Your child got waitlisted…Now what?

Regular decision results rolled in throughout the month of March and with them confusion and uncertainty for applicants who received waitlist letters.  What does getting waitlisted mean?  How does it impact chances for admission?  What can waitlisted candidates do to strengthen their applications?  The answers to these questions, as with many aspects of college admissions, … Continue reading Your child got waitlisted…Now what?

Your child applied early and got deferred…Now what?

Early Decision and Early Action results roll in from December through February and with them confusion and uncertainty for applicants who received deferral letters.  What does deferral mean?  How does it impact chances for admission?  What can deferred candidates do to strengthen their applications?  The answers to these questions, as with many aspects of college admissions, … Continue reading Your child applied early and got deferred…Now what?

Getting In: What are the odds?

Creating your child's college list means interpreting her odds of getting into a given school.  Online tools offer students the chance to see the admissions results for past applicants from their school and place themselves in that pool based on GPA and test scores.  Your child might see, for example, that past applicants from her … Continue reading Getting In: What are the odds?