Community Chat: You’ve Been Put on a College Waitlist – Now What?

Tallo Wordsmith
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Being put on a college waitlist isn’t technically a rejection. But dang if it doesn’t feel like one. All of your friends are excitedly ordering their school hoodies and t-shirts, while you’re stuck in the dreaded college admissions limbo. 

We know, it hurts. After all, you probably spent a lot of time on your college applications: getting letters of recommendation, filling out the FAFSA, writing essays about how your mom’s homemade linguine shaped you as a person (look, not every essay was going to be a winner).

So, what do you do now? Here are a few strategies to help you make your next move after being put on a college waitlist. (Read more)


Have you been waitlisted? What are you doing while you wait for a decision? Share with the Community!