If you are a college-bound student who has already received decision letters from the colleges to which you applied, be grateful. You get to experience the relief that comes with finding out whether you got in and excitement of planning your future, while some of your peers must continue to wait.

If you are in that "other" group – the wait-listed or deferred – don't be discouraged. There are still some things you can do to move forward in your college-planning process. Check out this post from The Choice, a college blog of the New York Times, for tips and resources for college applicants in limbo:

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/what-to-do-while-on-a-college-wait-list/#