Top 10 Ridiculous Things Parents Say After College Deferrals or Rejections

As many students learn of their Early Action / Early Decision admissions decisions over the coming days, we figured we’d share with our readers the top ten most ludicrous lines we hear the parents of students who were deferred or denied admission in the Early round say. To be clear, … 

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If You Got Rejected by Almost Every College

Did almost all the colleges you applied to this past year reject you? If so, we encourage you not to read a piece in The New York Times Magazine entitled “Almost All the Colleges I Wanted to Go to Rejected Me. Now What?” by Kwame Anthony Appiah. Because if you … 

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The Ridiculous Assertion That Every College Applicant Faces Rejection

One of the express objectives of our admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by school counselors, by private college counselors, by the press, and, heck, by the local grocer. So when we come across one such misconception being touted, we … 

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The College Rejections Are Coming

“The redcoats are coming! The redcoats are coming!” And by that, we mean to say, “The college rejections are coming! The college rejections are coming!” Do we sound a bit negative? Maybe, but we’re just being factual. When only a small percentage of applicants at every highly selective college in … 

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College Rejection

There is an article on “ABC News’” website today that suggests pointers for students denied by their top college choices. Here is a breakdown of the advice of the psychologists whom “ABC News” interviewed: – “Be realistic.” You weren’t the only person who got rejected. Tons were rejected. It happens … 

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There is Life After Being Rejected

For the class of 2014, Harvard University received 30,489 and accepted 2,110. If you’re one of those 28,379 students who applied and were rejected, you may find some comfort in knowing that Harvard does indeed make mistakes. Take U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA), for example. He was rejected not once … 

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