Preparing for College

Can one college acceptance be used to expedite another?

Question: My daughter has been accepted to a college that is a "competitor" of the college that she really wants to get into. Is it appropriate for us to contact the admissions office of the college that she most wants and let them know that she has an offer from somewhere else? We're hoping that maybe it would prompt them to respond more quickly and make her an offer.

It sounds as if you're still waiting for a verdict from your daughter's top-choice college, right? In that case, it would NOT be appropriate for you to use the kind of leverage you propose. College admission officials won't respond well to such strong-arm tactics, and this could work against your child.

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