In episode 250, Alexis Avila welcomes back to the show Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder and admissions consultant of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. As a Cornell University graduate and Cornell admissions interviewer, Shirag knows what the best schools are looking for in prospective students during admissions interviews.

In today’s episode, Shirag gives you some tips on how students can appeal college rejections.

Shirag’s tips for what to do if you get a rejection letter:
Tell admissions something you didn’t talk about that was meaningful to you
Offer major updates to your application

Please check out Shirag’s articles on more related topics:

DO NOT do the following when you appeal your rejection:
Don’t tell admissions they were wrong
Don’t simply repeat what you wrote in your application

Remember: Less than 1% of students who appeal get the decision overturned

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #152 with Shirag Shemmassian, Evaluating Your College Application

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