Waitlisted Students Should Answer Their Phones

As we have expressed many times over the years on the pages of our college admissions blog, our nation’s elite colleges tend to notify applicants of their admission off of waitlists via phone. Are there some schools that send email notifications? Yes. But we would say the vast majority of … 

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Early Returns Indicate Colleges Are Going Deep Into Their Waitlists

While the number of students admitted off waitlists at our nation’s highly selective colleges is typically hard to come by since these schools don’t like to advertise their lower than anticipated yields (though some data is available, including Cornell offering admission to 99 students last week), our forecast that these … 

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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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