What Now? Rejection after Ivy Day

Recorded Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


The Ivy League's admissions decisions are here — with fewer acceptances than ever before, and over ten times as many students rejected. We understand many of you are not where you'd hope to be right now, and things may seem uncertain, so we'd like to emphasize: this is not the end.

Today at 5:00pm EST, we'll hosting an interactive panel to help you figure out: what now? Our hosts Elias, Shravya, and Hale will be sharing their experiences with the admissions process, as well as giving advice on how to make the most out of your current acceptance list.

Stop by to ask a few questions or stick around the whole hour to get a better sense of how to view rejection in a broader context.

Your host

Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.


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