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How To Deal With College Rejections

Acknowledging The Time

Let’s start by acknowledging that students are currently in a very stressful and anxious time. They have been working on their college applications since last year, and beginning in March, students have been hearing back from the colleges they applied to. On top of managing emotions stemming from admissions, students are required to make a decision that will impact their futures for the next four or more years.

It’s also important to acknowledge that there’s a lot going on in the world, and the personal stresses of college admissions are not helpful. But students, remember this: you are not not alone. There are many students in a similar position, and know Central Valley Scholars is available as a resource to you.

In this short article, we want to share 5 tips on how to deal with college rejections. If you would like more assistance dealing with rejections, or need help on deciding what school to attend, check out our "Picking The Right College" webinar!

Tip #1: Remember You're Not Alone

There are many people around you that are dealing with rejections (whether they're open about it or not). Remember that thousands of other students are also being rejected with you.

Tip #2: Know Your Worth

Don't let rejections define you or your capacity. You will do great things, with or without such university.

Tip #3: Don't Overthink It

It's easier said than done, but try not to overthink your rejections. Process your emotions, but also let yourself move on.

Tip #4: Celebrate Your Acceptances

Make sure to celebrate ALL your acceptances! Every college you are admitted into is a success and you should be so proud of yourself (we are)!

Tip #5: Give Yourself Affirmations

Remind yourself that you are smart, you are talented, and you will be great no matter what school you go to! It may feel a little corny, but telling yourself affirmations really does help.

Need help picking the right college?

Join our upcoming webinar! We are hosting a webinar on April 21 covering understanding your financial aid offers, things to consider when picking a college, and more! Click here for more information and to register.



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