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What to Do When You Make the Wait List

What to Do When You Make the Wait List

It’s easy to view being placed on the wait list as a rejection but, honestly, it’s not the end of the world.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 21, 2015
What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

What to Do While You’re Waiting to Hear from Colleges

February and March are tense within the world of college admissions - for all involved parties.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 17, 2015
Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

Moving Past the College Rejection Letter

How to handle a college rejection letter.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 21, 2015
Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

Can You Beg Your Way Off the Wait List?

What happens when you're waiting on a "yes" or "no" to plan your future and you just get a "maybe" instead? Many say, just beg!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 24, 2015
Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

You may have seen the headlines: College Rejection Rates at Record Highs. With schools like the University of Pennsylvania and Pomona College admitting less than two out of every 10 people ...

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published September 3, 2008
What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

What High School Seniors Should Do Right Now

Relief is sweet and you likely want to look at your entire college admissions process as a distant memory. Not so fast!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 25, 2014
Enrollment Choices

Enrollment Choices

Families face tough choices when acceptance and rejection letters arrive. "Any parent who's shopped for a prom dress can tell you, window shopping is easy. It's the actual decision that's difficult," ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 4, 2008
A Window of Opportunity

A Window of Opportunity

A window of opportunity presents itself when making tough college decisions.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published March 9, 2007
How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook

How a Closed Door Can Change Your Outlook

A student details how a closed door can change your outlook when you've been rejected from your first-choice college.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published March 29, 2007
College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?

College Wait Listing Increases: Will You Get Stuck on the List?

Colleges are increasing using wait lists -- how do you avoid them?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published October 10, 2012
Waitlisted?  Rejected?  258 New Options After May 1st

Waitlisted? Rejected? 258 New Options After May 1st

If you were waitlisted or rejected, there are 258 new options after May 1st.

Kathryn Knight
Published May 6, 2009