What should you do if you are waitlisted?

So you have been waitlisted for your favourite business school? There is no reason to feel dejected. On the contrary, you should feel happy that your preferred school continues to show interest in you. This means that you are qualified to become a member of the school. Don’t think the other candidates in the ‘Admitted’ list are better than you. These small group of candidates were selected based on a few subjective factors. The important thing is that you are not far off from that radar.

In case you have been waitlisted, maintain your composure. Don’t send multiple emails to schools or call them every other day. Most schools provide instructions to waitlisted candidates on the future course of action. Follow those instructions very strictly. Many schools also assign a Waitlist advisor who will offer advice to improve your application.

Many schools ask you to provide updates to your application or even suggest ways to improve your candidacy. They make ask you to retake the GMAT, pursue additional coursework or clarification on the essay. If you are interested in the particular school, do everything you can to improve your admission chances and signal your interest to the admissions committee.

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You can also write an email indicating your interest in the program. You can also provide other useful updates such as a promotion or a new project that you have handled. Proactive steps will definitely leave a mark on the admissions committee.

When you are in this state of limbo, it is very easy to become restless and lose hope. However, maintain your professionalism and trust the process. Remember that many students are admitted from the waitlist every year. A little patience, and you may just hit the mark at your preferred business school.

Also read: http: 5 Steps To Get Off the Waitlist

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