Sunday, December 2, 2012

How To: Wait for a College Admission Decision Patiently

Hey, I'm C and I am the most impatient person on the face of this planet. I admit it. You all have no idea how much anxiety I've gotten waiting for college decisions. (and I'm also a chronic-non-procrastinator,) making my wait longer.

5 Tips To follow:
1. DO NOT CHECK COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL. If you don't know what that is, don't seek it out. I promise you. It's far to stressful.
2. Be prepared for one of four results: Accepted, Deferred, Waitlisted, or Denied. And imagine your situation for all situations. It helps a lot to be mentally prepared.
3. Don't start countdowns on countdowns on countdowns. Yup, I had countdowns on my phone, planner, every notebook, laptop, and yes: on my mirror. Which were great, until my dad told me how unhealthy that was. And he has a point. Limit yourself to one countdown. That's what I did, and it helped.
4. Distract Yourself. Working out has helped me a lot. I can focus my nervous energy on a bike, and not on staring at a piece of loose leaf writing XYZ University in my planner.
5. Remember, what's meant to be, will be.

PS-Am I the only one that is this crazy to have problems like this? It's just so hard when you know the exact day!



  1. This is exactly the post I needed to read.. thanks so much!


  2. Careful with your countdowns, too! I applied early to my dream school and was counting down the days til I'd get my letter. When they didn't send it until 2 weeks after the date, I was sure I didn't get in. I was (prematurely) heartbroken. Turns out, it just took them longer than usual. Now I'm at my dream school and love it more and more each day :)