Waitlist Strategies

<p>Hey guys! I just got waitlisted at one of my top choices and I'm considering signing up for the wait list. Do any successful wait list applicants have any advice to share? methods?
Thanks guys!</p>

<p>If your GC has a relationship with the assigned admissions officer to your school, perhaps the GC can call and inform the college that you’d absolutely accept a slot (if that is the case). That’s about it.</p>

<p>So in order to do that the guidance counselor should have already contacted the local admissions rep?</p>

<p>Your GC would need to have a good relationship with someone in admissions up there, and even if they do, theres no guarantee a spot will actually open anyway. Theres not much “strategy” involved. </p>

<p>If you accept a spot on the waitlist, make sure you reaffirm that the school is your top choice and that you will 100% definitely super duper no matter what attend if you get accepted. And update them with any accomplishments since you first applied.</p>

<p>Good luck!!</p>

<p>Also, get your guidance counselor to call the school as well and also have them reaffirm your commitment to attending the school if accepted.</p>

<p>School will usually mail you a letter asking whether you would like to be put on wait listing. Right? There is nothing wrong in saying YES at this point. You have nothing to lose right? So every college puts me on wait list, I can say go ahead include me on wait list and then decide when the acceptance comes. Can someone chime on this? There is no downside to asking to be put on waitlist. </p>

<p>There is no downside, no risk, no obligation…</p>

<p>If the school is close to you, or you are planning to visit, go in for a visit and try to talk to an admissions counselor. At this point you really need to be confident and sell yourself. Ask what you need to do to get off the waitlist, tell the counselor you are extremely interested. Ask him/her if there is anything else you can submit to help you get in. Make sure if that school accepts appeals you ask the best way to go about appealing. Mainly, sell yourself, you were put on the waitlisted <em>probably</em> because your stats were good, not great.</p>

<p>Make the admissions counselor want you at the school. Be confident. Sell yourself.</p>

<p>This is what I did. The counselor I talked to called me a few days later and offered me a spot. </p>