So, it looks like Cornell is the first place I won't be going.
It hurts. I wanted to go there so badly. I was just talking it up to some professors last night. I want that space of possibility back.
at least ur profs will stop telling u to go there?
Dreaming of the Blue Hawaiian Diner...
I hadn't looked at it that way. I kind of like it.
Hey, we can share our news of rejection, but even if they make the grave mistake of rejecting you...
APPEAL like there's no tommorow. Most colleges will look at them. Send a letter off to the admissions department of why you should be accepted. Include any new transcript reports that are of higher grades.
The UC system doesn't love me, but I'm on the letter writing campaign.
And, as a tip, most colleges are looking to appeal to the gay and lesbian community to diversify student population. I say pull that to your full advantage.
but not for doctoral programs. Admission decisions are made by a committee within the department to which you are applying. There's no appeal process.
But do indeed share stories. Because bitter news is much better shared. Also good news. And you are right, for undergrad admissions, you can and should appeal. Also appeal financial aid decisions -- I went to Barnard four years ago and said, "but Sarah Lawrence is giving me this much. Can you do better?" And they did.
And as my mentor reminded me on the phone just now, you just have to be accepted to one program. Then you can go do your stuff.