if I may add a little bit to this awesome dialouge....
Sometimes as young actors we fantasize so much about the ENORMITY of being accepted into our "dream school" we can often times miss one of the most important life lessons of all- Things CHANGE and even if you dont end up on the road you thought you would be on your destination is still there!
I know I personally started off this audition season without a doubt that Carnegie Mellon was the only school that could ever mean as much as it did to me at that time. Like everybody else, I was watching every youtube video, stalking every alumni, joining every facebook group and spending countless hours praying that I would be good enough. At the end of it all I was blessed with some incredible opportunities/options before I even auditioned for CMU and even though I spent alot of time feeling like a traitor to my "dreams" I had to stop and realize that God has a plan for me. That doesn't mean that is gon' be MY PLAN but there is a plan nonetheless and sometimes you just have to get out of the way and allow God to use you in the way He needs to. I know this for a fact because just as surely as I was obsessing about the INCREDIBLE program at CMU, I was also obsessing over INCREDIBLE ammount of money it cost and how hard it would be to afford it. When I accepted the inevibility of change the favor and blessings just poured in and I am now gearing up for a great year of college with out a worry in sight.
I guess what I am trying to say is rejection is inevitable but when you stay faithful and allow yourself to accept the inevitability of change in direction during this time then you will be able to rest easy knowing that it is all being worked out in your favor.