Rejection

Play-Doh for The Soul

If you’re at all in touch with the college admission scene, you’ll know that this is the week when many colleges come out with their decisions for their Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) applicants. The anticipation level reaches its peak this time every year for all those who have submitted their applications to ...

READ MORE »

College Admission Results: A Plan B

This time every year, Regular Decision college admission decisions begin to emerge. Early Decision (ED), ED II, and Early Action results have already been issued. Spring decisions are the most numerous and can cause the most anxiety because of their proximity to the May 1 enrollment deadline. My point in this post is to make ...

READ MORE »

Can I Get Into UC Schools I Didn’t Apply To?

Question: If I apply to one UC and get rejected, will other UC’s accept me even if I did not apply to them? It’s always nice to get good news when you don’t expect it … kind of like winning the lottery when you never even bought a ticket. 😉 But, unfortunately, in this case, ...

READ MORE »

College Spots Are Still Available

How did the college application process go for you this year? Did you get a nice pile of acceptances along with a few disappointments? That’s the usual outcome for the overwhelming majority of high school seniors who applied to college this year and most other years. However, there is a possibility that things might not ...

READ MORE »

Regarding Thin Envelopes

The dust has pretty much settled on this year’s college admissions season. Of course, there are still some “rolling” admissions schools out there who never seem to establish a hard application deadline, plus there are always those schools who need to fill more spaces in their dorms when they don’t accomplish needed enrollment goals. Those ...

READ MORE »

Higher SAT’s now. Can I reapply to a school that said no?

Question: I was denied for the fall term due to my low SAT scores. Am I allowed to reapply if I get better scores? The college has rolling admissions. Officially you cannot reapply to a college that has already rejected you outright, even if it’s a rolling-admissions school. But … if your new test scores ...

READ MORE »

Can I Apply ED II After ED I Rejection?

Question: If I get rejected by my Early Decision I school in mid-December, am I allowed to apply to a different a school via Early Decision II in January? Thank you for your help. Yes, if you have been denied in the ED I round, you are free to apply to an ED II college. ...

READ MORE »

Summer Acceptance for Rejected Applicant?

Question: I’ve heard that if you are denied by a university but call them toward the end of summer (late July to early August), spots often open up, and they may review your application again, even though the waitlist has been closed. Is this true? The university I’m specifically referring to is Notre Dame, which ...

READ MORE »

The May 1 College Decision Looms

High school seniors: Have you made you college enrollment decision yet? If not, you’ve got just over a week. May 1 is the almost universal response deadline for agreeing to attend a certain college. Some of you most fortunate applicants are sitting on a pile of attractive acceptances. Your decision will likely be more difficult ...

READ MORE »

Big Loans, Safety School, or Gap Year?

Question: I didn’t get into the college of my dreams — shocking, I know. My dilemma is that I’m stuck between a rock, a hard place, and then something else insanely difficult, as well. I currently have three options for next year: 1. I was accepted to Virginia Tech. Not my first choice or a ...

READ MORE »