Students who had applied for the Fall 2009 semester are starting to know about their admission status. In line with this, I encountered one interesting comment from our reader.
This comment seems to say that the reader had applied for 6 universities in the U.S. and unfortunately got rejection letters from all 6 universities!
After Admission Rejection
It’s common to get rejections from most U.S. schools you have sent the applications to. If proper, adequate homework was not done in selecting schools, this could certainly happen.
Another thing, the comment said – 3 were dream schools and 3 were average schools.
When applying for 6 universities for admission, you will need to understand your strengths and weaknesses and select schools that maximize the chances to get admission.
Almost 100% of the time, the chances of getting graduate school admission at U.S. universities above your league is low. So why do you want to waste money by applying to such improbable schools?
If you are applying for 6 universities, always follow this order:
- 1 – Ambitious (Dream; Above Average; Above your league)
- 3 – Schools that fit your profile
- 2 – Safe (100% chance to get admission)
If you are not willing to waste $100 to $150, you can apply at 3 "Safe" and 3 "Average" universities for good measure.
Apply for More Schools?
You still have time to apply for Fall 2009 semester, there are schools that will accept applications until June 2009 for Fall 2009 classes. So try to submit your application to 2-3 universities.
Once you have prepared all the needed documents, it’s just a matter of time to find the schools that are still accepting applications for master’s degree or graduate school in general.