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Congratulations for making it this far in the college admissions process. You will most likely have many good colleges options already or on the way, but if you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, follow as many of these 10 tips as possible. Do not do this for a school you will not attend if you get off the waitlist. Colleges often take kids off waitlists who can afford to pay outright, have special connections, fulfill regional needs, or make a spectacular case. Remember, spots only open if the college has available spaces, and colleges are keeping longer waitlists than ever.

Don’t Wait to Get Off a College Waitlist


A few UC campuses have started sending out freshman admission decisions on a rolling basis, with other campuses soon to follow. Below is a list of admissions decision release dates, by campus, for both freshmen and transfers. Please note that these dates may be subject to change:

2014 University of California Admissions Release Dates and Policies




It's almost time for the holidays, yet we have so much left to do to help students with their college applications, scholarships, and financial aid. Here are some ideas to share with teachers and counselors about how to integrate college readiness with the holidays.

Ten Free Holiday College Readiness Ideas


Welcome back to school. Now more than ever, we need to help counselors and schools prepare our students for college. Join our group of counselors, high school teachers, and others committed to college access with these 10 September College Readiness tips and deadlines for top scholarship for under-represented students.

September College Readiness Tips for Teachers and College Advocates