At this point, you’ve probably heard back from every one of the colleges to which you applied. Perhaps you squealed with excitement with the receipt of each acceptance or even suffered a bit of a psychological blow when you were told otherwise.  We have all felt that feeling of defeat at some point during our lives, but for many teenagers, rejection from college may often seem life-altering, marking the beginning of many important steps into one’s life as an adult.  However, the adversity experienced during these times may be one of the best life lessons for young adults , helping to put it all into perspective.