May 1st has come and gone and many high school students are still waiting to find out where they will end up in the fall. With colleges increasing the number of students on their waiting list, it may take a while before all of the deposits are counted and students receive official word on their waiting list status.
Last week, NPR published a story on the waiting list saga. It states that there are 10,000 students on waiting lists for the University of California system alone. Some professionals are calling the huge numbers “inhumane” while colleges are saying it is “necessary”.
It seems that the waiting list trend is not going to change anytime soon, so students should be prepared to potentially have to work on their college admissions process well into the summer after graduation. This harsh reality is just one of the recent changes in the college admissions game.