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The Truth About Admission Decisions: What to Do Next

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.31.2016 | College
Kat Cohen

Whether you're accepted, rejected, or waitlisted this college admission season it's important to remember that college isn't about the name of the institution -- it's about what you make of the experience.

How to Write a Love Letter to Your Waitlist School...

Sam Johnson | Posted 01.31.2017 | College
Sam Johnson

The college admissions season has come and gone. You've turned in your apps, made sure your test score were received and handwritten a thank you lette...

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

Kat Cohen | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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.

Why I Applied to 43 Colleges

The Prospect | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
The Prospect

My story of applying to colleges is a bit different than most. Not because I am some exceptional student that was accepted by every school that I applied to, but because of the sheer number of colleges I applied to.

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.

Worth the Wait

Ellen Meyers | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

I thought the most eventful thing on May 1 was how the hell I was going to survive the pollen. Then, around 5:30, the phone rang. My mom picked it up. A few minutes later, she called me into the kitchen and said, "It's Syracuse!"

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?

The Secret Sauce of the College Waitlist

Bev Taylor | Posted 06.13.2012 | College
Bev Taylor

Since the college waitlist causes so much anxiety for so many students and their parents, it's time that the public learns the truth about the puzzling admissions (in)decision. So who makes the waitlist?