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Our very own Gelyna Price is something of an expert in organization. To be more specific: she is an expert in how to organize a college list.
You may be asking yourself, “The waitlist? My student is a junior! Why would I worry about the waitlist?”
While your application season is still months away, that doesn’t mean your college prep should wait until then. In this article, I’ll discuss the specific reasons why thinking about the waitlist when you student is in 11th grade instead of 12th grade can help you through the process.
Developing your college list is a challenging task. Many students who approach us at Empowerly aim to apply to 6 or 7 (or more) well-selected schools, and spread those across safety, target, and reach colleges. So how do most people create these lists today?
Some students create complicated spreadsheets. Some simply apply to colleges that are easily accessible—schools that are geographically close, or that they’ve heard about from friends. Other students just guess, based on a vague impression.
But there’s a better strategy: one that will help you reduce your stress, find your best-fit campus, and put you on the road to success. Do those benefits sound good to you? Read on.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines HBCUs as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans.” HBCUs have a long legacy of producing successful graduates in all fields, with an active professional alumni network, which is one of the primary draws. In a competitive job market, students know they will have an extensive network within which to search for a job after graduation.