Learn How to Weigh Your Options and Make the Most of a Waitlist Decision
Unlike acceptance or rejection, the path for waitlisted students is a little unclear. Some applicants may be unsure about what their admissions odds are, what they can do to improve their chances of acceptance, and if staying on the waitlist is even worthwhile.
How to Feel Your Best When Admission Decision Time Comes
For students who applied to colleges in the regular round, March and April can feel like an emotional roller coaster. Between waiting for admissions decisions, receiving a verdict from each school on your best fit list, and deciding where to enroll, the spring season marks a major milestone for many high school seniors.
2018 Is A Mixed Bag For Waitlisted Students
Getting waitlisted can be a confusing and stressful admissions outcome for college bound students, and with record-low admission rates and record-high applicant pools, many college waitlists are growing while the chances of admission off the waitlist are hard to predict.
A Waitlist Decision Can Be Confusing, So What Should You Do?
So you’ve been placed on the dreaded waitlist. Now what? There’s actually a lot that students can do to maximize their chances of admission off the waitlist.
Tips and Resources for Waitlisted Students
As colleges begin notifying applicants of their regular admission decisions, many students end up faced with a puzzling outcome: the waitlist. While getting placed on the waitlist is not an ideal situation, there is a lot that students can do to effectively address the situation and improve their chances of admission should they choose to remain on the waitlist.
At the end of the college admissions process most students expect a clear “yes” or “no” answer on their application, so receiving a waitlist decision can be an extremely confusing result. If you’re waitlisted, there are a number of resources out there to help you decide whether to take your chances on the waitlist or move on.
A majority of admission decisions are expected to be released this month, with Washington University – St. Louis, University of Chicago, MIT, and Georgia Tech releasing decisions as early as this week. For applicants, this time period represents the culmination of many months and years of hard work – they’ll find out whether or not their top-choice colleges have accepted them. What many students fail to prepare for, though, is what happens after their decisions come in, no matter the outcome.