We Saw This And Wondered Why Any College Rejected the Brilliant Talented Sophia?

She has a 33 ACT and 4.5 GPA and IB and yet once the decisions came in, Sophia saw rejection and a whole lot of waitlists. But if colleges are looking for talent, for kids with true originality and a real passion in their lives, they missed by a mile with her.

With her finger on the pulse of her generation, she and her friends-in-rejection spin a tune explaining the gauntlet their generation has run. All of our teens need to hear this.

Never have so many lemons been turned into such creative lemonade.

Rapping rejection

Sophia explains, “COVID-19 has basically destroyed our senior year. On top of ruining our high school experience, it has led us to try and cope with the pain of college decisions away from our usual support group of friends. College admissions were cutthroat this year, and plenty of you qualified seniors got rejected or waitlisted at schools you absolutely deserved to get into. Even though for honors/AP/IB kids there is a social stigma surrounding community college, it’s a much cheaper and more convenient way to eventually get a degree from any 4-year university you transfer to, especially if you do an honors program where you can transfer in 2 years.

Ultimately, none of us are probably going away to college this year cause of the virus, so why pay for room and board when you can chill at home? Either way, I’m excited to meet new people in my city and maybe start a metal band.”

About Lisa Endlich Heffernan

Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan is the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author.
She started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and is co-author of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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