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Playing the Waiting Game: Life on the Waitlist

For many seniors, April marks the end of a long period of uncertainty. Emails and envelopes from colleges have arrived, and the result is usually a definitive acceptance or denial. However, for students who are put on a college’s waiting list, the next steps are less clear. Due to an increase in the number of applications per student driven by test-optional policies, and student uncertainty about where to apply, waitlists are expected to be longer this year. In addition, factors…

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Coming to Terms with Admissions Decisions

If the worst thing in life is not knowing, then the second worst thing might very well be knowing that the outcome you wanted did not come to pass. While receiving a denial at the end of the admissions process can be frustrating, there are many others who have found themselves in similar situations. Here are several articles that provide perspective and advice on dealing with this stressful and sometimes disappointing time:

The College That Rejects You May Do You a Favor

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Early Decision and Early Action: What You Need to Know

If you are a senior in high school, you are most likely in the final stages of narrowing your college apply list. You may have noticed that some colleges offer early action and early decision deadlines. Before you decide on a decision plan, it is important to understand the benefits and disadvantages of early applications. Here are some frequently asked questions about early action and early decision:

What is the difference between early action and early decision?

Early action…

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High School Seniors: Making the Decision, Coping With Disappointment and More!

April is both an exciting and challenging time for high school seniors who are busy evaluating their college options and preparing to make an important decision as they decide where to send their deposit by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1st. The following articles from our blog may help you as you grapple with your choices.

Coming to Terms with Admissions Decisions

If the worst thing in life is not knowing, then the second worst thing might very well be knowing that the…

Is a Women’s College Right for You?

By Margaret Nilson

One often-overlooked option for college-bound women is a women’s college. While some young people may think such schools can be isolated from men and the “real world,” they actually can provide some of the finest undergraduate experiences as well as superior preparation for life after college.

Many of this country’s women’s colleges are associated with coed institutions, therefore addressing the concern about isolation and allowing for cross-enrollment…

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Handling College Admissions Decisions with Friendships Intact

While the frenzy of filling out applications and completing supplemental essays has abated, most seniors are now in the middle of the seemingly interminable wait for admissions decisions. Even under the best circumstances, this wait can be stressful, and rising anxiety can lead to less-than-friendly feelings of competition among students. “Protecting Friendships During the College Admissions Process” offers some excellent tips on what students can to keep tensions…

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