Do students commonly get in off the waitlist?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:Do students commonly get in off the waitlist?8answers for this questionBrittany MaschalFounder/DirectorB. Maschal Educational ConsultingDo students commonly get in off the waitlist?The number of students that are admitted off of the waitlist varies from school to school so you really need to check the data if the school makes it available. In most cases less than 50% and at many schools a very small percentage (think 10% or less) are admitted off …

What is the difference between regular acceptance and acceptance off of a wait list?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:What is the difference between regular acceptance and acceptance off of a wait list?5answers for this questionReecy ArestyCollege Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & AuthorPayless For College, Inc.What is the difference between regular acceptance and acceptance off of a wait list?If acceptance from the waitlist comes much later that regular acceptance, then the financial aid offer might be substantially less do to the timing. In some instances, it won’t make a difference, but usually …

Can students appeal a rejection? Does that ever work?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:Can students appeal a rejection? Does that ever work?7answers for this questionPam OhrinerCan students appeal a rejection? Does that ever work?Every college has its own policy about filing admission appeals. First, an applicant should call the Admissions Office to find out what their policy is towards filing appeals. If a school does accept appeals, one needs to ask their exact procedure for filing them and what information they require. Remember, every school …

If rejected from my top choice, is it worth it to apply again after a year at a different school?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:If rejected from my top choice, is it worth it to apply again after a year at a different school?8answers for this questionTira HarpazFounderCollegeBound AdviceIf rejected from my top choice, is it worth it to apply again after a year at a different school?Generally no. If you have gotten into other strong schools, I would usually not encourage you to dwell on your first choice school. Move on and enjoy college at …

I was rejected from my top school and waitlisted at my second choice. How do I pick a backup?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:I was rejected from my top school and waitlisted at my second choice. How do I pick a backup?55answers for this questionPamela Hampton-GarlandOwnerScholar BoundI was rejected from my top school and waitlisted at my second choice. How do I pick a backup?First, my apologies for your outcomes. There is hope. Look at the two schools you desired to attend and compare what was great about them that really made you want to …

How can students make the most of their second choice?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:How can students make the most of their second choice?18answers for this questionReecy ArestyCollege Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & AuthorPayless For College, Inc.How can students make the most of their second choice?You’ll have no choice, so you better just consider it your 1st choice!Eric Beers, Ph.D.College and Career CounselorAir Academy High SchoolHow can students make the most of their second choice?I believe that things work out for a reason. So if things didn’t …

How can you get in off the wait list?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:How can you get in off the wait list?25answers for this questionNina BerlerFounderunCommon AppsGetting in Off the Wait ListThis is a topic which is near to me, having affected my family and my students in the last few years. The first thing a student and his or her family need to know is that while getting in off a wait list is possible, it is not likely. Colleges have been known to …

How can a student get accepted at Harvard, rejected from Brown, and waitlisted at Yale?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:How can a student get accepted at Harvard, rejected from Brown, and waitlisted at Yale?6answers for this questionTira HarpazFounderCollegeBound AdviceHow can a student get accepted at Harvard, rejected from Brown, and waitlisted at Yale?That is actually not that uncommon a scenario. Schools may have different institutional priorities (i.e., one school is looking for top science students and one school is looking for strong theatrical performers) which can lead to different outcomes. In …

What is the best way to handle getting waitlisted or deferred?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:What is the best way to handle getting waitlisted or deferred?33answers for this questionEric ChancySchool CounselorApex High School – 9-12What is the best way to handle getting waitlisted or deferred?Ramp it up! Kick your grades into high gear, and get prepped for another standardized test, depending on what the school has told you it wants to see. After all, your grades might be fine for admission, but the SAT or ACT just …

What’s the best way to evaluate an offer of acceptance after being waitlisted?

Admissions DecisionsOur Counselors Answered:What’s the best way to evaluate an offer of acceptance after being waitlisted?17answers for this questionLaura SmithWhat’s the best way to evaluate an offer of acceptance after being waitlisted?If there’s a financial aid award, compare it to the award you have received from the college that originally accepted you. Don’t be afraid to negotiate for additional aid. But realize, as the summer progresses, you may not be able to negotiate a better …