Yes it’s true, college application season is in the air at our home.
Things are different than in 1978, colleges have tighter standards and accept fewer percentages of their applicants. I had above average grades in high school, and a very good SAT score, but I don’t ever remember being worries about getting into college…………either I was naive or things are different.
Caitie visited colleges this spring, and she fell in love with the University of North Florida(UNF)
She had planned to visit a few other mid size state schools for comparison but honestly her heart seems set on UNF. Picture above is the Library. It’s only 2 hours from home, a nice size school with about 14,000 undergrad and grad students total. They have a Civil Engineering program and the campus is nice, new and compact.
She and I read online of an upcoming Open House, and the opportunity for early acceptance, non-binding. She had to submit her application, test scores, transcripts etc by September 17, and here we are well before that and everything is in. She is now waiting until October 2 to either be the best or worst day in her life. Just 22 more days……….and yes I’m counting!!!
If she is accepted she won’t apply anywhere else. So cross your fingers and toes, and say a prayer, and I’ll keep you posted.
Do you remember applying to colleges? Care to share your story?