Staff Writer: Dejah Harley
Seniors around the world can rest easy as the May 1st deadline has passed.
For people who aren’t seniors or have no Idea what that day was, it was our “decision day”. By then, we had to let our future college know that we will be attending and let others know that we wouldn’t.
For those who say senior year is easy, they lied. It definitely has some added perks but it isn’t a walk in the park either. Everything in your high school career has been leading up to applying to this point. You have to narrow down your schools, visit, apply for scholarships, and maintain your grades.
In the beginning it’s easy. It’s mainly just applying to schools and writing/ finishing up the college essay. However, then the scholarship search gets crazier and crazier. You’re constantly writing more essays, asking for transcripts, and just trying to get as much money as possible because loans are scary!
While you’re applying for scholarships you have to play the waiting game for some of your schools and see where you get in. But, even after getting in some people have to put financial aid into their decision which can be really stressful.
Personally, there is this time in your senior year where you may feel like you are making a ton of really important decisions all around the same time and it can get pretty overwhelming. Meanwhile, keep in mind you have to work on your capstone! It is very easy to get stressed out.
The goal of this article is definitely not to scare any underclassmen about their senior year! May 1st was amazing! It was the day when some of that stress simmered down a bit and now we can focus more on our capstones!
The college process can be really draining. It is completely worth it in the end if you take it seriously. Remember to just enjoy this time and your senior year in general because it really does fly by!