- Wendy Williams
Wait-Listed, Now What?
A waiting list is to help a college not you. It is the school’s safety net. If students who were accepted decide not to attend, they fill those open spots with students from their wait-list to make capacity for the next incoming class.
Here are a couple of things you can do if you are wait-listed:
-Focus on the colleges that have sent you acceptance letters. -Take the wait-list school out of your equation. -Keep in mind that colleges do not admit from the wait list until after the May 1st decision deadline has passed. -Fill out paperwork and send in your deposit to another school.
If you are accepted into the school that has you on their wait-list, your deposit to the other institution will have to be forfeited. So, I always recommend to not count on that wait-list and to focus on the “Accepted” pile!