The Waitlist Rensselaer NY

Waitlisted. Application deferred. You put in your college application and that’s the response you got! Even after you spent hours filling out forms and laboring over the perfect essay! What does it mean, though, and is it a good thing or a bad thing? Read on.

Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
(518) 471-3260
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY
Tuition
$7,355.00
# of Undergrads
27
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Private
Setting
Small city

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Austin's School of Spa Technology
(518) 786-0855
855 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
# of Undergrads
252
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Private
Setting
Small city

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New School of Radio & Television
(518) 438-7682
50 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY
# of Undergrads
91
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Private
Setting
Small city

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Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
(518) 694-7200
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY
Tuition
$22,650.00
# of Undergrads
1091
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Private
Setting
Small city

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Sage College of Albany
(518) 244-2000
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
 
Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY
 
Mildred Elley School
(518) 786-0855
855 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Tuition
$8,976.00
# of Undergrads
439
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Private
Setting
Suburban

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Orlo School of Hair Design & Cosmetology
(518) 459-7832
232 North Allen St
Albany, NY
# of Undergrads
96
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Private
Setting
Small city

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Sage College of Albany
(518) 292-1717
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
Tuition
$19,290.00
# of Undergrads
536
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Setting
Small city

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Maria College of Albany
700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
 
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The Waitlist

The Waitlist

Deferral
The first thing you should know is that there is a difference between a deferral and being placed on a waitlist. If your application gets deferred, it means that you haven’t been accepted yet…but you might be…later. Hmmm…what are you supposed to do with that?! Well, if you applied as an Early Action or Early Decision applicant, your application has basically been converted to a regular application. You’ll be reviewed again during the normal admission season with all the other applicants. However, you’ve also been freed from any obligation to attend their school if accepted, and you can go ahead and apply to other schools as you wish.

If you applied during the regular admission cycle and have been deferred, then the school probably wants more information before they make a final decision — such as senior year final grades or additional test scores. The sooner you can get it to them, the more likely you’ll get a final answer sooner rather than later.

Waitlist
If you’ve been placed on a waitlist, it means that the admission folks are done reviewing your file and that you are on their radar, but it’s more like you’re second string.

Author: Amy Ambler

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