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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What To Do If You Are Waitlisted

What to do if you are waitlisted, you ask? The first thing you should do if you were waitlisted at the college of your dreams yesterday is fill out our consultation form because you likely need our help if you hope to get off the waitlist. Most students don’t earn their … 

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College Waiting Lists

Stuck on college waiting lists? There is an article in today’s “New York Times” by Ariel Kaminer entitled, “On a College Waiting List? Sending Cookies Isn’t Going to Help.” Well, that’s for sure! It never ceases to amaze us how many waitlisted college applicants think it wise to nonetheless send … 

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