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How To Deal With Rejection From Your Dream School

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A lot of high school seniors spend their final years in high school preparing to enter their dream college. However, there is the hard fact that despite all the preparation, there is the possibility of being rejected. What would you do if you are one of those who experienced this rejection?

No matter how devastating the rejection is, it's not the end of the world. Going to one of the best colleges in the country might seem like the only way to success but the truth is, your success in the future is not dependent on the college you went to. In fact, some of the most successful people in the world, including President Obama, has experienced a string of rejections in their lives.

What more, being rejected from your dream college will not be the last time you will experience rejection. So what are you going to do about it? There's nowhere else to go but forward using your setbacks and rejections as stepping stones to become stronger and wiser.

If that is not enough reason for you to feel better and go on with life, consider the research conducted by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute citing the fact that 25 percent of students who apply to their dream college get rejected. That means, if there are 10 million students applying for college, 2.5 million gets rejected reminding you that you are not alone.

Also remember that your rejection is not personal but there are many factors that are involved in the college admission process. It includes geographic diversity and socio-economic status among others. Each college has different requirements in their admission process so there's no way of telling who will get in and who gets rejected.

Instead of dwelling in your pain, get back up and start again because a better opportunity might be just around the corner. Watch the video below about one student's experience in being rejected from her dream college and be encouraged.

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