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Find out Whether the Colleges That Wait-Listed You Will Ever Give You A Decision

CCEdit_TorreyCCEdit_Torrey Editor Posts: 216 Editor
You've been wait-listed at your goal college, and May 1 is quickly approaching. The Dean reveals when the schools might tell you if you're off the waitlist: https://www.collegeconfidential.com/articles/will-the-colleges-that-wait-listed-me-ever-give-me-a-decision/

Replies to: Find out Whether the Colleges That Wait-Listed You Will Ever Give You A Decision

  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 9,104 Senior Member
    To provide real-life context for this article, three years ago my daughter was waitlisted at three well-known LACs. She emailed LOCIs to LACs #2 and #3. LAC #1 called both her and us to offer her a place around May 3rd, along with a merit award. LAC #2 emailed first, then called to offer her a spot around July 2nd, which she accepted. She attends that school. LAC #3 sent a letter around July 2nd to state they would not take students from the waitlist.

    I don’t think it’s common for students to get off waitlists, much less two of them. My daughter assumed none would happen and, until LAC #2 called, she just carried on with her plans to attend the college she deposited at. That meant a wasted Thanksgiving plane ticket. The vast majority of the time, students should proceed as though they won’t get off a waitlist.
  • pianolover032817pianolover032817 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Just got removed from the waitlist at University of Chicago. Oh well.
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