Are You on the Waitlist at Your Dream College? Here’s What You Should Do

Are You on the Waitlist at Your Dream College? Here’s What You Should Do

"As applications to top schools continue to climb, students are increasingly relegated to waitlists. Colleges ostensibly use waitlists to fill spots that open up when admitted students decline to attend. But the lists have ballooned so much — some are even bigger than the size of a college’s incoming class — that college counselors have grown skeptical of their usefulness."Anna spoke with MarketWatch recently for a piece about waitlists at selective colleges. Read the rest of the piece here

Talking vs. Doing: Tough Love for Procrastinators

Talking vs. Doing: Tough Love for Procrastinators

An important reminder this time of year for all the law school procrastinators out there: Talking about doing something is much easier than actually doing it.

If you've been talking about your applications since September but are only now getting around to writing your first drafts, or you're on draft #27 of an essay you could have submitted weeks ago, that's a sign that you're looking for excuses not to finish your essay and send it out.

Law School Waitlists and LOCIs

Law School Waitlists and LOCIs

Schools keep very deep waitlists. The odds of getting an offer from one of them are slim. Do prepare mentally to attend the school where you have already put down your deposit, or make other plans altogether. (You do not have to go to law school.) But don't let law schools string you along and mess with your head all summer like a bad ex. Manage your expectations.