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What's a likely letter and how does it work?

I've heard about something called a 'likely letter' that some students get from universities. Can someone please explain what it is and how does it work? I'm curious if it could affect my chances of getting into a college.

9 months ago

Hey there! A likely letter is a notification sent by some colleges to a few outstanding applicants before the official admissions decisions are released. These letters indicate that the applicant is 'highly likely' to be admitted to the college, barring any unforeseen circumstances. It's like an unofficial early acceptance letter!

Likely letters are usually sent to attract strong applicants and express the school's keen interest in them. Keep in mind that the vast majority of applicants won't receive one. So even if you don't get a likely letter, it doesn't mean you won't be accepted! If you do get one, be sure to maintain your academic performance and stay focused. Colleges send official decision letters later and may change their decision if they notice issues with your academic or personal accomplishments.

Remember, receiving a likely letter is a good sign but not a guarantee. Your best bet is to keep working hard, stay positive, and wait for the official decisions. Good luck!

9 months ago

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