Rejection from grad school is common, but it doesn’t have to be the cause of depression. You can overcome rejection with the help of the right people. Listed below are some reasons why you may have been turned down. Lack of leadership experience, late application, incomplete recommendation letters, or other factors. If any of these sound familiar, seek help immediately. There are many organizations available to help you overcome rejection. Read this article to learn how to handle rejection.
While late applications for grad school can be difficult to process, they should not be the only factor in your depressive mood. Lack of professional experience and leadership roles can be a major deciding factor in competitive programs, so it’s always a good idea to gain work and volunteer experience prior to submitting your application. Leaving important details out of your application can result in it being denied, so it’s important to check everything before submitting it.
Incomplete recommendation letters
Obtaining incomplete recommendation letters can be a major pain point for graduate students. Often, faculty members are notorious for being late with everything from attending class to returning student work and even sending out recommendation letters. This can make the process of following up on a late letter seem impossible and even terrifying. But with the deadlines quickly approaching, students must be proactive to get their recommendation letters sent out on time. Luckily, there are several ways to get around the issue.