I’ve been placed on Waiting List. What should I do?    

 

I’ve been placed on Waiting List. What should I do?
I’ve been placed on Waiting List. What should I do?–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

 

I’ve Been Waitlisted. What Now?

 

In the spring, college applicants begin getting those happy and sad admissions decisions. They tend to begin something like this: “Congratulations! . . .” or, “After careful consideration, we’re sorry to inform you . . .” But what about that third type of notification, the one that is neither acceptance nor rejection? Thousands upon thousands of students find themselves in college admissions limbo after having been placed on a waiting list.

What should you do now? Do you go ahead and put down a deposit at a school where you’ve been accepted, even if your waitlist school is your first choice? Do you simply sit around and wait?

The answers to these questions, of course, vary depending upon your situation and the schools to which you applied. In general, however, you should move forward as if you’ve been rejected. Why? Because the math generally isn’t in your favor

Here’s how waiting list works: All colleges want a full incoming class. Their financial well-being is dependent upon full classrooms and full residence halls. So, when admissions officers send out acceptance letters, they make a conservative estimate of their yield (the percentage of admitted students who will actually enroll). In case the yield falls short of their projections, they need some students on back-up who can fill out the incoming class. These are the students on the waiting list.

Most schools send out a letter asking you if you will accept a position on the waitlist. If you refuse, that’s the end of the story. If you accept, you then wait. How long you wait depends on the school’s enrollment picture. Students have been known to receive acceptances from the waiting list a week before classes start. May and June are more typical notification times.

It’s important that you have a sense of the math, for in most cases the numbers aren’t encouraging. The examples vary widely, from Penn State where 80% of waitlisted students were admitted, to Middlebury College where 0% were offered admission. The norm tends to be in the 10% range, which is why you should move on with other options rather than pin your hopes on the waiting list.

 

 

申请美国本科常见问题

申请美国本科常见问题
申请美国本科常见问题–荣生留学 资讯 2015

 

**美国大学的录取标准是什么?

通常对于本科申请者,Admission Committee 会看中申请者的学习能力、课外活动和个人性格、品德及修养。学习能力的评审指标包括学生的高中成绩、语言成绩、SAT成绩、科研竞赛成果等;课外活动包括个人特长、社区服务、慈善活动、学校社团活动等,主要考察学生的个人造诣、社会责任感、组织融入力和领导能力;个人性格品德主要反映在申请大学所递交的文书材料上, 主要包括推荐信和个人写作。 通过文书材料,Admission Committee会进一步了解申请人的性格品德,思维方式和表达能力。文书材料在录取决定中占有重要比重,因此 务必写的真挚、独特、有深度。

**申请美国大学本科需要提交哪些材料?

不同的大学有不同的要求,一般来讲,高中生申请美国本科需要提供:

填写网上申请信息 (包括 essay和recommendation letters)

网上提交申请费用

高中毕业证/学位证

高中成绩单

SAT或者ACT成绩单

语言成绩单(TOEFL/IELTS)

资金证明

注:从国内本科转学到美国本科一般不需要提供SAT/ACT成绩,但需提交大学成绩单。

**是否所有的美国大学都需要SAT/ACT成绩?

并不是所有的美国大学都需要国际学生提供SAT/ACT成绩,但是TOP Universities 需要此类成绩单以衡量学生的学术能力。

**是否所有美国大学都需要语言成绩单?

一般来讲,申请美国大学的国际学生,学校为了证明学生有足够的语言交流能力能够正常完成学业,都需要学生提供语言成绩。针对没有语言成绩或者成绩不达标的同学,有的学校要求学生在正式修大学课程之前上语言课程 (语言预科),待学生修完语言课程并且通过测试后,再正式开始进入大学学习。

**成绩高低对录取的影响大么?

所有的成绩单都是对学生某一方面能力的反映。招生委员会注重申请者的成绩,但成绩只是决定录取的一个方面,学校同样看重学生的课外活动和个人修养。如果其他两方面非常突出,可以弥补成绩的不足。但是对于美国的TOP 20大学,一般来讲绝大多数申请者的成绩都非常优异,因此成绩不够一定标准学校是不会考虑的;在成绩达标以后,学校会继续考察学生其他方面的素质能力以决定是否录取。

**美国大学何时开学,应该提前多久申请?

美国大学一般春秋两季开学,秋季为九月份,春季为一月份。学生应提前一年开始申请。具体时间要参见每个大学的时间表。

**美国本科给国际学生提供奖学金吗?

这要看每个大学的具体规定。有的大学明确规定没有国际学生奖学金;有的大学设有国际学生奖学金机制,但是竞争激烈;有的大学一旦录取,自动颁发奖学金或者助学金。具体规定应参见申请大学的招生网站。

**就读美国大学的费用高吗?

美国大学的学费不是全美统一的,而是每个大学自行设定的。一般来讲,知名大学比普通大学费用高、私立大学比公立大学费用高。至于在美国的生活费用,要具体看在学校坐落于美国的哪个地理位置。一般来讲:西部和东北部的生活费用要 高于中部和南部。由此可知,美国东北部的TOP私立学校的学费和生活费要远远高于南部普通公立大学的费用,差距可达三倍以上。平均来看,留美一年的费用要在四万美金左右(学费+生活费)。