What to Do After Rejection
Get support. When you initially get your rejection letter, you may feel like your life is over. But it’s not. You just made a miscalculated step somewhere in your application process or you were victim of things out of your control. Either way you need to get support from family, friends or a professional in your targeted degree field.
Thoroughly research your program. Researching the school, program and competition will help you determine if you are wasting your time or not. Many graduate schools have highly competitive business, medical and law programs so you have to be sure your information (from your application to your references) is perfect. So check, double check and then have someone check over you to make sure everything is accurate.
Apply to more than one grad school. Unfortunately, many grad school hopefuls fail to apply to more than one school because of their passion for that school. This does not work and is not realistic, especially with more people returning to school to increase their marketability. So as you apply to your number one school choice also consider applying to smaller and privately held colleges in areas outside of your primary residence.
Beef up your experience. This is important to understand that many graduate programs do not like to have applicants unless they are continuing from their undergraduate studies. They would also like to see applicants with some experience. If you want to get into a business program, then get some experience in business and this applies to all targeted programs outside of law and medical schools.