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Did you list other colleges you're applying to on your application?

sarahhssarahhs Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
edited April 2008 in Kenyon College
Did you fill out the part of the application where it asks you what other colleges you're applying to? I thought it was optional at first, but then filled it out.

I wonder if that could be part of the reason why I (and some other applicants waaay more amazing than me) was waitlisted... we put colleges that may have made Kenyon seem like its not a top choice. What do you think?
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Replies to: Did you list other colleges you're applying to on your application?

  • fatladysingsfatladysings Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    my daughter did-- didn't leave any out, and she was accepted.
  • sarahhssarahhs Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    ah, there goes my hope. oh well. congrats to your daughter!
  • AdamanAdaman Registered User Posts: 291 Junior Member
    I was accepted, but I did leave out a few. I left out Dartmouth, Brown, and Columbia, and just put all the liberal arts colleges I applied to, plus University of Maryland. I felt justified, since I didn't (and still don't) think I'd want to go to any of those three if I were accepted. Which of course begs the question, why did I apply to those? I still don't know, haha
  • hudsonvalley51hudsonvalley51 Registered User Posts: 2,451 Senior Member
    Sarah -- My daughter listed her other college choices and was waitlisted, but I doubt that had anything to do with the decision. It might be as simple as there being too many qualified young women from Upstate NY named Sarah (my D's name also) who applied and several of them had to lose out. I'm sure you'll pick up your share of acceptances at some great colleges. This seems to be the Year of the Waitlist and not too many kids aiming at selective colleges will avoid being put on at least one waitlist.
  • the_hitch_hikerthe_hitch_hiker Registered User Posts: 155 Junior Member
    i did..i'm waitlisted..dunno if there's a connection :(
  • I-Love-WhippetsI-Love-Whippets Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    All of them
  • mom958mom958 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    My daughter did not list any other schools she applied to and she was accepted.
    I stressed out about this, as I was unsure what the best thing to do was.
    My daughter was very pragmatic: "It's optional. That means some people complete it and some don't."
  • rusty333rusty333 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    i listed all of them (3 ivies and williams) and still got in so i dont think this plays a cucial role in their decision
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