Waitlist Strategies

now what?

The initial reaction to receiving a waitlist decision is usually one of disappointment; after all, you didn’t get admitted. Actually, though, a waitlist decision is a positive step. It means that your application is strong enough to be considered for admission once the school has seen more of its applicant pool and recalibrated space available for the incoming class.

So now the question is, what can you do to leave this limbo behind? Maxx Associates will help you address that question, along with others you may have, such as:

  • What if the school says that you cannot submit anything else?
  • What new information should you share? When and how?
  • Should you exploit an alumna or other connection at the school?
  • Can your interviewer intercede on your behalf?
  • Should you secure additional letters of reference?
  • Can you appeal directly to Admissions?

The main thing to know about the waitlist is that it’s not the end of the road, but merely a step along the way. Because if you’re still on the waitlist, you still have a chance, and you can make the most of that chance.