- What to do if you didn't get in
Not everyone gets into their dream school. It's an uncomfortable fact. But college is still an option, even if the pipedream turned you down.
Reconsider the schools that did accept you. There's something to say for attending a school that chose you.
Look for schools with rolling admission. The National Association for College Admission Counseling runs a list of colleges that still have openings. The Space Availability Survey is up in early May.
Consider attending a community college. They are less expensive and can often offer a more personalized education.
Or think about taking a year off. Take some time to think about career options, travel, volunteer or find a program for young adults in your area. This might make you more attractive to your college of choice, or change your mind about your future.
— Source: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00 am
Hang around at Lodi or Tokay high schools this week and you'll see some seniors with big smiles on their faces. Others will look crestfallen. Last week, many Ivy League universities along with several campuses in the University of California system released their admissions decisions.
Seth Yund, 17, spent Thursday afternoon in anxiety. He was waiting to hear from UC Berkeley and Claremont McKenna College. But the mail had come and gone. It would be late in the evening before he got the news.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00 am.