Second Choices Can Lead to Success
It's easy to be disappointed during college admissions session. With the volume of applications, colleges are turning down qualified applicants in record numbers. Sometimes, that causes pain, especially if a student has his or her heart set on one college. Fortunately, there are enormous benefits to going to any school, and it's up to that (disappointed?) student to make the most of his or her college experience. To do that, the student should get to know professors and reach out to fellow students. He or she should continue with extracurricular activities which will be a way of escaping the academic grind and meeting new people. Sometimes a student who is not at his or her top-choice school can really be an academic star at one of the back-ups. This is good for the transcript and the ego! Finally, no decision is permanent. Transferring is always an option. But students should always give the second-choice school every chance.