During junior year, you visit various colleges with your parents. The entire time, the tour guide is telling you to look…
After researching/visiting many, many schools, you pick the ones you want to apply to.
Before you know it, it’s August 1st. You create a Common App account and think about the long road that lies ahead.
You fill out all of the information, but then arrive at the personal statement. You sit down to write your first draft.
And then, on top of that, you find out that each college you’re applying to has two supplemental essays.
Yet you decide to power through and attempt to get everything done.
You start to lose track of time and all of a sudden, January 1st is next week.
After several revisions of all of your essays, you are finished. You hit send on your applications…
…and pay the application fees. There’s no going back now!
In school, you come across people who are constantly bragging about how they’re applying to only Ivy League schools…
…along with the people who are applying to the same schools as you.
The worst, though, is when someone asks where you’re applying and you don’t want to answer, so you just go:
Or when someone correctly guesses the schools to which you’re applying.
In order to show your interest in your schools, you shoot each admissions officer an email. Unfortunately, after two weeks, you’re still waiting for a reply.
You decide it’s a lost cause… besides, decisions come out in three weeks. Until then, you sit around like…
Every time you get an email, you get a mini heart attack.
Finally, after waiting for what feels like an eternity, your decision is released. If you’re accepted, you decide to celebrate…
…and walk into school the next day feeling like a superstar.
If you get rejected, you find yourself upset for a bit…
…and fight back the urge to call the admissions office.
You also seek comfort from friends and family.
If a college offers you a waitlist position and you accept it, you’re not too hopeful but decide to try your best to demonstrate to the admissions officers why they deserve to have you.
When a college takes you off of the waitlist, you can’t believe it (especially if it was one of your top choices).
At the end of all of this madness when everyone has decided where he or she is going, there is a sense of accomplishment all around.
Come graduation time, everyone is excited and nervous to start a new adventure, but incredibly relieved at the same time, because the college admissions process is done!