It’s Not Fair! How to Deal with Dings

It may or may not be fair, but many of you are going to get at least a few rejections. What are you going to do about them?

First and foremost—if you’ve gotten dinged at your top choice school, that doesn’t mean that you’re never going to get in. It doesn’t even mean that you won’t be going to school next year.

And so my first point is: DON’T GIVE UP.

However, you do need to respond constructively. For the Four Reasons for Rejection and tips on how to do exactly that, please see this video.





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For all of you, if you don’t know why you were rejected or would you like expert advice on improving your next application, please consider an application review:

By Linda Abraham, President and Founder of

  •!/profile.php?id=630387082 Robert Barnard

    I think some of the Dings for new applicants sometimes are beyond their control, especially in the very beginning. For example, the vandalism and destruction of practice tests, and assigned papers, is one thing that I can think of quickly. On the many days that my house was broken into and the car vandalized, my practice test scores dropped dramatically, and later the actual tests at the test centers at the university did not show much improvement. I know for a fact this was a direct result from the stress of the criminal acts imposed in the environment, during my studying of that material. Also, when I have prepared my essays months in advance and triple proof read them, and have gone to send it through my current university email account, the delivery of those essays, would dramatically change, or revert to one of my first drafts of those papers! I have taken steps to improve the delivery and secure the environment, but as of yet, I am still fighting an uphill battle, way too close to home. These people are criminal and abusive.