High School Counselors Who Won’t Make Advocacy Calls

If your child is a senior who happens to be waitlisted at a highly selective university that he or she very much wishes to attend, the school counselor should absolutely be making an advocacy call on your child’s behalf. Yes, the school counselor should be picking up the phone, dialing … 

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The Game Plan for Waitlisted Students

It’s March 31st, which means it’s Ivy Day! Today, Regular Decision notifications for the Ivy League universities and other elite institutions will hit inboxes and admissions portals across the country and around the world. One parent of a prospective client said to us today, “You must be so busy on … 

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Waitlisted Applicants Must Convince Each College It’s Their First Choice

When college applicants are waitlisted to multiple elite universities, they often debate whether or not they should articulate to each school that has placed them in limbo that the school is their first choice. Let’s end that debate here and now once and for all (or at least until next … 

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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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Waitlisted Students Suffering in Limbo

If you happen to be a waitlisted student suffering in limbo, your days of waiting could soon be over. Or not. Your days of waiting could also extend well into August. We’re sorry we’re not telling you exactly what you want to hear but, hey, The Dartmouth, America’s oldest college … 

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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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Taking Admissions Slots Away from Other Applicants

A few years ago, we had a student who didn’t earn admission in the Early Action round at Harvard. The student was deferred. But Ivy Coach, you had a student who was deferred? How could it be? Every now and then it happens — but it always works out in … 

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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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Help for Waitlisted Students

If recently your child learned that he or she was waitlisted at one or more Ivy League (or non-Ivy League) universities, all hope is not lost. In most cases that is. We received an email recently from a student who was waitlisted at a highly selective college, an Ivy League college, and … 

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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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