A Solution to College Rejection Letters

For many students, a rejection letter can be a major blow to their self-esteem. After all their hard work, it’s difficult to hear that you weren’t selected for admission. The same might be true when students are placed on waitlists or denied financial grants needed to attend. You can help!

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Rebuild their Confidence!

As a counselor and mother of 12, I understand the trauma of rejection. You have the opportunity to help them discover new possibilities.

  • Listen to your students and allow them time to grieve: Notice signs of depression or anxiety and take appropriate actions when necessary.
  • Relate to them: They are not alone! Many students do not get into one or more of their college choices.
  • Reassure them: Point out their strengths, and help them discover new possibilities and silver linings. They are there!

The reality is that getting into that “dream” school doesn’t always translate into future success. Just because one college said “no” doesn’t mean their talents have disappeared. They still have all the same strengths, capabilities, and potential that they had before. They will just be taking those qualities elsewhere.

There is good news! Other great options are out there, and the construction industry is one of them!

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The construction industry is still going strong! Construction is a 13 trillion-dollar global industry that is rapidly advancing into the technology sector. Students can get a degree in construction that can help them graduate to a $90K + salary! With a degree in construction, graduates advance to project management leadership roles immediately, creating a fast path to success.

It’s not too late to apply!

STONEPILE is the Solution!

Doing college online can give you the flexibility to learn at your own schedule and pace. We provide the opportunity for an Associate in Applied Science in Construction and/or a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management, allowing students to gain marketable construction and leadership skills while enjoying the fullness of a 2- or 4-year degree.

Right now we are accepting applications for open enrollment!



Dr. Jodi Vermaas
Founder I Disruptor I Mother of 12




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