It’s decision season! We are sure that you have seen the videos of seniors (with their parents) screaming and shouting when they have been accepted into their first-choice colleges.
But for every celebratory online posting, there are thousands of disappointed students (and parents) who are rejected from the same schools. You should not assume that you will be admitted to the Ivies and highly selective colleges just by being a great student with top grades. In the increasingly competitive admissions environment, you need to have a competitive edge.
Getting into Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities and BS/MD programs is fiercely competitive. For 2022, rejection rates for the Ivies demonstrate this:
- Harvard: 96.91%
- Yale: 95.54%
- Columbia: 96.3%
- Dartmouth: 93.76%
- Brown: 95.5%
- UPenn: 95.6%
- Princeton: 96%
- Cornell: 92%
So, what do you do if you are a top student in your high school class and were rejected from your top choice schools that you really wanted to attend? It’s not all over! You should start to think about reapplying for entrance in your sophomore year…NOW! There is still an opportunity to gain acceptance as a reapplicant. College Application Rejected | Transfer to Ivy Leagues | College Transfer Admissions Advisors.
First and foremost, you should continue to maintain your grades because your target (reapplication) schools will be reviewing your entire high school transcript. You should also begin to develop a new summer narrative and plan your freshman year (as a transfer student). You have to develop an improved student profile and narrative as a freshman. Remember, as a reapplicant you will not have the guidance of a school counselor (public school) or college counselor (private school) during this type of admissions process. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!.
We are experienced in working with students from their high school senior year through April of the college year. Last year, we worked with students who were rejected from Ivy League and highly selective college and universities and upon reapplication were accepted. It’s called our SECOND CHANCE strategy!
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