Monthly Newsletter April 2016

Welcome to the Achieve Admissions monthly newsletter! Interesting articles, posts and insights collected over the past month to help you keep up with what's happening in the world of college admissions. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested. In the News He’s accepted to college, but we can’t afford it: Playing financial merit aid roulette Merit aid roulette is not random luck Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say 12 is the new 3. Students used to apply to 3 colleges, now it's 12... or more March Madness win brings college admissions windfall Everyone loves a winner Articles and Posts Why A

So you were wait-listed at your dream college. Now what?

So you were wait-listed at your dream college. What now? If it's still your top choice, accept a spot on the wait list. You have to take action, it won't happen automatically. Then write a letter letting the school know that it is your first choice and why. Telling the school you will attend if accepted is important as colleges care about their “yield” and don’t want to waste a bullet. If you don't have a clear choice, you can stay on multiple wait lists and see how it plays out, but you should only play the "if you accept me I will attend" card with one school. Keep the college updated on any new developments such as grades, awards or achievements. But keep it to meaningful developments,

Two Interesting Articles on College Admissions

In the spirit of the day ;-) here's a tongue-in-cheek article from the NY Times about selective college admissions: College Admissions Shocker! And here’s one that’s not an April Fool’s joke: Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

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