Getting a rejection from the college/university of your choice is a less talked about but a very real occurrence. In such a scenario students often ask: What do I do now? 

Here are some answers:  

1. Do not give up:

As cliche as it sounds, DO NOT GIVE UP. More than anything else, keeping a positive psychological mindset is a must when applying for colleges. Feeling defeated, giving up and going into a negative mindset can only result in self-pity. However, being in control of your nerves and having a positive attitude can not only help you in dealing with the situation but can also prepare you for looking into backup plans and options

2. Take time to think about a plan B:

One reason why students are asked to apply to not one by at least three or four universities is so that they have a backup plan in case they don’t get into their first choice university. Having options is never harmful, only helpful. 

3. Discuss your options with your guidance counsellor:

One way to go about it is by getting back to your counsellor and discussing all the other options that are available to you. Counsellors are generally more experienced in this field and therefore are aware of the universities you can get into with your current academic profile. Discussing your options with them can not only be stress relieving for you but can also make you feel less defeated by letting you know that you can still apply for your studies abroad.