12 Things to Be Thankful For This College Admissions Season

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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There’s a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday, and college bound high school seniors have more than a few things to show appreciation for this week.

For many, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the last break before the major college application crunch begins. After the turkey and pumpkin pie is gone, all that’s left is a few short weeks before regular decision deadlines.

Before you let the stress of those final applications take over, pause for a bit this holiday and give thanks to the people and things that have gotten you this far! Here are 12 (of many!) things to be thankful for this college admissions season.

  1. That essay that you only went through three drafts to get right.
    Because the other essay that took 10 revisions seemed like the worst thing to ever happen to you.
  1. Dropping debate/drama/science/art club sophomore year.
    You were honestly overloaded and so glad you spent your time on the other stuff you enjoy.
  1. Finally visiting X University.
    It was your dream school since before you can remember, but now you know it really just wasn’t right for you.
  1. Being dragged to visit X University.
    It was never on your radar – but now it’s one of your top-choice schools.
  1. Starting on your apps early.
    You can enjoy the turkey and downtime this holiday rather than spending your break locked away finishing essays.
  1. That resume that you begrudgingly updated every spring.
    Because having that handy made filling out the activity list on your college application a BREEZE.
  1. Google.
    You’ve definitely asked, “What is the FAFSA?” more than one.
  1. Your college counselor.
    Who else would look at your college list of 20 schools and not think you’re totally insane?
  1. Your parents.
    Sometimes you clash, and they might be slightly annoying during the process, but honestly you couldn’t do it without them.
  1. Your teachers.
    Recommendation letters might seem like a huge deal right now, but really they helped you get where you are before you were even thinking about college.
  1. Your friends.
    You’re all in this together, right?
  1. Keeping an open mind.
    You told your college counselors they were crazy when they suggested some schools to add to your balanced college list. Now getting into those schools is all you can think about.

The end is in sight! January 1 application deadlines will be here before you know it, so take time this Thanksgiving to give thanks to those who have helped you along the way, and talk with your family about your college goals.

If you need some help putting the finishing touches on your applications, or just need some advice on how your application will do in the regular decision round, contact us today for more information on our senior programs, including the Application Review.


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