Getting a rejection letter from a college can be quite a devastating blow. Learning your first choice college does not want you can be heart wrenching. Why doesn’t the college want you as much as you want to be a student there? You wonder, “What more could I have done?” The answer is “nothing”. College Admissions is competitive. Rejections and Acceptances go hand in hand.
Try to ease the blow psychologically by turning the tables and writing a “Reject the Rejection” note for yourself. Tape to your bedroom wall – this is for your eyes only- not to be really sent! Refer back to it as needed. See sample below and write your own sample “Reject the Rejection” note.
I was torn apart when I received my rejection letter from XXXX college. Then I realized this was a blessing in disguise. I am now able to pursue other universities, such as xxxxxx.
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. The college did not recognize the contributions I could make to the campus through my interests in
I am excited I will be able to make contributions at a college such as xxxxx. I plan to take advantage of the following programs on the campus I attend:
I am sorry that it won’t be at XXXX campus, but I know I can still be successful as a student at any of the colleges I have been accepted to.
Enter all your admissions decisions, along with financial aid awards, into the Decisions section.