Over the next couple of weeks, college applicants will receive the bulk of their admissions decisions.
A new series of posts from Montgomery Educational Consulting explains, in detail, how to navigate each type of decision, including . . .
- The acceptance letter. Awesome news, yes. However, each one after the first makes your final choice more complicated. You’ll have to navigate the attached financial aid offers as well as the requests for enrollment and housing deposits (if applicable).
- The waitlist. Do you want to stay on it? If so, you should to continue to show interest in the school and send along any new proof of your awesomeness. (It might be tiresome to stay in “applicant mode” while others around you conclude this process, but it’s the best way to maximize your chances of admission.)
- The denial. If you truly have your heart set on a school that denies you, you might consider going elsewhere for a couple of semesters and then submitting a transfer application. Otherwise, your main task is to move on.