So you’ve been waitlisted. Exactly what does that mean? The answer may surprise you. College Coach admissions expert Kennon Dick explains the differences between schools’ waitlists, and gives 7 Things You Should Do If You’re on the Waitlist in his blog post on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
by Kennon Dick, former admissions officer at Swarthmore College
What the Waitlist Means
Some students would rather be denied than waitlisted and I don’t blame them. For many, the college application process has been a long and protracted ordeal; with a waitlist letter, it’s going to last a few months longer with far less certainty about how it will end.
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