The Waitlist Dance

We anticipate our nation’s elite colleges will waitlist more students this year than in typical years. We also anticipate our nation’s elite colleges will accept more students from their waitlists this year than in typical years — not as many as last year but nonetheless quite a lot. And why? … 

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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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The Year to Be Waitlisted

Yes, this was the year to apply to college. For so many years, we found ourselves rolling our eyes as we read and reported on the press releases about the incoming classes published by each highly selective college, press releases that included phrases like: “the most competitive class ever,” “the … 

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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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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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