So when we get those letters that have the decisions inside, but not the answer we are looking for...What do we do next?
Some of the thoughts that come up when we see the words not accepted or we can not offer you admission:
-What am I going to do if I do not get into any other school?
- What did I do wrong not to get in?
Thoughts flow through our head and it does not help to make it easier when we think of all the negativity thoughts
Shadowing other Speech Language Pathologists is a great option as well to keep you abreast of the material, until you begin to apply for schools again. Maybe you could even apply to a receptionsist job in a clinical setting so that you can still be in a setting that allows you to visualize becoming a Speech Language Pathologist.
And whatever you do, do not compare yourself to someone else who did get into school. This is not about anyone else, but yourself.
You can do this, do not give up!!!!
In the meantime, head over to SLP Echo's blog post Desperation or Determination. Also below are some other websites to check out for another perspective on not getting into school:
What to Do if You Don't get a College Acceptance by Peterson's Staff. Retrieved from
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/dont-get-college-acceptance.aspx on April 11, 2013
On the Joys of Not Getting What You Want by Lawrence J. Momo. Retrieved from
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/on-the-joys-of-not-getting-what-you-want/ on April 11, 2013