Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.
Visit our COVID-19 resource page.
Your College Confidential guide bot.
Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.
IMPORTANT NEWS:CC Forums are now in read-only mode as the team is working on the transition to a new, modern forum platform with enhanced features. We anticipate full service on the site to return by Friday, Nov. 27 at 2:00pm ET. Read more about this here!
I applied for the 2012 school year at a few schools, and of those I was waitlisted at 4 so far: Hotchkiss, Groton, Choate, and St. Paul's. I'm still waiting to hear from Andover and Deerfield, but I'm guessing that I'm waitlisted or rejected. The uniformity of the decisions has made me wonder if there is an underlying reason. I was hoping that someone could offer insight as to the possible causes and/or advice about how to proceed.
About me: I'm a caucasian girl applying for junior year, I have a weighted GPA of 4.57, PSATs in the 99%, seven years experience on flute and nine on piano and extensive experience in various ensembles (pit orchestra, band, flute chorus, chamber group, marching band, jazz band, etc.), sports including swimming and track, extensive community service, leadership, etc. As far as I know I have good recommendations- I sent in 6 and some were excellent, and generally I interviewed well. I have strong academics, including strong interest in science and high levels in 2 languages (French and Latin). I also have some unusual activities including martial arts, meditation, environmental activism/primitive skills, mentoring, and yoga. My family started the process late, but I completed my applications thoroughly and well, my essays were well-written and all the applications were in in time for the March 10th decision. Because I'm a sophomore, reapplying next year isn't really an option for me.
I need full financial aid and I have a younger sister also applying for the same schools (she was also waitlisted at all the same ones)- both of these might have been contributing factors. If any other students/parents have any advice or insight, or if there might be another reason for all these waitlists, I'd really appreciate the info! Thanks