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(Re-air) Episode 36: You Got Your Acceptance Letter — Now What?

April 3, 2023

You researched every fact and figure about your choice institutions, wrote and rewrote the perfect admissions essay, and connected with everyone from current students to admissions counselors — all in hopes of receiving that life-changing notification that says, “Congratulations! You’ve been admitted.”

Well done! You should be quite proud. But after the confetti settles to the floor, there's still work to be done.

Receiving an acceptance letter on Decision Day is far from the end of the process. Amid the excitement, celebration and relief are numerous decisions to make and actions to take to secure your spot in the incoming class. In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we'll cover what lies ahead after you've been admitted.

How long do you have to make that final decision? How do you officially enroll? And what tips can you use to decide which of the schools you've been admitted to is ultimately right for you?

Our guests are Becca Haupt Aldredge and Lauren Furman, who both serve as senior assistant directors of admissions.

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