Saturday, March 26, 2011

What Happens If I Don't Get In ?

Hey everyone!!!!

Today's topic is some people's worst fear...rejection and/or the wait list.  First, let me say that it's not the end of the world.  I have been turned down from schools myself.  I know how you feel and I want to help you get through it.  Forrest Gump said it best, "Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get."  You may not get everything that you want in life, but you have to be brave and try.  If you did not get into the school of your dreams, or you were wait listed, you have two options.
  1. You can cry.
  2. You can take action.  ( I highly recommend this option!!!!)
One thing to remember about the applicant selection process is that it is out of your hands.  As long as you provided the strongest application you could, then it is solely up to the application committee.  Now, does it totally end with them....NO!!!

If you have been placed on a school's wait list, or if you have received a "Thanks, but no thanks" letter, don't give up.  Contact the admissions department of the college or university.  Ask to speak to the admissions counselor that handled your application.  Then, ask what aspects were missing from your application.  Also ask if your application can be re-evaluated.  This means that you are asking them to examine your application one more time.

Also, write a formal letter to members of the admissions committee and explain to them why you belong at their institution.  Describe attributes that you can bring to the campus and also why you should be on their campus in the fall. 

So, you have contacted your admissions counselor, and you have written your formal letter.  Does this mean that the admissions committee will have a change of heart and give you full admission?  Not necessarily, but it does show your determination.

Keep working hard scholars!!

Sydney Y. Rucker

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