Being not admitted to the University of your Dream is emotional. The rejection sent in any form; via mail, portal or by post hurts you equally. We suddenly start to feel more emotional. We start making plans of working in an ice cream joint, or a counter boy at a fast food chain. Relax guys, you are going too far. Just take a deep breath. You can take one more.
We know the line ‘WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN REJECTED’ is constantly revolving around your mind since the day you have read it. Rejection from the university is painful and it’s even more painful if you are not used to failure. But things do not end here. Sometimes a rejection can also be a blessing in disguise. You may get better options and end up being happier than ever. Just focus, your aim was to pursue higher studies and you are going to achieve it.
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Head up and let’s start if over again.
Many universities send you the reason for the rejection. It can be like incomplete form, not submission of certain documents, high cut off. Trace the reason and start short listing the universities again. This time, be careful while applying to the university. Short list universities which suit your profile. You can take help from our advisors.
Parents go through the same situation as their children. They have seen all the ups and downs of their children’s life. They want their Child to be secured and sometimes they often go beyond what they can do for their assured future. A rejection will affect all the parents with the same intensity. But the key point is helping your child to identify the silver lining from the situation. Your child needs you the most right now. So here is something you can do to help your child
You should not take this rejection personally. The universities get so many applications that even the brightest students get rejected. A Principal of a prime institution said that it’s even harder for them to reject such good profiles but the university go lack of seats to accommodate this great number of students. There are lot more opportunities where your student can stand.
Your child will most probably have other plans already if he does not get an admission in the university. They can be applying to other universities, accepting other offer letter or search for work. Encourage them to put those plans into effect. Sometimes it may happen that he will not have anything then you can help him to make a planB.
One should see the positive side of everything. Be generous of the things which you and your ward got during this process. The experiences surely count. Accept everything as soon as possible and act for future. There is no meaning to brood upon bygones.
After rejection, your ward may run low and feel less focused on everything else. This thing may reflect in his upcoming test. Try to bring his confidence back. Because it is no point shedding tears over the past and ruining the present. Everything should be focused on now what? Just because he was not admitted to one university does not make him not worthy for everything.
Hope this article was helpful to you.
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