I am minutes away from checking out of my hotel and heading to my final college fair of the fall travel season. I have met wonderful students and had many discussions about the application process. All of us who work in this profession know this process is difficult. Frankly, it shouldn’t be easy. You are making big decisions about the next four years of your lives. Investment in this process and these decisions is key.
But, back to my hotel room …
I turn on my television, and this is playing: http://www.today.com/klgandhoda/heres-what-include-your-college-application-1D80274342. Needless to say, it immediately had my full focus. Although all colleges/universities have their own approaches to the process and varying priorities, I will say that these fellow admissions professionals give good advice; what they said truly resonates.
So, take a moment, check it out, then breathe deeply and return to your essays or your application, and remember that it is worth your investment of time and energy. It is not worth a sense of dread or panic. There are thousands of wonderful colleges that serve students. We hope you find the one that matches your needs and hopes for your education.
Now, off to my last college fair!