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Author: Stacey Brook

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Stacey is a writer, admissions expert and the Founder and Chief Advisor of College Essay Advisors, an education company that offers online courses and in-person college essay advising to students around the world. Stacey has over a decade’s worth of experience and teaches the Supplemental Essay Writing course at nytEducation: The School of The New York Times. She has helped over 1,000 students build lifelong writing skills while crafting compelling and effective admissions essays.

Posted April 25, 2016, 9 a.m. by Stacey Brook | View Comments
4 Strategies to Get Off the Waitlist for Students Who Hate Waiting

I wish I could say I was a patient person, but the truth is, like everyone else in our culture of instant gratification, I want that YouTube unboxing video to load in seconds, my Chinese food to arrive 10 minutes after I order it and the results of my hard work to pay off immediately (yay blogging!). So when my students come to me brandishing college admission wait-list letters and expressions of frustration, I truly understand their pain. “I feel you,” I say to them while peeking out the window for the 40th time to check on the arrival of ...