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Managing Expectations for A College Waitlist

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You've put your all into your college applications, but the school you really had your eye on sends you back one word: “Maybe." Okay, they probably sent more than a single-word response when you end up on the waitlist, but the message still feels the same. You might be wondering, “Why wasn't I good enough?" And while that's a totally normal reaction, I urge you to not view it that way — you are plenty good enough, and that's why you're on the waitlist! It's not that you're not qualified so much as it is that the school received too many qualified candidates. It may seem personal to you right now, but while it may be hard, I urge you to put those feelings aside and face your waitlist status logically.

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