Meredith Reynolds - Head Start College Blog

Archive for April, 2012

Waiting List: Not the Best Fit
April 12th, 2012

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303772904577333680574993686.html

The Wall Street Journal reported on April 10, 2012 in a print article, Colleges Tough Waiting Game, and more recently online at link above how unlikely it is for students to be admitted from a waiting list. 2011 Princeton admitted 19 of 1248 on waiting list and Stanford admitted 13 of 1078 on waiting list. Some may argue that it is different at non-Ivy league schools. I do not agree. Though your chances may be better at less competitive schools they are NOT good. I advise students to embrace the school that has accepted you, that is most likely your best fit for two reasons:  you decided to apply, and they decided to accept you.

Perhaps most important for the entire family, the Head Start College program paces students to complete their applications by Thanksgiving.

MEREDITH REYNOLDS

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