Many of you have sent off your college applications or are preparing to do so in the next week or two. So now you just wait, right? Well, kind of.
Here’s what we recommend doing while you wait to hear back.
- Congratulate yourself! Sending a college application is a big deal, and you should be proud of yourself for the work you did to get this far. Give yourself a big pat on the back and a break from college stuff for at least a couple of days.
- Check your email. A lot. This is how colleges will communicate with you to give you instructions to create your online account with them, and also where they’ll let you know if anything is missing, or, in some cases, reach out about scheduling an alumni interview. We know that you get a million emails from colleges, but now is the time to really read them!
- Breathe. The next few weeks can be hard — for a lot of students, the waiting can feel like the worst part! It’s ok to feel stressed. Lean on your parents, friends, teachers, and favorite de-stressing tactics (Netflix, anyone?).
Feel free to contact our College Admissions team if you have questions or need support.