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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