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Four Things to Do If Faced With the Waitlist — Or A Rejection

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The college application process can be very competitive, and despite all of your planning and effort, it may happen that you wind up on the waitlist or receive a rejection letter, without an acceptance to any college. This is understandably upsetting, but don't question your self-worth if it happens! To begin with, simply applying to colleges is itself an accomplishment, and this massive undertaking will only ever get easier, should you need to reapply in the future. Plus, sometimes being wait-listed (or even rejected!) can be a blessing in disguise. I'm here to help you find that silver lining.

The first thing to do is realize that you are definitely not alone in this. The second is to list your options (and you have plenty!), so let's start there.

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