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.
For more admissions-specific reapplication advice, check-out:
- Medical School Reapplicant Advice: 6 Tips for Success
- Take 2—How to Reapply Right to Business School
- Tips for Medical School Reapplicants
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 Accepted.com and co-author of the definitive book on MBA admissions, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.