The anticipation of receiving a college admission decision might have a similar feel to you.
🤞🏽Remember when you were waiting for that “I like you, too” response from that (fingers crossed) special someone.
You expressed interest in each other.
You talked with your friends.
You talked with their friends.
You swiped through their social media accounts.
You may have even explored other options.
Then you waited. ⌚
Waited for that mutual connection.
When it comes to college admissions, waiting to open your online admission portal to find out if they “like you” (and want to admit you) can be stressful.
On the CollegeVine blog, they shared that some colleges (like the Ivy League) might send a likely letter.
“A likely letter is a message sent to select students before an institution makes its official admissions decisions. In the letter, a school will indicate its intent to admit the student; in other words, they are ‘likely’ to be accepted.”
🎉Even though you feel confident, you are still hoping to see or hear the word, “Congratulations!”
🚁Aside from the typical college portal, students have received their decision news by letter, by drone (Lewis University), by tube (MIT), and in a box (College of the Ozarks). Some received a personal visit at their high school (Thomas More) and at home (Wheaton College).
No matter how the college notifies you or what the college decides, there is a seat for you in college.
You may have to wait for the right one.
🤷🏼♀️Which colleges are you anxiously awaiting to hear from this year?
Combining my youth ministry and educational consulting experience, I guide students to connect higher education with God's calling.