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Accepted, Waitlisted, or Denied: Making Enrollment Decisions

Daren Worcester
Mar 22, 2024
59 minute video

The anticipation builds for months, and then the admission letters FINALLY start arriving! Whether or not the news is what you were hoping for, one thing is certain: You have decisions to make, and major decisions like these have questions. Watch this presentation to see Susan Mantilla-Goin, dean of enrollment management at Pomfret School (CT), answer common questions families face during the admission-decision phase of the private school application process.

Questions asked include:

  • How does the waitlist process work?
  • What are the chances of being enrolled from the waitlist?
  • Is it worth writing a letter of continued interest?
  • Does applying for financial aid increase the chances of getting waitlisted?
  • Can a student reapply after being waitlisted or denied?
  • How can you help your child deal with the disappointment of being waitlisted or denied?

Featured School: Pomfret School

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Pomfret is a private high school for boarding and day students located in Northeastern Connecticut. In 2023, Pomfret was ranked as one of the top independent schools in the country for its expert faculty, challenging curriculum, competitive athletics, deep human relationships, and stunning hilltop views.

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