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What Happens if You are Not Accepted Early Decision

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

How to Cope and What Happens Next

Unfortunately, everyone has to deal with rejection from time to time. It can initially feel devastating for students who do not gain admission to the university they applied to via Early Decision, but with time, it is possible to cope and make the best of it.

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How to Deal with Admission Decision Envy

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Focus on Personal Accomplishments Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

All across the country, students who applied in the regular round are anxiously awaiting emails detailing their college application outcome. While rejection can always be difficult to deal with, it can seem particularly challenging when a friend or classmate gains admission to your top-choice school. Admission decision envy can cast a shadow over an otherwise successful college admissions process, but there are ways to deal.

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How to Cope with Every Kind of Admissions Decision

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 @ 10:50 AM

How to Feel Your Best When Admission Decision Time Comes 

For students who applied to colleges in the regular round, March and April can feel like an emotional roller coaster. Between waiting for admissions decisions, receiving a verdict from each school on your best fit list, and deciding where to enroll, the spring season marks a major milestone for many high school seniors.

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What If I Get Rejected From My Top-Choice College?

By IvyWise on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 01:46 PM

Here’s What to Do If You Were Rejected From Your Top-Choice College

As colleges begin notifying applicants of their regular admission decisions, many students, especially those who applied to highly-selective universities with notoriously low admit rates, will be faced with their worst-case scenario: a rejection from their top-choice college. Receiving a rejection from a top-choice college can be crushing to students, but it’s not the end of the world.

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Should I Appeal My College Admission Decision?

By Catherine DiMarzo on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 03:06 PM

In Some Cases It Is Possible to Appeal a Rejection But It's Rarely Successful


You were denied admission to your top-choice college. Now what? Most students and parents accept the bad news and move on, while others want to know why. In some cases it is possbile to appeal your admission decision, and every year many students take advantage of it. Success stories are few and far between, but overturning an admission decision is not impossible. There is anecdotal evidence that appeals can be successful. So the question remains – should you appeal your admission decision?

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Admission Decisions: What to Do If You're Accepted, Rejected, or Waitlisted

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Students Should Prepare For All Admission Outcomes, Know What to Do Once They Receive Decisions

A majority of admission decisions are expected to be released this month, with Washington University – St. Louis, University of Chicago, MIT, and Georgia Tech releasing decisions as early as this week. For applicants, this time period represents the culmination of many months and years of hard work – they’ll find out whether or not their top-choice colleges have accepted them. What many students fail to prepare for, though, is what happens after their decisions come in, no matter the outcome.
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