Valid Reasons to Reject a University Option
So you’ve sent out applications to several universities that you felt would be a good fit. A few months later you hear from them-you have several offers to consider. However, in the interim period between your application and acceptance you had time to dive deeper into the universities and unearthed several facts that you may have overlooked before. Choosing a university can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you have to say no to some offers while being careful lest you make the wrong decision.
There are some perfectly valid reasons that should inform your decision to say no to a university, and they are.
The Location Is Not Right For You
If you’ve always wanted to attend a university in a vibrant city with a lot of activities and events to offer, do not feel the least bit guilty saying no to a location that is the polar opposite of that. Attending college in a location you are unsure about, or even one that you dislike, is the surest way to set yourself up for a miserable four years.
You Don’t Like The Clubs And Societies On Offer
While university is mainly a time to figure out what you want in terms of career, it is also the best time to socialize and build on your non-academic interests and talents. If you’ve already identified extracurricular activities that you feel passionately about, do not settle for a university that does not have clubs and societies that will encourage these activities. Your social life is an extremely important part of you, and your wholesomeness will be influenced in part by the clubs and societies you are involved in.
Your Gut Instinct Says ‘No’
It’s always best to listen to what your gut instinct has to say about certain situations, and choosing your university is not any different. Perhaps the university looks great on paper and even during the open days, but there’s something deep down in you that doesn’t feel right. Do not gamble your four years choosing a college you are not sure about. If your gut says no, listen to it and move along.
If The Fees Are Just Too High
We can all agree on the fact that college comes at a very high cost. However, some colleges are definitely more expensive than others. When faced with one such, you might have to say no and move on to something within reasonable price range.
The Student Don’t Think The Place Is What It’s Hyped To Be
Find forums where students give reviews of their colleges and dig deep to find out what the people who have been there and done that have to say about the college you are thinking of attending. If one out of a hundred students thinks the place is bad, you might chalk it up to being disgruntled. But if more than twenty of them are all saying the same thing, then perhaps it’s best to politely decline any offers.
Getting A Job After Attending
Get your hands on the employability stats of the university that offered you a place. How do the numbers look? Impressive? Underwhelming? Make your choice.
The Modules Are Not What You Want
Yes, the college has the subject you want, but no, the modules are unlike anything you had hoped them to be. This one is a no-brainer. Move on and find a better fit.