As NCAA March Madness continues, so does March Madness of college admission. No one knows better than our Seniors the range of emotions that this admission decision season brings. I hope that amidst the ups and downs of learning your admission decisions, you are keeping focused on all that you have accomplished during your years in high school and the skills that you will take with you to find success in the years ahead. I am confident that there are a great many colleges where each of you can be successful and happy. Whether you decide to attend your “first choice” school or a school you hadn’t planned on 4 months ago, what’s important is that you focus on the options that you have in starting out your young adult years. There is no doubt that rejection hurts, but there are many, many opportunities for a bright future for you (and all of us) who experience both ups and downs in pursuing your dreams.
Seniors, as you are notified of your admission decisions, I must ask that you keep me informed by updating your Naviance profile. You are not obligated to have your admission decisions announced at our Milk & Crackers meeting, but you are expected to update all of your college admission decisions on Naviance. This is so that we can have accurate records of our college admission and matriculation data. If you’re up for letting me announce your acceptances, great!! I love getting to celebrate you and your accomplishments!
Here are several articles that offer some sound advice on navigating these “challenging, but empowering weeks of decision-making.”