I am a 10th grader in high school and I applied to a prestigious prep school in New England this spring. They were accepting late applications and would then place students on a waiting list. The only way off was attrition, for which they expected at least a few spots to open. The said they would begin reviewing applications on May 1st. I visited and interviewed on the 24th of April, and mailed in my application soon thereafter. Both necessary teachers sent their respective recommendations, and I assumed my application was complete. My mother called, a first time, and left a message saying "If any part of the application is incomplete, please call us back". We waited about 3 weeks, and got no response. We called again last week and got another machine, and left a similar message. Then we called yesterday, and finally got through to someone, who informed us "Your application was not considered because all parts were not in on time, specifically your English teacher recommendation.". We immediately contacted both teachers and confirmed they had sent their parts in, which they had. But the school says they have no more space on their wait-list anyway, and will not review my application even though my teacher faxed, yet another copy, of the recommendation last night. I kind of feel powerless because either USPS messed up, or the filing system at this prep school is severely disorganized. I just wanted some input about anything I could do, or suggestions for the future, in terms of schooling. I was thinking that I could continue at my school now for 11th grade, then apply again to the prep school next year, but to repeat the 11th grade. This would delay my graduating one year, but also give me countless more opportunities in academics and athletics. Any input at all would be great. Thanks.