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Monday, February 25, 2008

Wait listed! Not a good thing.

Something to think about… I got wait listed!...Getting wait listed, at many colleges, is just delaying the inevitable. A rejection! Colleges publish the number of students admitted off the waitlist and the number can be staggeringly low. My old college, Hamilton, waitlisted 518 and admitted a whopping 5 applicants (cited in Newsweek/Kaplan Guide to College) What factors can weigh in your favor? Unofficially, a full-paying applicant might stand a greater chance than someone with a high $$$ need. Also, one former Dean of Admissions indicated that colleges are desperate for Male students and being a “guy” might tip the scale in your odds. Regardless, my advice for waitlisted applicants is to mentally move on to your next choice.

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