Have You Found Yourself Without A Private School Acceptance? Here’s What You Should Do!

Admission decision day doesn’t always yield exactly what every student and family hoped for.

If you’ve found yourself without a private school acceptance, you need to assess what happened; perhaps you overreached, or didn’t understand a piece of the private school admission process?

I suggest you begin rebuilding your private school admission process and its foundation, by taking our course A Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child Accepted to their Best Private School.

Our course, and its guidance, can help you get a handle on the private school admission process; its moving pieces; and, help you build a successful private school admission process.

If your admission process yielded what I call ‘partial decisions’, you have some thinking and homework to do, and the video above should help.


If your child has been waitlisted at a school that you think fits him/her well, you’ll need to decide if you want to pursue possible admission via the waiting list. Keep in mind, admission from the waitlist isn’t guaranteed.

Your best decision might be to choose a school to which your child has been fully accepted.

Deferred Admission

If a school deferred their decision on your child’s admission, you need to talk with the school to find out why and what additional information the school needs to make a decision and what the likelihood of admission might be.

Again, your best decision might be to choose a school to which your child has been fully accepted.

Financial Aid Regarding Waitlist and Deferral Situations

Financial aid at this time of year is on an availability and case-by-case basis. You’ll need to talk with each school about if, and how, financial aid awards fit with waiting list and deferred admission.

If your child received acceptance last week to one, two, or three good fitting schools with a sound financial aid package, congratulations. You’re on your way.

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Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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