How to Get Off a College Waitlist

How to Get Off a College Waitlist

All is not lost if your teen gets waitlisted. Colleges offer applicants spots on their wait list during the regular admission periods, but those applicants typically won't hear about being admitted until after May 1 (the deadline for accepted seniors to secure their spot with their deposit.) Admissions officers make their final decision on whether there are any openings left in the next freshman class among those who are admitted but choose not to attend. If your teen is wait-listed, that means that your student is competitive among that school's pool of applicants. After the May 1 deadline, the admissions officers will go back and reexamine your teen's application and other students on the wait list. Read on to find out the five recommended steps to make wait-listed acceptance a potential reality: Accept or reject a place on the wait list. This is done online or by sending in a postcard. If your teen accepts, be certain that the school is definitely a...
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A Story from a Student Who Took the ‘Unconventional’ Path

A Story from a Student Who Took the ‘Unconventional’ Path

During my senior year of high school I was a 4.0 student, played sports, was involved in Model United Nations along with other extra curriculars, had decent SAT and ACT test scores and multiple AP course credits. I also participated in the Move on When Ready program my senior year of high school where I completed my entire course load at our community college gaining college credits while completing my requirements for my diploma. I had friends who were accepted to Harvard, Duke and Vanderbilt and was set to apply to any school I dreamed of going to….but instead I decided to continue my education at my local community college before transferring to a four year university. Now that I’m completing my senior year at the University of Georgia, I reflect on the pathway I chose for higher education and don’t regret any part of it. Given my level of success in high school, I have gotten many sideways looks...
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