"I definitely can't rest now — this is just the beginning," he said.
Carver didn't make it on her first attempt but plans to reapply next year. She hopes getting feedback from this round will help her understand where she went wrong.
For Holt, however, a second rejection meant rethinking her entire future. Loosli said she was well-liked by her professors, but her portfolio didn't show the improvement they had hoped to see.
She's considering an illustration major and said she feels good about the new direction.
"Nothing's ever set in stone," she said. "That's what I've learned through all this. You can choose to let it ruin your life, or there's always something else that could make you happy."
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