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20 Tips For Surviving College Admissions Season
CHILL OUT. I mean, after all, it's just your future.
Try your best to stay calm.
Resist the urge to discuss hypothetical outcomes that are now out of your hands.
Manage expectations and keep an open mind. REMEMBER: There's no such thing as one "perfect" school.
Avoid buying presumptuous college swag. TEMPT FATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
A side note to parents: avoid subjecting your little ones to this dangerous voodoo.
Reevaluate who you follow on Twitter.
And if things go your way, be respectful of those who follow YOU.
This especially applies to "likely letters," which are sure to make less lucky friends anxious, if not downright resentful.
Keep in mind that one man's safety school is another man's pipe dream. BE CONSIDERATE.
If you must post online about college acceptance news, DO consider punctuation, grammar, and correct spelling.
No matter how nervous you are, DO NOT ask someone else to open your envelope or admissions email.
Avoid learning the news in the company of too many spectators.
If you don't get the news you were hoping for, focus on the positive.
Keep perspective: college admissions are NOT a referendum on your worth as a human being.
If you don't get into your top choice school, focus on the awesome things your other school options offer.
After good news and bad, be there for your friends.
Plan for the post-decision aftermath.
Focus on the present! Relish these last few breaths of childhood.
Remember that everyone is proud of you. Believe them. Enjoy your accomplishments.
Even if you're disappointed, remember that getting into college is just one of the many situations in life over which you have limited control. Life is not fair, but you will prevail.
And keep in mind, no matter where you go to college, these things will DEFINITELY be available to you.
Desperate nap time in the library.
So get ready, guys, 'cause shit's about to get real.
And remember that no matter where you go, college is gonna be suh-weeeeeet!
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