I was rejected from all my colleges, even my safeties.
For some introduction, I moved to the US from Vietnam when I was 16. My grade is entirely in the A - B+ range. My SAT is 1540, and I have very good extra curricular.
Because of my good grade/SAT/ec, I decided to apply to UCSD and UCI as my safeties, with some bigger schools as reaches.
I was rejected from every single one.
I am very confused now. My hypothesis is that there is some problem with my application since I moved so late in my high school career, but I cannot say for sure.
My mom had been encouraging me to take a gap year, get a consultant, and apply again. But I’m not sure if that will increases my chances.
Thank you for reading, and I will greatly appreciate your thought.