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What to Do if You’re Waitlisted from Dartmouth

If you just received disappointing news from Dartmouth, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of Regular Decision applicants receive news that they have been waitlisted. Luckily for you, there are some steps you can take to increase your chances of admission.

1. Reconfirm Your Interest in Dartmouth

Start by logging into the Dartmouth Application Portal and selecting “Yes” on the reply form.

2. Remind Yourself: There is More Than One Pathway to Success

We know this is not the news you were hoping for – but it’s still an accomplishment to be waitlisted. (Think how many other applicants were denied admission to Dartmouth altogether!) Moreover, there is no one school, internship, or job that is going to lead you to success. That’s the great thing about life: we’re in the driver’s seat, and there are more roads available to us with every turn.

3. Secure Your Spot at Another Institution

We know this isn’t how you dreamed it, but it’s important to secure your place at a school that did accept you in case you do not make it off the Dartmouth waitlist.

4. Sign Up for a Letter of Interest Consultation with College Essay Advisors

Dartmouth recommends that waitlisted applicants submit a brief letter of interest via the uploader in their applicant portals. At College Essay Advisors, we can help you to draft a letter that succinctly updates admissions on your recent accomplishments and reconfirms your interest in the institution (if you accept me, I will attend!). This letter needs to be concise and compelling in order to give you a leg up on your competition. Luckily for you, we have been helping applicants draft powerful waitlist letters for 20+ years. So, what are you waiting for?! Get in touch to sign up for your Dartmouth Waitlist Letter Consultation, and the team at College Essay Advisors will help you increase your chances of admission.

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State: New Hampshire
Acceptance Rate: 6%
Undergrad Population: 4,555
Tuition: $77,890
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