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What should I do if I'm waitlisted at my top choice school?

Hey, I just found out that I've been waitlisted at my top choice school and I'm not sure what to do next. Should I send a letter of continued interest or focus on other options? Any advice would be appreciated!

10 months ago

First of all, congratulations on being waitlisted at your top choice school! That in itself is an accomplishment, as it means the school sees potential in you as a candidate. Now, to address your question about what to do next: it can be helpful to send a letter of continued interest (LOCI) to the school. In this letter, you can express your enthusiasm for the school and provide any updates on your achievements or experiences since you submitted your application. This can help demonstrate your ongoing commitment to attending the school if offered a spot. However, it is important not to pin all your hopes on being accepted from the waitlist, as the number of students admitted from the waitlist can vary greatly from year to year. So, while it's a good idea to send a LOCI, also make sure you have backup options in place. This could involve accepting an offer from another school, exploring gap year possibilities, or researching community college options. It's essential to keep an open mind and stay positive, as there are various paths to reaching your academic and career goals. Best of luck, and remember that your perseverance and adaptability will serve you well in the future!

10 months ago

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