Today, I got my preescreening results from a top choice school, and unfortunately I did not pass. However, just few weeks ago I met with a professor from that school for a lesson, and he said that he was very confident that I would be admitted to the school, and that he would be willing to take me into his studio. And now, I haven't even passed the prescreening. Admittedly, my prescreening CD was not my best work for several reasons, but my teacher was still confident that it demonstrated a high enough level of ability to pass at most places. Obviously, there are never guarantees with these things, and I understand how competitive this process is. But my question is, how set in stone is this decision? Should I bother contacting the professor I met with about my prescreening results, or does that just put him in an awkward position? I feel like I'm being a bit of a sore loser, but I was just disappointed after that professor seemed to have such a positive reaction to my playing.