Taking the Stress out of the College Application Process

Amanda Phew!

Let me tell you how stressed I was when I applied to college.  I had never spent so much time writing, editing, rewriting, having others read, and writing some more.  Those essays nearly caused me to have a breakdown.  I’m sure none of this is news to you.  You’ve all been experiencing the same thing over the last few weeks.  But the best part is that it’s over!  You’re done!

But wait!  What if I don’t get in?  What if I didn’t say everything I should have?  What if the waiting makes me have an even bigger breakdown?!  Take a deep breath.  Not a big deal.  Take Patrick’s advice and calmly look over the application.  If there’s anything you left out then send it along.  If you’ve said everything you wanted to then you need to remember that you’ve done your best and it’s out of your hands.  Relax, stop the stressing.  Push those applications far from your mind and just enjoy your last semester of high school.  Do your homework, hang out with your friends, forget that college exists.  Really, it will help you out.  Trust the girl who panicked endlessly.  In April when the letters start arriving it will be a nice surprise and not a burden that’s been looming over you.  Then you’ll have a fun decision to make!

And then, in another few years, the process will begin over again for graduate school 🙂

Amanda Juriansz
Assistant Director of Community Outreach

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