REJECTED STUDENTS this is information for you!

If you don’t get into the college of your choice, because you were rejected and must take a 2nd or even 3rd choice…..
what do you do? Obviously, you find your best option, realizing that you may want to transfer.

An important reminder—for those schools who wanted you, but you rejected, send them a kind, positive email letting them know that much as you liked them, you found a school more in line with your needs, thank them and leave them feeling positive towards you. You never know when you might want them—should you decide to transfer.

Here’s how to proceed:

For those who chose Early Decision or Early Action Admission--

If you are rejected-- find out why?Ask your Guidance Counselor or College Advisor to call the college/s because you need to know what this college or these colleges feel you are lacking, so you can make the necessary corrections, and enhance your chances when you apply Regular admission.

For those who chose Regular Admission—

If you are rejected by your first choice--you have very few options— Certainly you want to know why,  go to your Guidance or College Advisor and ask them to call and find out why. If nothing materializes, then choose and attend the most desirable school. Then decide after the first 3 months whether you want to stay, leave at the end of your first year or after your 2nd.
It is easier to transfer after your 2nd year(Sophomore) than your first because you have established yourself, made friends, joined clubs, developed relationships with teachers(who will recommend you) and gotten top grades( vitally important).

Equally important, you need to have a significant reason for transferring. Schools are not eager to take someone who simply dislikes her current school and wants out. Find an academic  area of interest at other schools which your current school does not have, or has only limited courses in that discipline. Learn as much as you can about this area of interest at the schools to which you are transferring. What courses are involved, who is teaching them, what’s the professor’s bio—really know your subject and what each school offers, and why it is such an important area for you—how does it fit into your major career choice?

Do visit the school/s to which you want to transfer, try to get interviews—perhaps the dept. head in your area of interest. Then, when you write the essay about why you are transferring from school A, and why  you want to transfer to school B, you have very important, well-thought out reasons to support your transfer.

Good luck.