The Anxious Wait

By Jenna Vietze ’13
EE Staff Writer

It is getting down to the wire. Some seniors are rushing to get in all of their college applications in by their deadline, while others are anxiously waiting for acceptance letters. It is that time of the year when many seniors are starting to hear back from colleges and others are getting antsy wondering as to why they haven’t heard anything.

As you scroll down twitter, you will see half the students tweeting about how stressed they are due to college applications, and the other half tweeting how happy they are to know they are in.

Senior Gabby Gottschall tweeted, “Bucknell class of 2017” after she stayed up late to be informed online if she was accepted or not. “I cried of joy when I found out I got into the college I have always dreamed of going, and the stress was over.”

With just one click or the opening of one letter, your whole future can change. “All of my siblings went to Tampa University and I was excited to carry on the tradition when I found out I got in,” stated senior Kylie Rotanelli.

It seems that seniors, such as Gabby and Kylie, who applied either early action or early decision have relieved some of the pressure from senior year. Knowing they are into the college of their choice makes them realize why all of the hard work was worth it.

On the other hand, there are people who have yet to apply. The pressure is building up as deadlines are approaching.

“Along with many tests and quizzes before break, I still have to complete all of my college applications,” complained senior Allie Passero. For students who are not done or have not heard back, are holding their breath in anticipation. Soon enough those envelops will arrive followed by excitement, depression, or even doubt on the situation. Your future may be decided, and it is hard to believe that the year has finally arrived.

All the college searches, constant battles between students and school all seem to pay off just when you read one little word, “Congratulations!” For those who have yet to hear back or apply, the suspenseful wait continues.

2 Responses to The Anxious Wait

  1. maddie mcgillicuddy says:

    Although I am relieved I got the tedious process of applying to school over with, I agree that waiting to hear back from schools is even more stressful! Although I have already been accepted to one college, since I am not sure where I want to go yet, the delay of hearing back from other colleges is dragging on this decision process. I am like you said, “holding my breath in anticipation.”

  2. Vanessa Kenealy says:

    I feel like the first few months of senior year were the most stressful time of the year because i had so many deadlines and things to do apply for college and is was even harder in the sense that I had no idea what I was doing because to me there is no guide to tell you what to do and how to do it. It is like one of those moments in time when you have to learn for yourself and hopew for the best that you get into the college. But now I am so happy that it is over and I am done applying. And the fact that I already got accepted into a college is such a huge relief because it feels so real.

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