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Dealing with a College Rejection Letter: What It Means to be Denied

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No matter what anyone tells you, rejection hurts. This includes being denied from a college. Some still send their admissions decisions the old fashion way by mailing a thin envelope with the college rejection letter. Many other colleges have started using technology to communicate admissions decisions by sending an email or allowing students to log …

What Do Colleges Look for From Students?

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Colleges look for more than just grades and test scores. Of course, high school grades and standardized test scores are important. But there’s also your extracurricular activities, your course selection, and some other things we detail below. What else do colleges look for from students? Preparing for college is a lesson best learned backward. Look …