On a wait list? It doesn’t look good.


The College Journal (the college section of the Wall Street Journal) reports that colleges are admitting fewer students from their wait lists.

“A number of selective schools say they are taking very few — if any — students from the wait list this year. Harvard University says it will likely take only between five and 10 students, down from the 28 it admitted last year. Georgetown University says it is only taking about 10 students, down from about 70 last year. Others, including Princeton University and Ohio State University, aren’t taking any.”

From what I understand universities are getting more applications then ever before.  I suggest you apply to 5 or 6 schools.  Take advantage of any early acceptance program for you top two schools.  Applying to one school and hoping for the best (what I did) isn’t suited for today’s enviroment.

[tags]Wall Street Journal, college admission[/tags]

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