Schools and Ivy schools at that are hedging their bets on the number of admission offers they make this year is what is being termed so far as the year of financial recovery. Typically schools are pretty clear about the intake number for a particular school year but the unprecedented financial meltdown has resulted in a unique situation where even top ranked schools are not sure of a full roster for the school year.
“We are not confident that the students that have been offered a seat will eventually sign up” seems to be the typical response from many school administrators. With increasing school tuition and spiraling student loan rates and with the economy still slowly on the path to recovery it is but expected that any student will think twice before signing up for a huge college debt.
With Ivy league schools all issuing wait lists on the admission candidate list, the situation is fast becoming desperate for a few students. The common complaint among many students seems to be the nerve wracking wait before knowing if they have made it to a school of their choice. The uncertainty is causing a lot of confusion with people unable to move on to their next option.
It looks like this year will find many schools scrambling to fill vacant spots. It is time for creative advertising and rolling out the best options to potential graduates to lure them into deciding and finalizing a college. Most administrators seem to be hoping that the college you choose this school year will be theirs
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