“I am thrilled that I have just received my first acceptance to college! I’m extremely grateful for all the things you have done to help me achieve this goal! While I understand that this is not the end of the college admissions process and that I’ll be submitting my other applications…I still feel as though a gigantic weight was taken off my back. “
There is nothing like the first college acceptance that a senior receives. It doesn’t matter who they are, if the college is highly selective or not, it NEVER gets old. I received the email above from a student over the Thanksgiving holiday. Their relief and excitement was palpable.
If you have a high school senior in your life, December is where things heat up. The Early Decision answers are released, January deadlines loom and the pressure kicks in. I LOVE it when a senior gets a “yes” before Thanksgiving, the dynamic shifts and they know they are going to college next August. Good luck to your student as they enter this next stage of the admissions cycle!