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Let’s Talk About Waitlists

After stalking your mailman for months, you finally received word from your #1 school! It’s a big envelope, so you feel extra hopeful. After carefully opening (*ripping your way through*) the fate holder, you skim the letter to find out you are on the waitlist. Now what?

First off, congrats! It’s not a No, which means you still have a chance. They saw potential and for whatever reason, can’t offer you a spot now but they could in the future.

So, now, more waiting, unfortunately. It can be daunting to try to figure out the best way to follow up with the school without sounding desperate. Each school has their own policies for a waitlist and some schools are much more likely than others to accept students off the waitlist. There’s no use in trying to investigate your odds as most schools are reluctant to tell you where you sit on the list, so, it’s best to show your interest and hope for the best.

Here are some tips for what to do while sitting on a waitlist: Read more