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Waitlists

Hi! How long does it usually take to hear back from a waitlist? I read online that sometimes colleges still take people off the waitlist as late as August? If so, does that impact orientation/move-in day at all?

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Hi there!

Some students hear back as early as April, others don't hear back until July or August because some colleges have people drop out last minute or a few empty spots left. Make sure you have a backup option, tho I am really not sure how that works since college decisions are traditionally due before May 1st. Yes, I have heard it can be a bit of a scramble with move-in, but colleges have support systems to guide you through it.

Have you written a LOCI? That can play a huge role.

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