Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about the possibility of being waitlisted at my top-choice college. If this happens, what should I do to improve my chances of getting off the waitlist? Thanks for any advice!
Hi there! Being waitlisted can be a nerve-wracking experience, but there are definitely steps you can take to improve your chances of getting off the waitlist. First, make sure you accept the waitlist offer, as this lets the college know you're still interested. After that, consider writing a letter of continued interest (LOCI) to the admissions office, expressing your enthusiasm for the school and updating them on any recent achievements or developments since your initial application. Don't forget to keep your grades up and continue participating in extracurricular activities, as the college may request updated transcripts or information. It's also a good idea to visit the campus if you haven't already, as this can demonstrate your commitment to attending the school if accepted. Additionally, you can seek out an alumni interview or reach out to your regional admissions representative to further express your interest. Lastly, make sure to have a backup plan and accept another college's offer, as there's no guarantee you'll be taken off the waitlist. Keep a positive attitude, stay proactive, and remember that many students have successfully navigated the waitlist process before. Best of luck!
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