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When Will Brown Notify Waitlisted Students?

Question: My daughter is still waiting and wishing for good news from Brown. We will be leaving for China in two weeks. When will my daughter receive a final word from Brown so that she will be at peace with her plans and can relax on vacation?

Waitlist practices vary from college to college ... and from year to year. But, often, by the end of June, many colleges will notify waitlisted students and tell them that their waitlist "action" has concluded and they will no longer be admitting new students. Sometimes, however, colleges will ask a small and select group of candidates if they wish to keep waiting through the summer, in case there are last-minute vacancies in the freshman class. So if your daughter receives such a query and she would like to keep hanging on, she should say so.

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