Countless nights spent writing an essay that Miss van Strien disliked? Wasted all your College & Career classes making your college list? Did you do your supplements last minute? Didn’t go out on Friday because you had to take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL or another stupid standardized test on a Saturday morning? Requested a college counselor change? Valeria was not available for your Skype call? Went to Miss Caro’s office about to have a breakdown? Didn’t go to Forum because the application deadline was at 12 p.m. on a Saturday?
If you can relate to any of those things, let me welcome you to the amazing feeling of college acceptances. After you’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at colleges that you are unsure of or want to attend, you will receive a letter in approximately four months after you’ve sent your application. Such a long notice is not so long if the response defines your future right?
Just imagine the satisfaction you will feel when all your applications are sent. When college and career are not in your schedule anymore. When you are not obligated to spend your lunches at the library because some random university has a presentation. Imagine that feeling when you are in your Government and Politics class, tired of looking at Facebook, you check your Gmail inbox. Nothing. You refresh because today is the day you were supposed to get a response. There it is, what you worked so hard for, you think about all the time you’ve spent doing anything you possibly could to get accepted. You open the email, and the first sentence makes your heart drop.
“Dear student,The Committee on Admission has examined your application and carefully considered your academic, personal, and extracurricular credentials. We are sorry to inform you that we are unable to offer you admission for the first-year class entering this fall”.