a year ago
Admissions Advice

How do I worry less about my college decision?

I have a 3.705 GPA and I am a senior who has already applied to my colleges. How do I worry less about the colleges/universities' decision when they come out? I am worried I won't get into it. Thanks for the help.

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a year ago

Hey there @Ruilin!

I know that this is a stressful time of year for many seniors and others who are applying to college. There's nothing I (or anyone else) can say to truly make you feel better. There's also nothing YOU can do right now-- you've already submitted all your applications, and from here on out, it's just a waiting game. The most helpful thing I can tell you is something you've probably already heard: You will end up where you're meant to be. Whatever life has in store for you in the coming years, you will be able to make the most of it and grow as a person and a student. So while there isn't anything that I can really tell you to truly give you peace of mind, I can promise that you will bloom where you're planted.

For now, try not to think about college. The hardest part of senior year is over for you-- just try to enjoy the holidays (if you celebrate any in this season) and know that you will be just fine. :)

a year ago[edited]

Yes, of course, entering college is not an easy task that you have to control. If you have all the necessary documents and you have already passed the exams, then there is nothing to worry about. As a future student, I have some advice for you: Always take care and plan your time. This will help you in the future to prevent wasting time on unnecessary things. For example, you can use this: https://writingbros.com/essay-examples/intersectionality/ writing service and save time for work or more important things. College is always about skillful time management, so while you are waiting for a decision, start mastering time management. Thank you for your interesting question.

a year ago

Hi @Ruilin!

Most applicants have dream schools in mind, and people often start working for getting into them since their freshman year in high school. Basically, you're not alone. The wait for college decisions might appear more painstaking than the actual application process because the application is in your hands while the decision is not. Believe me, one admission decision won't necessarily make or break your life. If you know that you've tried your best, there's nothing to worry about. What's going to happen will happen, whether you worry about it or not. Then, what's the use of worrying?

For now, you just need to stay calm and patient. Be mentally prepared for all the possible outcomes. You might not get into your top choice, and that's okay. The majority of the applicants don't. Make a note to yourself that with hard work and determination, you'll be successful no matter where you end up studying.

Hope this helps!

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