Which college will come out on top?
Millions are watching the best of college basketball, building brackets and weighing the odds of which school will reign supreme. When you’re a high school senior, March madness takes on a whole new meaning. After months of endless research, visits, applications, essays, and interviews, all you can do is wait. Maybe a few decisions were made in the early round, but those are simply waiting on the sidelines — benched until the results of any deferred or regular decision applications come in. The waiting is the hardest part, the madness ensues.
Here are tips to help you get through:
- Focus on something else! Your apps are in — other than checking your email for any requests from the colleges, there is nothing more you can do. This is a time to have fun and take care of yourself — exercise, read a book, hang with friends.
- Get excited about any early acceptances you have. Go to accepted students days, begin to picture yourself as a student on these campuses.
- If you receive a denial, move on. Colleges have more applicants than spots. They turn away thousands of qualified applicants. Don’t take a denial personally. Focus on the schools that want you.
Over the next few weeks, a flurry of emails, portal checks, and old-school envelopes will bring in the results. Finally, the ball is in your court and you determine the winner.