How to Lose Your College Acceptance

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Student, Flathead High School

You made the cut, so now you're home free--right? (Spoiler: wrong) read more

College Rejection, College Acceptance: Lessons From My Admission Journey

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Student, Occidental College

Everyone's college admission journey is different. For Naomi, it was a tough road. She felt the sting of college rejection . . . a few times. Here, she tells the story of how she survived it and the lessons she learned along the way. read more

What to Do When You Don't Get Accepted to Your Top-Choice School

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Varsity Tutors Contributing Writer

In a perfect world, your college search will end with a big, fat envelope, signaling you've been accepted to your top school. But what if you don't get in? What next? read more

The Lucky 6.7%

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Author, Getting Over Not Getting In

In this excerpt from her book Getting Over Not Getting In, Allison Singh gives dejected students some perspective. It's a good piece of advice to keep on hand, should your son or daughter receive that dreaded thin envelope . . . read more

Getting Over the Heartbreak of a College Rejection Letter

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Author, Getting Over Not Getting In

A college rejection can make you feel like an unlucky contestant on The Bachelor--courted by what seemed like the perfect match, only to be sent home, bawling in the back of a limo. What can you do to get over it? read more