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Do college waitlists offer any hope?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior in high school, and I've heard a lot of stories about students being waitlisted at their dream colleges. I'm wondering if there's any hope for students on waitlists, and if there's anything they can do to improve their chances of getting off the waitlist. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's totally normal to be curious about the waitlist process, especially when it comes to your dream colleges. While being waitlisted can be disappointing, it's essential to keep in mind that there's still hope. Colleges might admit students from their waitlist if they have space available after all initial acceptances have been tallied. To improve your chances of getting off the waitlist, consider these tips: 1) Write a letter to the college expressing your continued interest and updating them on any new academic achievements, awards, or extracurricular activities; 2) Request a meeting with an admissions representative, if possible, to discuss your interest in the college; 3) Keep your grades up and stay involved in extracurriculars. Remember, even if things don't work out with your dream college, there are plenty of other amazing schools that would be lucky to have you. Good luck on your journey!

10 months ago

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