3. Act Like a Winner
Once the admission decision is published and you made it to the final list, you may not have time for other activities aside immigration, packing, visiting family and friends and such engagements. So, this is the best time to engage in other productive ventures that will improve you further and make your arrival experience worthwhile. For example, a winner would apply for accommodation; a winner would have a student/faculty contact in the university; a winner would know things to do if moving to a new country. This is the time for such research. Research more, learn more, and engage more with your prospective university.
4. Be busy improving
Even though you are acting like a winner, don’t get carried away. Remember, the result can also come negative. What you have to do is to keep up with personal improvements. Don’t quit your job yet or stop looking for a new job. Remain busy, or get busy. You can volunteer for some community organizations around you, or you can learn a new skill. Do you know how to cook? How about how to fix a bulb? Lol. Now, you can go and update your national ID documents? You may also need to perfect your driving skills and obtain a drivers license.
5. Prepare for a Rejection
I know you would not want to read this part, but it is a ‘necessary’ evil that should be discussed. Yeah, and nobody loves a rejection, not in anything. Moreover, it is difficult to ‘think and act like a winner’ and at the same time prepare for a rejection. Therefore, this is the first thing to do: ‘Prepare for a rejection’, after which you can now think and act like a winner. How to prepare is simply to assure yourself that you trust the process, and truly do. With this trust to the process, you will easily understand that the admission committee receives thousands of applications and whoever they choose isn’t personal, and you should never take it personal. Finally, have a family or friend who knows about your application, the processes you have undertaken and how you are progressing. In any case of acceptance or rejection, the family or friend is usually a necessary partner for celebration or otherwise.