Montgomery Educational Consulting Provides Coping Strategies for Students Who Were Denied Early Admission to Colleges

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Montgomery Educational Consulting, a college counseling firm with offices in Colorado and New Jersey, offers tips for students who applied early to college and were not admitted.

The most important thing for students to keep in mind is that a denial from a college is not personal.

By late December, most colleges' early decision and early action admissions decisions have been communicated to students. Students who were admitted may still be glowing with excitement, while those who were denied likely are feeling very disappointed.

In a recent article on Montgomery Educational Consulting's website, Senior Associate Sara Zessar offered advice to students who are dealing with rejection.

"Any time people experience rejection, they tend to take it personally," Ms. Zessar said. "But the most important thing for students to keep in mind is that a denial from a college is not personal."

As Ms. Zessar explained in her article, about 90% of applicants to highly selective colleges are academically qualified, so colleges have to consider everything else a student has to offer.

Additionally, college admissions officers are not just looking to admit individual students, they're trying to build a well-rounded class. For example, if a college has a large number of applicants who are invovled in the same activity, the college likely won't admit all of them.

Often, students who are denied admission during an early round come to realize that a college that accepts them later is actually a better fit. Thus, a rejection may lead to a more positive outcome in the long term.

While it's perfectly normal for students to be upset if they are not admitted to a college, it's important that they not wallow over a rejection. If students haven't finished their other applications, they need to make those applications as strong as possible, and with regular decision deadlines fast approaching, there's no time to waste.

From offices in Colorado and New Jersey, Montgomery Educational Consulting offers comprehensive, personalized educational counseling services to students locally, around the country, and around the world. These college admissions experts guide students every step of the way as they navigate the university search and application process. Then, they help students get admitted to the college that is right for them.

For more information about Montgomery Educational Consulting, call 720.261.8299, or email info(at)greatcollegeadvice(dot)com. Or visit

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