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How My Admissions Journey Led to My Admission off Northwestern University Waitlist
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How My Admissions Journey Led to My Admission off Northwestern University Waitlist

The college admission process was not easy for me. I started the college process completely clueless since my parents were both N…

Can I Withdraw from a College Commitment After Waitlist Acceptance from Another?
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Can I Withdraw from a College Commitment After Waitlist Acceptance from Another?

Back in January, I was accepted at the University of North Carolina and put on a waitlist at Georgia Tech. UNC was my first cho…

Why Would A College Say It Has Openings While I'm Stuck on the Waitlist?
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Why Would A College Say It Has Openings While I'm Stuck on the Waitlist?

I am a high school senior who has always wanted to go to Rutgers, but they wait-listed me so I committed to Penn State. Today my …

Infographic: See How Many Students Were Admitted off Select Waitlists Last Year
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Infographic: See How Many Students Were Admitted off Select Waitlists Last Year

If you're one of the students who landed on a waitlist this year, you are probably trying to calculate your odds of getting …

How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?
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How (and When) Do Colleges Pick Students off the Waitlist?

Are people picked off the waitlist on a first come, first serve basis? If not, how do colleges decide who gets taken off and when…

How Does a Near-Perfect Student Get Denied Almost Everywhere?
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How Does a Near-Perfect Student Get Denied Almost Everywhere?

I am the mother of a high school senior who got denied almost everywhere. I am not trying to say he's perfect, but I am trying to…

Understanding Waitlists
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Understanding Waitlists

Anxious excitement among seniors waiting for Regular Decision verdicts is reaching its peak now. The remaining two weeks of March…

How to Pick Which College to Attend When You Have Multiple Options
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How to Pick Which College to Attend When You Have Multiple Options

It's approaching the middle of March, and all those Regular Decision admission decisions are looming. Some have already been issu…

Ask the Dean Live Event Recap: Part 4
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Ask the Dean Live Event Recap: Part 4

On February 22, I served as host of College Confidential's live "Ask the Dean" event, where I answered a variety of questions fro…

Dealing with Deferrals: An 8-Point Plan
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Dealing with Deferrals: An 8-Point Plan

Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) decisions will be released in mid-December, about two weeks from now. If you have appli…

Help! I Missed the May 1 Deposit Deadline. Do I Have ANY Options?
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Help! I Missed the May 1 Deposit Deadline. Do I Have ANY Options?

I was wait-listed at two schools and accepted at one. While waiting to hear back from the two where I was wait-listed (I still ha…

Will Contacting Coaches, Professors Help Me Get Off the Waitlist?
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Will Contacting Coaches, Professors Help Me Get Off the Waitlist?

I was just rejected from my first choice, and my second choice has had me on the waitlist since January. I sent them a brief note…

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