You have been working hard all year long, maintaining that amazing GPA, all so that you can get into your dream college. So what happens when your dream school sends you the small envelope? Now you have to choose between all the other colleges you have gotten in to, none of which meet the standard of your dream college. Here are some tips on how to cope with it:
1. Do Not Stress Out About It
Getting a rejection letter is not fun, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world either. Just because you get one or a few rejection letters, doesn’t mean that there isn’t an acceptance letter somewhere in there. We know it is hard to see the small envelope when all we want to see is the big one, but stressing out about it isn’t going to get you an acceptance. The only thing you can do is to think positively about other colleges and make sure that they all have your information and documentation. Getting through the rejection is what makes it all the more rewarding to get the acceptance.
2. Give the other Colleges a Chance – You never know what may surprise you.
There is a reason guidance counselors tell you to apply for more than one college and here is the reason. Just because your dream school rejected your application, doesn’t mean other colleges won’t accept you! Give other schools a chance to surprise you! They might even be a better fit for you. For example, maybe one of the other schools is closer to home or maybe they have a campus by the beach! Either way, just because your dream school said no, doesn’t mean you have worked all year round for nothing, there are plenty more options just waiting to be discovered.
3. If No Other Colleges Meet Your Standards, Transfer!
If giving other colleges a chance doesn’t work out well for you, no problem, you can always spend a semester at one of them and then transfer back into the college you wanted to go to in the first place! By spending a semester at another college ( your second choice) you will be able to experience college life while accumulating credits that can transfer over to your dream college (your first choice) and who knows, maybe you will like it better! If not, there is nothing stopping you from applying to transfer schools.
So if you do see that your answer is no, don’t worry, there are plenty more options for you to choose from. Just remember that it is important not to dwell on the bad, and to focus on the good. Even if your dream school says no, we are sure plenty of other colleges have said yes, so focus on that and focus on choosing the best college from the options that have been presented to you. Don’t worry, you will hear a “Yes, you have been accepted!” soon enough.
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