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College Rejection

Rejection Is Good For You

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

What I did not realize, as I started down the long hard road to finding an agent and attempting to sell my writing, was how much these rejections would help me in other aspects of my life

What Johns Hopkins Taught Me About Rejection

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Everyone has heard this time and time again but it really is true, life does goes on. Despite the rejection these students and even we as people are faced with life keeps going. There is no pause button on life just because you are hurt, disappointed or heartbroken.

10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

The Bright Side Of Getting Rejected From College

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

As college admissions grow increasingly selective, more and more high school students face more than just rejection letters from their dream schools. ...

6 Reasons I'm REALLY Happy I Didn't Get Into An Ivy League

Tatiana Lanteigne | Posted 06.26.2014 | Teen
Tatiana Lanteigne

Although Ivies can get you great connections and opportunities, college does not define a person.

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...

Either Way, I Get to Eat Cake

Brandon Williams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

My mind is on other things: Who will Frank Underwood target next? Will there be a Frozen 2 (the first one was AMAZING)? But most importantly, my mind has been revolved around one thing: college decisions.

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 Seniors Need To Stop Asking 'What If?'

Rosana Maximo | Posted 06.14.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

I believe it is the second worst thing about the application process, because a rejection can make you doubt yourself, your future and brings about the "what ifs." What if I did better on the SAT's? What if I took on more APs? What if I did more extracurricular activities?

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.

7 Ways To Get Your Kid Over Their College Rejection

Julie Fingersh | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Parents, you're up. You've got before you one of the most powerful teachable moments ever. And even if you think your teen would rather skin themselves alive than have this conversation with you, just know that you are singularly qualified to help them grieve, reframe and move forward.

You Got Rejected From Your Dream School: Now What?

| Posted 03.20.2014 | Teen

By Brooke Robbins Rejection is never fun -- particularly when the college you’ve been rejected by has been your dream school for years. But as ti...

The Waiting Game

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Each year, high school seniors spend the month of March in a nail-biting, gut-churning, adrenaline-fueled state of anticipation. Here are some things to keep in mind if you receive a denial letter from your first pick college.

The Bright Side Of Getting Rejected

Stephanie Orozco | Posted 03.17.2014 | Teen
Stephanie Orozco

There is no need to give up now; I have learned so much from this sometimes stressful period in my life, and I greatly encourage other seniors to do the same. Graduation may be over four months away, but June comes around sooner than expected.

Why Admissions Officers Are Smarter Than You Think

Nya Marie | Posted 09.07.2013 | Teen
Nya Marie

After four years of choosing the right classes, joining the right teams, trying to get leadership positions, waking up early on Saturday mornings to do community service and finally opening up the email that holds the decision, it's all over.

How To Get Your College Admission Rescinded

| Posted 06.18.2013 | Teen

By Lauren Paylor After working hard for four years of high school, taking the SAT, completing who knows how many applications, and finally receivin...

College Rejection Therapy

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Alexa Bits, Marisa Spieg...

How I Knew I Chose The Perfect College For Me

Anangie Martinez | Posted 07.15.2013 | Teen
Anangie Martinez

Everyone on campus waved to one another and most of the students knew each other. At a big school, it would be difficult to get to know everyone in my graduating class. But Williams felt like a family.

10 Ways To Recover From College Rejection

| Posted 04.30.2013 | Teen

By Kelsey Damassa "It'll be okay." "It's not the worst thing that could happen." "It just wasn’t meant to be." While family, friends, and relativ...

Some Final Advice Before You Matriculate!

Edward Yaeger | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Edward Yaeger

Where you spend four to five years of your young adult life and upwards of $200,000 is your decision -- it should matter only to you, regardless of what others, including those in the $20 billion education industry, purport.

It's College Admissions Decision Time: Are Parents Prepared?

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Hilary Levey Friedman

Thousands of parents spent March biting their nails wondering if their children would be admitted to their first choice university. And now that the fat and thin envelopes have been sent, the worry isn't over.

To All the Colleges That May Never Get a Chance to Reject Me: From the Poor Black Kid With Two Moms

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 06.17.2013 | College
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

If I had been an upper middle-class, able-bodied, U.S. born white girl with heterosexual parents, perhaps I would not dread going to my classes that are filled with bullies and racial microaggressions, and I would be able to fully concentrate on my studies.

The 4 Stages Of Rejection

Emily Truong | Posted 06.15.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

Unlike choosing between spending two hours on painful calculus problems and watching The Vampire Diaries, this decision will be incredibly, unbelievably difficult. But wherever I go, I will be happy -- even if it's not Yale or Columbia.

Stop Complaining About The Colleges That Rejected You

Sam Lyons | Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen
Sam Lyons

"How could a normal kid like you get into college? After all, you don't have diversity, a fake charity, a tiger mom, or any of the other things that Weiss talked about!" The answer, my friends, is simple. Suzy Lee Weiss is wrong about colleges.