FEAR OF DEFERRAL BLOG SERIES: #2 How to write to admissions after a deferral

FEAR OF DEFERRAL BLOG SERIES: #2 How to write to admissions after a deferral

This is part two in our 2 part series of what to do if you have been deferred or waitlisted from your college of choice. If you’ve been deferred this college admissions season, you may be wondering how to best increase your chances of admission while your application is being reconsidered with the next application pool. If you’ve already called the admissions office as we explained in our first deferral blog, your next step is to write a personalized email. The main purpose of this email is....

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Fear of Deferral Blog Series: #1 Do’s and Don’ts of Calling the Admissions Office

Fear of Deferral Blog Series: #1 Do’s and Don’ts of Calling the Admissions Office

Victoria Berels If you have applied early to one or more colleges, the decision letter you received might not have contained a final decision. Instead of being admitted or denied, you might be notified that you have been "deferred." That means you have not been denied, and that's good news, because it gives you a second chance to be admitted! Your deferred application will be reconsidered in the Regular Decision round of decision making. In some cases this means that you will now be reviewed wi....

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The FAFSA is Live, but Don't Be a Scaredy Cat!

The FAFSA is Live, but Don't Be a Scaredy Cat!

The FAFSA officially opened on October 1st this year, and here at Parros College Planning we cannot stress the importance enough of filling out this application ASAP. DON’T WAIT! Without it, students are not eligible for merit aid or loans. Last year, the FAFSA was launched for the first time in October rather than its typical January 1st date. The FAFSA: What is It? The FAFSA is a form filled out by high seniors and their families that determines how much financial aid a student is eligib....

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The Dreaded “Obstacles” College Application Essay

The Dreaded “Obstacles” College Application Essay

Victoria Berels Not surprisingly, mistakes anywhere on your college applications can hurt your chances of getting into the college of your dreams. It all culminates at the beginning of senior year: After years of getting good grades, good test scores, and participating great outside activities, now is your chance to shine. Are you ready? Do you know how to stand out on a college application when there are thousands of other kids competing for the same spots? In college and later in life, yo....

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