating. These … 

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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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