Top five ways to wait for college decisions

Top five ways to wait for college decisions

Leigh Jacobson

Editor-in-Chief

*Although we had previously decided to suspend our college series, we’ve found a few more college-related issues to vent about. So please, indulge us.

Second semester is almost here (finally!), and all of us seniors are anxious to begin actually enjoying our senior year. After a long, strenuous first semester, riddled with college apps, midterms, projects and more, many of us can’t wait to simply kick back and relax. But what happens when, in the midst of our vacation, we start to stress about the impending college decisions in the spring? How do we assuage our anxiety? The Roar is here to tell you.

 

TOP FIVE WAYS TO WAIT FOR COLLEGE DECISIONS

1. Find the nearest wall and bang your head against it

Seriously, it’s what we all feel like doing. So why not?

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2. Plan an “unsanctioned” senior bonding trip to a nearby snowy location that may or may not include the words “Big” and “Bear” in its name

See you there, guys! 🙂

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3. Distract yourself

To get your mind off of these upcoming decisions, find a way to avert your attention elsewhere. Look up fun things to do in L.A. Go to a concert. Chill at the beach… this is California, and many of you might not be staying here next year. Take advantage of your surroundings while you can. And, if you’re not looking to foray into Los Angeles, limit yourself to Milken. Explore every staircase and hallway. If you really want to be rebellious, take the elevator during the day. Afterwards, you can pat yourself on the back for being so daring.

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4. Harass the college counselors

Just kidding, don’t do that, they’re great people and it’s annoying.

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5. Stay updated with College Confidential forums

They’re like gold mines. You can learn so much about other applicants, what the process is like for other people, and can garner useful information (such as a decision notification date that’s been moved up or pushed back). A warning, though – they can be daunting, especially when you begin comparing yourself to the other applicants. Try to use this as a tool… don’t become obsessed.

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To read our previous article in the college series about the top five things you will hear on every college tour, click here.

To read our previous article in the college series about the top five mistakes to not make on the Common Application, click here.

To read our previous article in the college series about the top five thing questions you shouldn’t ask a senior, click here

To read our previous article in the college series about the top five reasons to not apply to a college, click here

To read our previous article in the college series about the top five ways to celebrate college acceptance, click here

To read our previous article in the college series about the top five ways to handle college rejection, click here

All graphics by Leigh Jacobson.