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Help! My Waitlist College Doesn't Want to Hear from me.

Question: I was recently placed on the wait list at all my top choices (Northwestern, Columbia, and Washington University in St. Louis). If a wait list letter requests that I do not submit any additional information, would it be in my best interest to follow instructions rather than sending a letter expressing my great and continued interest in this university?

If college admission folks say that they don't want supplementary information, what they're also saying is, "We're flat out right now and don't have time to process any more mail, including your heartfelt pleas for admission and your pledge of allegiance to our esteemed institution."

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