As December rolls around, so does the annual college decision time period. The seniors have spent the year of 2014 preparing and waiting in anticipation for the day when they would finally receive those acceptance letters and emails. From the SATs to AP exams and the Common App, these students have slogged their way through the year. Now all the hard work is paying off.
Here is what a few students had to say about their initial reactions about their acceptance letters:
“I was trying to find ‘congratulations’ on the email but couldn’t find it, so I thought the worst. But then I scrolled up and thankfully in big letters it said ‘Congratulations Class of 2019,’ and then I screamed.” -Linda Sun (University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Class of 2019)
“There’s this myth with the NYU (New York University) system that there’s a glitch that changes your Financial Aid status. If this happens, apparently it’s a sign that you’re in.This is exactly what happened to Stephannie Yi and I so we were kinda excited/but still super nervous all night long, especially as we kept seeing others get their rejection letters. But as time went on we were checking College Confidential and noticed that the “wave” of rejections was over, so we were pretty certain we made it but still didn’t know for sure. Then around 2 a.m. after snapchatting back and forth, we finally went to bed knowing that the decision would be there in the morning. When I woke up, I checked my email first thing in the morning to see my acceptance letter!” -Hayden Mountcastle (New York University, Abu-Dhabi Class of 2019)
“Well, my first acceptance was my safety, and I was like…finally, this should have come out a month ago. But my second school was the hardest to get into. I was just…so happy. And stunned. And just… Wow, I got in.” -Maddie Hurst (Louisiana State University & Tulane University)
Congratulations to everyone who has received their acceptance letters or has committed to a college! Your 12 years of education has finally paid off.