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How do I handle deferrals or waitlist decisions?

Hey everyone, I'm a bit stressed about the possibility of being deferred or waitlisted during the college application process. What should I do if I find myself in this situation, and how can I improve my chances of eventually being accepted? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hey! I totally understand the stress that comes with the possibility of being deferred or waitlisted. My child went through a similar situation, and here's what we learned from the experience. First, don't panic! It's important to remember that a deferral or waitlist decision isn't a rejection. In fact, it means the college sees potential in you and wants to review your application further. To improve your chances of being accepted, you can take some proactive steps. Update the college with any significant achievements or new information since submitting your application, such as awards, improved grades, or additional extracurricular activities. You can also write a letter of continued interest, expressing your enthusiasm for the school and why it's still your top choice. Lastly, don't forget to have a backup plan. Continue researching and applying to other schools that you're interested in, as it's always good to have options. Stay positive and best of luck!

11 months ago

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