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College Waitlists

The Truth About Waitlists: What Are Your Chances Of Getting In?

Kat Cohen | Posted 04.22.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

Even if the waitlist college remains your top choice, it's important to have realistic expectations, know what you need to do in order to improve your chances of acceptance off the waitlist, and choose an alternative college to enroll in by May 1.

Waitlisted at Your Colleges? Here's What to Do!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

Here are some tips that can help if you have been waitlisted AND are still interested in attending that college:

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Get Off The Waitlist

Jessica Yang | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Jessica Yang

A year ago, if you told me that I'd be satisfied with where I was, I wouldn't believe you. I had gotten rejected from two schools on the same day and the only relatively redeeming quality to that day was that I was waitlisted to another.

College Admissions: All Over But the Waiting

Linda Flanagan | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Linda Flanagan

Being put on the wait list is not unlike being told by your prom-date hopeful, "I think you're great, and if Sally tells me no, you're it!" To be wait listed is to be second string, the understudy, a B-list invite.

Don't Wait to Try to Get Off a College Waitlist

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

First of all, congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.

What to Do When You Hear From Colleges

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

You have it all pictured in your head. The bell rings, you calmly open the email from the college of your dreams, and -- you're admitted! You receive the accolades of your teacher and your classmates. But remember -- that's what happens in your head, not in your school.

What If You're Wait Listed?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With admissions decisions about to be released, many colleges will place students on their wait lists. Here are some tips that can help if you have been wait listed AND are still interested in attending that college.

College Rejection Therapy

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Alexa Bits, Marisa Spieg...

What Recruiters Won't Tell You But Think You Should Know

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Enjoy the football games, adventures in studies and late nights that are all in the college mix. Choose the school that's right for you. Just don't forget to factor into the equation the ultimate goal after graduation: getting a job.

The College "Wait List" and 3 Ways to Survive It

Scott Weingold | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

If you've already applied to college (or soon will), there's always a chance this could happen: Placement on the "wait list." For many students this "admissions limbo" means an added layer of stress. That's why it's important to get a grasp on it... and possibly even come out of it on top.

Wait! You've Been Waitlisted!

Maura Kastberg | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Maura Kastberg

Life is full of ambiguity but the one thing to keep in mind if you have been waitlisted is that there is not one single college that will offer you the best experience. You can have a great experience at many colleges.

Secret Holiday Wish List for Parents of College Applicants

Allison Singh | Posted 02.27.2013 | College
Allison Singh

We all want to finish up work and get away for the holidays, but would it hurt to send out decisions after the "most wonderful season of all" has ended?

WATCH: Teen Sings His Way Off Of Tough College Waiting List

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

As Michael Jackson would say, "Tee hee!" A revamped version of a classic tune by the Jackson 5 helped a high school senior strike the right note with ...

How to Be the Best Admitted Student

Liz Davis | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Liz Davis

Just like the postal service, students are most desperate for the heavier envelopes. Inside awaits the offer of a lifetime -- an invitation to become a member of The University of Your Dreams. Finally the wait, the stress, and the hard work are all over! Wrong.

The Dangerous Limbo of College Waitlists

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Many colleges are increasingly placing more students on waitlists, despite the fact that very few spots, if any, will open up.

Three College Admission Trends That Are Only Getting Bigger

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

The college application process is certainly starting sooner, but there are very few reasons to apply to a college in the summer, and many good reasons not to do so.