Getting a rejection letter from a college can be a difficult blow especially if it was your first-choice school. Why doesn’t the college want you as much as you want to be a student there? You may wonder, “What else could I have done?” The answer – nothing. College admission is competitive and some rejections are part of the process.
Writing a “Reject the Rejection” note for yourself can be a good way to tame your inner thoughts. This is for your eyes only – do not send this letter anywhere. Refer back to it as needed for your own self esteem boost. Here’s a sample to get you started:
I was shocked when I received the rejection letter from [xxxx college]. Then I realized this is blessing in disguise. Now I can pursue other universities like [yyyy – college you plan to attend].
I know [xxxx college] receives applications from more qualified candidates than they can admit. This year I did not make it into the “admitted” category. Unfortunately for you, you did not recognize the reasons I will be successful freshman like…
It’s too bad for [xxxx colllege] that you won’t have me as a student. But the more I think about it, the happier I am that I will be at [yyyy] because…
I can’t wait to get started there.
Enter all your admissions decisions, along with financial aid awards, into the Decisions section so that you can compare your offers.