Getting deferred or waitlisted by a college or University

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Getting deferred or waitlisted by a college or University

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If your child is deferred or wait listed, there is something that he or she can do. There is something that you can do as a parent. Deferred means they applied early action or early decision and that the college needs additional information before they can make a decision. And usually that information is good grades or evidence of leadership or perhaps working on a research project. Colleges love research projects. So if you know someone, if your sister in law is a professor somewhere is working on genomes, that sounds great. And then your child can write an email saying I have been working on genomes since you have deferred me. I am really looking forward to using my grades. I am getting an A in Calculus from the toughest grader in the school. Waitlisted is another story. That means that your child has applied regular decision and that they ended up not getting accepted but not getting rejected, and they are in a horrible limbo. And that is when you have to pull out all stops. Maybe get a letter of recommendation from someone who knows your child who is important and maybe take a trip back to the school and speak to the development people or to a professor to let them know that it is really and truly your child´s first choice because colleges are concerned about yield.
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JD Rothman, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions, started her popular satirical blog TheNeuroticParent.com while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. She frequently appears on panels with admission officers, and blogs about the insanity of the college process for the Huffington Post. A former instructor of remedial freshman composition, Rothman's day job is as an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist, but she also has a famous blog satirizing the college admissions process, www.theneuroticparent.com. In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions." She grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband live in their emptying nest. She prepared for none of her careers in college.

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