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Chapter 4: To be in or not to be in
To be in or not to be in
In this chapter, we discuss what to do if you are accepted—and uncertain if that's the school you want to attend, what to do if you are rejected—and that is the school you really want, and what to do if you are unable to attend.
The Waiting Game
Once the applications have been mailed, the waiting begins. For those who have been out of school for awhile, you will be surprised how anxious you become. For some, there will be a sudden eruption of acne, even if you haven't had an outbreak in years. You may find yourself alternating between excitement and a sense of dread. No matter how often we, or ...