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Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups, downs, and random in-betweens of their college process for the next 12 months (from June 2014 to June 2015!). Sit back, relax, and get that “OMG I totally get you, bro” feeling. Information for how to contact a blogger will be at the bottom of his/her posts.

I’ve been blogging about my college application process for nearly six months now. I’ve detailed my color-coded college spreadsheet, posted selfies on the day of my first admissions interview, and documented the downward spiral that has become my senior year. Over the last few weeks, I’ve hit a sort of plateau. My grades are now pretty much under control. My letters of recommendation are being written. I’ve submitted three out of my eight applications. My sleep schedule is no longer 4 hours on weekdays, 14 hours on weekends, and my “Supplemental Essays” folder has ceased to be ominously empty. For the time being, I’m feeling pretty great about this whole gigantic, life-changing process.

In lieu of my high spirits, I thought I’d reflect on the last six months, and present to you something to boost your own happiness.

And what better way to do that than with GIFs of cute dogs.

Enjoy.

 1. How I felt when the first of my friends received an acceptance letter…

The time has come. The end is near. The future is now. HELP.

When did we grow up again?

2. How I felt taking my first ACT test…

What do you mean this is the most important test I've ever taken? WHAT DO YOU MEAN?!

What do you mean this is the most important test I’ve ever taken? WHAT DO YOU MEAN?!

3. How I felt taking my second ACT test…

I've got this. Or not.

I’ve got this. Or not.

4. How I felt when my ACT score remained exactly the same…

This dog totally studied for months only to find out it wasn't enough. This dog is crying inside. You can see the pain in his eyes...

This dog totally studied for months only to find out it wasn’t enough. This dog is crying inside. This dog is me.

5. How I felt on my first college tour…

College is beautiful. I'm so excited for this. Let's go.

College is beautiful. I’m so excited for this. Let’s go.

6. How I felt on my fifth college tour…

I only came for the food...

I only came for the food…

7. How I felt writing the first draft of my Common App essay….

This dog's super hero status mirrors my naive self confidence.  Ignorance is not bliss guys. Your first draft is not that great.

This dog’s super hero status mirrors my naive self confidence.
Ignorance is not bliss guys. Your first draft is not that great.

8. How I felt writing the second draft of my Common App essay…

Oh now, I dived head first into this essay and am now trapped in a hole of self-criticism.

Oh now, I dove head first into this essay and am now trapped in a hole of self-criticism. Excuse the non-dog, fox photo. Special exception.

9. How I felt writing the 17th draft of my Common App essay…

golfing dog

What is a paragraph again?

10. How I felt before my first college admissions interview…

I'm just going to slowly back away from all impending responsibility.

I’m just going to slowly back away from all impending responsibility.

11. How I felt during my first college admissions interview…

Notebook in hand + righteous outfit + college interview = Perfection

Notebook in hand + righteous outfit + college interview = Perfection

12. How I felt after my first college admissions interview…

That wasn't actually the most terrifying experience of my life. I completely nailed it.

That wasn’t actually the most terrifying experience of my life. I completely nailed it.

13. How I felt when I realized I had 21 supplemental essays to write…

The tennis ball is a metaphor for my hopes and dreams. My future bounced past me and I, like a golden retriever, watched it fall. *cries*

The tennis ball is a metaphor for my hopes and dreams. My future bounced past me and I, like a golden retriever, watched it fall.

14. How I felt when I discovered how to reuse my supplemental essays…

This pug gets me.

This pug gets me.

15. How I felt when I FINALLY FINISHED MY COMMON APP ESSAY…

The time it took this dog to learn to catch a ball is in direct proportion to the time it took me to write my commonapp essay.

The time it probably took this dog to learn to catch a ball is in direct proportion to the time it took me to write my Common App essay.

16. How I felt when I asked for feedback on said essay and realized it was not actually finished…

I'm kidding Ms. Guidance Counselor. I'm kidding. Please give me more feedback and help me get my life together. Please?

I’m kidding Ms. Guidance Counselor. I’m kidding. Please give me more feedback and help me get my life together. Please?

17. How I felt during the first month of senior year…

Whoever said that senior year was a walk in the park was obviously walking through a toxic industrial park located in the inside of a volcano.

Whoever said that senior year was a walk in the park was obviously walking through a toxic industrial park located in the inside of a volcano.

18. How I feel now that I’ve stopped equating a “B” with failure…

Like this dog, I too am just doing what I can. You do you dog, and I'll do me.

Like this dog, I too am just doing what I can. You do you dog, and I’ll do me.

19. How I feel when I think of “rolling admissions”…

Thank you so much for not making me wait until April for a decision. You are what is right with the world.

Thank you so much for not making me wait until April for a decision. You are what is right with the world.

20. How I felt submitting my first complete application…

I am the dog. The submit button is the fish. The terror was real.

I am the dog. The submit button is the fish. The terror was real.

21. How I felt submitting my third complete application…

Yeah I got this.

Yeah I got this.

22. How I feel when I suddenly realize my future is in the hands of complete strangers…

Repeat: Admissions officers are people too. Admissions officers are people too. Admissions officers are people too.

Repeat: Admissions officers are people too. Admissions officers are people too. Admissions officers are people too.

23. How I feel knowing that whatever happens over the next few months, I’ll be okay…

No matter what, I'll end up as chill as this dog. Life goes on. Life goes on.

No matter what, I’ll end up as chill as this dog. Life goes on. Life goes on.

To contact Morgan about her unnatural love of dogs or her college admissions journey, shoot her an email at morgan.crist@cityhigh.org.



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