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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What should I do if I'm waitlisted by my dream college?

If I end up being waitlisted by my dream college, what steps should I take to increase my chances of being accepted off the waitlist? Are there any specific things I should do or avoid doing? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

First of all, don't lose hope – being waitlisted means that the college sees potential in you. Here are a few steps you can take to increase your chances of being accepted off the waitlist:

1. Write a letter of continued interest (LOCI) to the admissions office, expressing your enthusiasm for the school and highlighting any new accomplishments, awards, or extracurriculars you've participated in since submitting your application.

2. Keep your grades up. Colleges want to see that you're maintaining a strong academic performance, so do your best to keep those grades high.

3. Stay in touch with your regional admissions representative, if you have one. They can provide insight into the waitlist process and may give you more personalized advice.

4. Be patient. The waitlist process can take some time, so try to be patient and stay positive. Remember, there are other great schools out there, and you'll find the right fit regardless of the outcome with your dream college.

9 months ago

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