Thursday, October 31, 2013

You Have 5 Colleges That Have Accepted You - What Do You Do?

It's been a few months and you have been waiting for your acceptance or denial letters from colleges you have applied to. You're nervous and anxious all the same time. You're wondering if your top choice college as accepted you. You're wondering what is taking so long if they like what they see. Then, all of a sudden, in a two-day period, you receive five acceptance letters from all of your top choice colleges. Now, you're nervous and anxious all over again for a different reason. What do you do?If you have been accepted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia University, and New York University, then you have a problem on your hands. This is one of the best problems that you could ever have though. You will only have a couple of weeks to decide which college you are going to attend. Many top universities will require a decision by the beginning of May. This means you have to decide and decide quickly.Make an appointment to visit each college that you have been accepted, especially if they are top Ivy League universities. You are going to have some busy weekend ahead of you, but you and your parents should relax and enjoy the process. Whatever you do, do not commit to any college while you are visiting. You will need time to look over each college's good and bad points after you get home. It may take you two weekends to visit all five colleges and that is okay.What should you do if you have been accepted to a college, but not invited to go? Believe it or not, this does happen fairly often. No matter if you are invited or not, you will still need to go and visit the campus. There are many things you need to look at before you commit four years of your life to any certain college or university.Now that you have visited all the colleges and universities that have accepted you, you have to decide which one you are going to attend. Take one sheet of paper for each college and draw a line down the middle. At the very top on one side, write the word likes, and on the other side, write the word dislikes. You, and only you, should sit down and fill out each paper based off of how you feel about each college. Ask your parents to do this as well. After both of you have completed the assignment, then you should sit and talk together about what your conclusions are. Make sure you do this assignment separately, so you will be able to write all of your points down without being influenced. Then, and only then, you should make a final decision for what is best for you and your life. Make sure you listen to your parent's words of advice, as they only have your best interest at heart.