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College Admissions Decisions: Chapter Summary
There's more to getting into college than simply receiving an acceptance or rejection letter. In alternative scenarios, you could get multiple offers or get placed on a waitlist. Explore these topics and more. This chapter includes:
College acceptance notification
Every school has a different process of informing students of their acceptance or rejection status. This notification process, which typically includes approximate response dates and methods of notification, is typically available on the school's website. In addition to this information, this lesson also explains early decisions and deferrals.
Considerations to make before enrolling
This video lesson explores the factors to think about if you receive multiple acceptance letters. Our guidance counselors can provide tips to help you make a final decision.
Receiving the dreaded rejection letter from a college that you've applied to can put on a damper on your college aspirations. Learn about the alternative paths available if you encounter this situation.
Benefits of waitlists
Read about the advantages and disadvantages of choosing to be on a college wait list. Get information about the steps to take while waiting to be accepted.
Ethical standards of college deposits
Discover the meaning of double depositing when considering which schools to attend. This video lesson breaks down the consequences of this action.
1. College Acceptance Letters: Process & Results
Once a student applies to a college, the student must wait for notification of the college's admission decision. This lesson discusses college acceptance letters, including the impact of early decisions and deferrals.
2. Factors to Consider Before Enrolling in a College
Choosing a college is a decision that requires thought and research. In this lesson, discover the factors you should consider when making a decision about which college to attend.
3. Dealing with Rejection or Deferral From a College
Many college applicants are rejected or deferred from their top choices each year. Some colleges simply have many more qualified applicants than available spaces. This lesson explores how students and counselors can deal with rejection or deferral.
4. College Waitlists: Benefits & Steps
Some college applicants find they're neither accepted nor denied. Instead, they've been placed on college waitlists. This lesson explains the usefulness of waitlists, including what steps to take to increase your chances of being accepted.
5. The Ethics of College Deposits
The typical college decision deadline is May 1. Some students delay decision-making by putting down more than one deposit. This lesson discusses the ethics of college deposits, and the use of 'double deposits.'
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