Will Contacting Coaches, Professors Help Me Get Off the Waitlist?


I was just rejected from my first choice, and my second choice has had me on the waitlist since January. I sent them a brief note back in January saying I wanted to remain on the waitlist, but didn't put a lot of effort into it since I was expecting to get into my first choice. So now I REALLY want the second choice. What can I do besides keeping them updated on my accomplishments? Can I contact the professors from my intended major to make connections? Should I reach out to the track coach? I ranked top three at all-county for winter track.

There are lots of articles on College Confidential (and most everywhere else you turn these days) about how to get accepted after landing on a college waitlist. Here's one of those oldies from “The Dean."

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