You get the email, you open it up to read, "Your dream college regrets to inform you that your admission was denied..." This scenario sucks, it really does. I have gone through it, I know. But, once that happened to me, a trusted adult told me that I will end up where I need to be which may not be where I want to be. That adult could not have been more correct.
I have a twin, and we wanted to go to the same college, live together, the whole college experience we were going to do it together. I had my heart set on a school. I bought all of the gear, my parents got excited, and I could not even envision myself anywhere else. Then, I didn't get in. What was I going to do? Where was I going to go? I was so crushed.
I decided to go to my second choice, UCF, which is a school that is now my home and I would not transfer anywhere else for anything. Going to a school that was not my dream school ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me. UCF is the perfect school for the goals I have for myself, and the way I like to live my life. It also helped in the way that I got to go to a different school from my sister (who got into our dream school, go girl!) which allowed me to really find myself and become my own person.
I'm just here to tell you that if you didn't get into your dream school, it's OK. You might be upset, but I promise you that where you end up, will be good for you. Try to look for the good things in your new school. Get excited about the future instead of being hung up on this one bump in the road.