Over the next couple of months, high school seniors will be receiving lots of college admissions decisions—some good news, some bad news, and some… waitlists?  It’s hard to know what to make of a waitlist decision.  Can a student increase her chances of moving her application from the waitlist into the admitted students’ pile?  Or should she just move on with her college decision—and her life—with the acceptances she has now?  If you or your child has been waitlisted and aren’t sure what your next move should be, check out this insight from former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, Elizabeth Heaton, in this installment of College Coach’s Insider Tips.

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Written by Elizabeth Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University.