Ch 6: College Admissions Decisions

About This Chapter

Receive guidance on what to do while waiting on a college admission decision and what factors to consider after receiving a notification. After viewing the brief video lessons, you'll be able to make an informed decision about your college experience.

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.

Handling rejection

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: College Admissions Decisions
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College Acceptance Letters: Process & Results

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.

Factors to Consider Before Enrolling in a College

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.

Dealing with Rejection or Deferral From a College

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.

College Waitlists: Benefits & Steps

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.

The Ethics of College Deposits

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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