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28 March 2008 @ 07:47 am
A little story  
Alright, so a few weeks ago, I heard back for the first time from a college-- University of San Diego. They rejected me. I casually mentioned it to a friend, who was like, "Whattt?? I applied to USD and haven't heard back!" and then, about a week later, she was accepted and offered a $70 grand scholarship.

So. If anyone has heard from Mount Holyoke or Pomona College and I haven't, I assume I haven't been rejected. Anyone?

I am thus far 0 for 5, which is sort of mind-numbing. I mean, I really thought I would get in places. I live for school. I'm my school's ASB President, I'm the president of the environmental club, I do AP classes, I have the second-highest amount of community service house in the entire school (soon to be the highest), my letters of recommendation were phenomenal...how? It can't just be bad luck. You hear people say "oh, colleges are so unpredictable" and five colleges are not collectively unpredictable.

It feels like an incredible waste of my high school career.

propuhganda on March 28th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
wow.. that's really unbelievable. i'm sorry :( how are your grades? does asb stand for associated student body? sometimes schools reject students who are overqualified..
Emily!queen_emily on March 28th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
My grades are okay. I had a mental breakdown sophomore year and ended up with a 0.98, but then I did Outward Bound and turned my life around and wrote all my essays on that.

Yeah, ASB is associated student body. I have five million extracurriculars. Fuck.

Maybe I'll call the colleges and find out why.
emotional-chicaemotional_chica on March 28th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
That should be taken into consideration, then. Good luck to you!♥
propuhganda on March 28th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
i'm sure you could get an explanation; at least your counselor for scripps (http://www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/admission-counselor.php) could give you info.
princeton review has a list of "admissions factors" for schools, too. this is scripps':
rather be a comma than a full stop: MAYU&MIO ☣ i don't belong herecontinuing on March 28th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Same here. I've been rejected from all schools, and waiting on two... CSULA and CSU Monterey Bay, whom asked for my transcripts but didn't give me an answer while accepting other people... or something.

But god, I feel your pain. I've taken tons of AP classes, have decent grades (save for some flop ups... kind of like what you said in one of your above comments) and it's just really depressing now. I don't want to stay home and go to a community college for two years and transfer, not when all my friends are getting in to places...
a_sailors_grave: andrew raycrofta_sailors_grave on April 12th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
Admissions aren't always based on having the "best grades" and being involved in the most EC's. Colleges get thousands of qualified, or even overqualified, students each year. They can't accept everyone, so certain things they have to go by are your essays, alumni/ae relations, sometimes even minority status. Yeah, it's not fair, but more often than not colleges know if you'll fit in well there and if the college will fit you.