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Facing College Rejection


The New York Times Motherlode Blog carried a good commentary the other day about receiving rejection letters.

This is  stressful time.  But it’s important never to take rejection personally. Often students are rejected primarily because they do not fit what the college is seeking.

Thus all the more reason to take great care in choosing the colleges to which to apply.  The more careful you are in selecting colleges that fit you best, the less likely they will reject you.

College admissions officers with round holes to fill will reject the square pegs.  Better to take your time identifying the square peg schools, as your rate of success will likely be better among that group.

Mark Montgomery
Independent College Consultant


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