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College Rejection Letters

Why Being Rejected By Your Dream School Isn't The End Of The World

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.23.2014 | College

Everyone's had nightmares about that classic thin envelope. It's something you dread from the time college is a mere blip on your radar, to the moment...

What's The Point Of High School, Anyway?

Sanah Imran | Posted 06.16.2014 | Teen
Sanah Imran

Well, not really. I'm still a senior in high school, but I have finally gotten off the roller coaster of applying to college that I boarded as an apprehensive, but ambitious, junior. But, having finished this process, I find that I have more questions than answers.

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Get Off The Waitlist

Jessica Yang | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Jessica Yang

A year ago, if you told me that I'd be satisfied with where I was, I wouldn't believe you. I had gotten rejected from two schools on the same day and the only relatively redeeming quality to that day was that I was waitlisted to another.

5 Important Things To Remember When You're Rejected

Madonna Matta | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

Remember the dreaded thin letter is simply a thin letter. This piece of paper says nothing about your worth, creativity or potential.

Why I Framed My College Rejection Letter

Marc Rinosa | Posted 05.29.2013 | Teen
Marc Rinosa

I'm not going to graduate as the valedictorian or the salutatorian of my class. Heck, I'm not even graduating in the top 20 percent of my class. But to me, just being able to walk the stage, take that diploma, and leave as a high school graduate -- that is success to me.

Hey, It's OK If You Didn't Get Into Your Dream School

Posted 04.01.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

Three College Admission Trends That Are Only Getting Bigger

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

The college application process is certainly starting sooner, but there are very few reasons to apply to a college in the summer, and many good reasons not to do so.

Taking Charge of College Admission Stress

Tamar Chansky | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Does college admission have to be this brutal process of feeling that your whole entire future (or your child's entire future) rests on a single letter?

5 Ways To Stop Stressing Over College Acceptances (Hint: Stop Refreshing Your Email)

| Tricia Taormina | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

It's been weeks since you turned in your college applications, meaning chances are you're stressing out again. No matter how drawn-out your wait to he...

'Getting Rejected From Your Dream School Can Be A Good Thing -- Seriously'

The Washington Post | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home

There are only so many ways that a school can say that you aren’t worthy to attend, and rejection letters seem to follow a similar style. Some of...

It's Not Just The Holidays For High School Seniors

Sydney Sadick | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Sydney Sadick

As a high school senior in the midst of applying to college, the two words that have been on my mind are "accepted" and "rejected." The reality is that rejection is a large part of life.

Why Not Getting Into Your First-Choice School Isn't The Apocalypse

| Nikki Fig | Posted 06.04.2011 | College

You've done your research, bought the sweatshirt and envisioned yourself waltzing across the campus dozens of times. And then it arrives: the dreaded ... Expert Network: The Dreaded College Rejection Letter, What Can You Do?

Unigo | Posted 05.28.2011 | College

High school seniors across the country will be receiving their college admissions letters this week, and with the dramatic increase in the number of applications this year many can expect to get the dreaded "thin envelope."

Can Facebook Posts Get Students Rejected From College?

Unigo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Unigo Expert Network is a group of top education experts from across the U.S. answering questions submitted by students and parents about college admissions and succeeding after high school.

College Rejection Letters: The Best, The Worst, The Cruelest, The Kindest

Wall Street Journal | SUE SHELLENBARGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Members of this year's record-size high-school graduating class applied to more colleges than ever -- and now, that's resulting in a heavier than usua...

Wall Of College Rejection Letters: How Kids Cope | Peter Schworm | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

High school seniors everywhere have traditionally posted their rejection letters as an act of collective defiance against the high-pressure and hyperc...