The Autumn of Your Senior Year is filled with…………Applications.

September 10, 2010 Uncategorized 7

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?

7 Responses to “The Autumn of Your Senior Year is filled with…………Applications.”

  1. Pam

    Good luck to Caitie! I’m so impressed she has everything in this early in her senior year. Kudos! Fingers and toes crossed and lots of good thoughts coming your way.

    Like you, things were very different in 1982 as well. Everyone knew what type of college they should apply to. You applied and usually got in. I applied to 5 schools – 2 state schools which I had no intention of attending but I applied because it was what very else was doing and 3 other schools that I liked(based on my guidance counselor’s recommendation and their profile in the Peterson’s Guide. I was accepted at 4 of the 5 schools and waited listed at my first choice and I don’t remember being all that upset about it. I visited one of the schools, which was 5 hours away, because a classmate invited me to join her and her mom on a trip. I liked the school well enough and so I went there. It was all very casual and not very scientific at all. So different from what I just went through with my oldest daughter. Not sure which way is better. Certainly it was less stressful in the “old days”.

  2. Anita

    Prayers and best wishes for Caitie!

    I’ll be crossing that bridge in four years. I’m learning from all of you who are going before me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Miss Healthypants

    I’m glad to see you’re back blogging again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And it’s funny, but like you, I don’t remember being worried about getting into college at all. Maybe you and I were both naive, who knows. *smiles*

    Good luck to Caitie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. sheila

    Well good luck to all of you…since I’m sure she’ll be in an awful mood if she doesn’t get in!

    We’re working on apps as well. Ughh, no fun.

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