This is the most exciting time of the application season. We anxiously scan every college email and letter for that most important "c" word as boxes with banners, t-shirts, and fancy certificates brandishing those coveted school logos bless our mailboxes. Congratulations! You have been accepted!
Now, it's time to make a decision and commit. In most cases, this requires paying an enrollment deposit. Don’t delay in making this deposit as many colleges prioritize housing based on when the enrollment deposit is made. Next, follow up with your other schools and politely withdraw your applications. This is a courtesy that allows university admissions offices to balance enrollment and invest resources in those who are committed to attending. Always be gracious and appreciative of their acceptance, and provide a general reason for your decision to attend elsewhere.
Now, all of your energy can be focused on filling out that housing application, searching for a roommate, preparing for freshman orientation, and going dorm shopping!
P.S. If you or someone you know has not yet applied to college or is wanting more guidance with the process, give me a call! It's not too late for seniors to apply, and now is the perfect time for juniors to begin the process.
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