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What To Do If Waitlisted For College
After going through the rigorous college admissions process, there is nothing more disappointing than being flat-out rejected or being put on a waitlist. Many students see being waitlisted as another form of rejection. One has to understand the mechanics of the admissions process to know that being put on a waitlist means that you did qualify but the school has yet to confirm if all the applicants they admitted would enroll. Colleges build a waitlist to raise their enrollment yield which will eventually affect their ranking.
So what do you do if you’ve been waitlisted? Well, it is definitely not the time to sit it out while waiting for the admission decision. Be proactive and look into other options which may mean pursuing other college applications or strategizing on how you can get off the waitlist.
Cardinal Education is the leading expert in college admissions consulting. With nearly two decades into the field of college admissions, we know exactly what to do when applicants are put on a waitlist. Our dedicated educational consultants can help you plan and strategize your next steps to ensure that you get admitted to the university that is the right fit for you.