Opening Your College Letters – Part 2

High School GraduateWhat everyone hopes for is that they will be accepted to every single college they applied to, but many times that’s not what happens. It’s very likely that your growing pile of letters in the coming weeks and months will be filled with some “yes’s” and some “no’s.”

If you get a “no” remind yourself that you applied to more than one school for a reason. There is still a chance other schools will say “yes” and in the end those schools might be a better fit for you anyway! If you are not accepted to any college your life has not ended  even though it might feel that way. You might feel sad, angry, or nervous and that’s OK.

Talking to someone you trust, like a friend, a parent, or a counselor, can help you to think through things and begin to feel better. It also helps to remember that if college is your dream you don’t have to give up on it. There are many schools that offer late application deadlines as well as chances to apply in the spring semester.  There is also the option of taking classes at a community college or a technical school. This can help build your skills to either prepare you to re-apply to a 4-year college next year or to prepare you for a job you love.

What’s most important is that you keep moving forward because you have way too much to offer to let this little bump in the road hold you back! Good luck!

– Lauren