Colleges admit about 20% of students who choose to remain on waitlists, according to a 2019 report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Keep in mind that these numbers will vary based on the college waitlisting you. With prestigious, harder-to-get-in schools, the numbers can be much lower. For other colleges, it can be much higher.
That’s why it’s important to take charge and follow the steps detailed in this article. You should also prepare for the likelihood of attending another college that accepted you by filling out the paperwork and sending in your deposit.