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What can I do if denied private school admission?

Last updated: 
January 18, 2024

The good news if you don’t receive an acceptance on the first round of applications is that the number of schools offering rolling admissions, or a second application review period, is on the rise. By late April, the Still Accepting Applications feature on our school search will begin populating with new schools with open seats for the upcoming school year.

When asked, some schools may provide feedback on your application. This conversation can help you understand the type of schools that might be a better fit—the admission officer may even recommend good-fit schools. It never hurts to ask your admission contact for feedback—just know that the decision period is a busy time for them, so they may not be able to respond immediately.

Learn more: If I was denied admission, can I apply again next year?

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