Reasons Why You Might Have Been Waitlisted

Waiting list status is important for applicants. In fact, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, about one-third of applicants are usually waitlisted. Even if you are one of the lucky ones who is accepted right away, the waitlist process can be nerve-wracking.

There are several reasons why you might have been waitlisted, and these vary from applicant to applicant. Some common reasons include:

– You have many applications

– You submitted all the required materials

– You met the deadline

– You have a high GPA

– You have a high SAT/ACT score

Some things you can do to improve your chances of being admitted include:

– Gather all the required materials

– Request that your application be reconsidered if you are waitlisted

– Contact the admissions office to ask questions

– Meet with an admissions counselor

– Have a high GPA

– Have a high SAT/ACT score

– Submit additional information such as letters of recommendation

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