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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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What should I do if I don't get accepted to my dream school?

Hey there, I'm a junior, and I'm worried about not getting into my dream school. I know it's a competitive process, and I want to be prepared for the possibility of not getting in. What should I do if I don't get accepted to my top choice? How can I make the most of my college experience elsewhere? Thanks for your advice!

8 months ago

Hey! It's great that you're already thinking about the college admissions process and being prepared for different outcomes. If you don't get accepted into your dream school, don't worry – there are plenty of other fantastic colleges out there that could provide an amazing education and experience. First, take some time to process your feelings and remind yourself that this doesn't define your worth or future success. Next, research and explore other colleges and universities that offer similar programs, opportunities, and campus environments as your top choice. You might discover new schools that excite you just as much! Once you accept an offer from another school, keep an open mind and embrace the experience. Get involved in clubs, organizations, or internships that align with your interests and goals. Remember that it's not just about the name or prestige of the college; it's about making the most of your time there and creating valuable connections. Stay positive, and you'll undoubtedly have a rewarding college experience no matter where you end up!

8 months ago

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