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Dealing with rejection from foreign universities

Ms. Kunjal Sakhrani speaks about how to deal with rejection from University abroad. Receiving an offer is of course, joyous. But what if you get a letter of regret instead? It can be upsetting and disappointing, but not the end of the world. Here are some tips to help you get through this stressful period: Always keep your options open: Don’t apply to just one university or to only high ranked universities. Admissions committee do not control your future: Only you can do that! Yes, you may not get admitted to your favorite university, but everything does NOT end there. React in whichever way you feel is right: Talk to someone. Give yourself some time, deal with it and move on!!: Many universities provide an explanation for rejection. It is not necessary that you were rejected because of low grades/scores. It could be as simple as not mentioning important details or not attaching a vital document. Knowing the reason will help in improving your future applications. Some universities may put you on a “waiting list”: This is NOT the same as rejection. Update your profile if possible. Draw attention to anything positive you have done since submitting the application: Admission panels don’t just look at scores, essay, SOP, etc; they also look at a student’s background and whether you are a good fit for the college. Always have a Plan B: You should know what to do in case of a rejection. You can consider studying in India or look for a job here. You can also consider applying again for the next intake with a better profile.