Early Action, Decision, and Acceptance: Five Seniors’ Road to College

Luke Jackson, Copy Editor

这是正式在全国各地的高中和走廊,教室大学申请季节,而学生的社交媒体账户充斥着关于接受新闻。他们的长辈止不住地查看新闻邮件和邮箱。晚辈都熬夜的SAT和行动后期准备。大二开始思考自己对他们的预行为造成的高跟鞋未来。 ESTA春适用于高年级的喜悦很多时刻,但等待别人着急周期。测试结果,大学接受,并最终成绩是在商店在未来的乔丹几个月的学生。

However, a few seniors have one fewer thing to worry about this spring. Some high-achieving students chose to apply early to schools that they felt a special connection to and subsequently made their commitment before the second semester ever started. Falcon Post copy editor Luke Jackson caught up with a handful of these students recently to get a better picture of what college admissions can look like for those who have their eye on one specific school.

The students interviewed were Kenneth Pye (Southern Methodist University, early action), Hannah Sauls (Northwestern University, early action), Joey Stanley (Duke University, early decision), Gabi Overcast-Hawks (Wake Forest University, early decision), and Sofia Fernandez (Duke University, early decision).

Note: Responses may have been slightly edited for length and/or clarity.

Why did you choose to apply early to the school that you did? What’s so attractive about it?

据统计,大多数学校接受学生申请WHO早在率高于它们适用于标准决定的最后期限做好学员。这是一个显著的因素在每个学生的回答对他们的决定,他们关于他们想在那里度过未来四年所反映的。然而,是什么吸引了他们学校每名学生是非常独特的。汉娜·索尔斯(NU)是远远超过倾心为她提供的类。 “西北是,我参观了我觉得一个非常正能量的唯一学校。我在2019年三月视察学校并真正爱上湖畔校园,本季度系统,以及芝加哥市。“加比阴,鹰派(WFU)来表示自己很高兴能在唤醒学生主体,提的是,学校“有一个真正地域,种族和政治多元化的学生团体。”由于吸引ESTA阴,鹰派她的兴奋“以满足新人们提供不同的视角,向他们学习。”阴-鹰派,随着乔伊士丹利(杜克大学)表达了对事实,他们选择的学校离家近的满意度。 

What did you do, potentially even starting as early as freshman year, to make yourself the most competitive applicant you could be?

乔伊的回答总结或多或少每个人都不得不说:“我确信在每类研磨。如果你的目标是到高中毕业后上大学,你为什么不你最难的工作就是让进入最好的大学?“同样重要的每个受访者是学术严谨性有了自理他们挑战;回答汉娜索尔斯“我肯定采取AP班,每年优先学者”。 “以和夺回标准化考试,并努力保持全‘A’的记录是我的方式挑战自己。”但是伟大的斗争超出了教室。每个学生提到的课外活动的主要因素之一,觉得自己帮助他们获得接受他们的顶尖院校。阴特别强调,鹰派志愿者机会上她,她塞康的高中生涯。 “我自愿的事情,这将是关系到什么,我想希望学习。我想学习政治的东西(全球还是国内,我现在还无法确定),所以我自愿为国家协会青年权利和全球贫困的501(c)集团进入大三。“ 

Do you have any tips for current high schoolers as they navigate college admissions?

(Every interviewee had a fantastic response worth sharing for this question, so I’ve made sure to include a bit from each answer.) 

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Sofia Fernandez (Duke) touched on this in her answer, saying that “…in terms of extracurricular activities, I made sure they were consistent to show dedication to a few things rather than just signing up for anything and everything.”

阴-鹰派回荡ESTA情绪。 “请记住,高校宁愿看到他们真实生活的激情社区和WHO的专用成员,你会到BS比他们直学生谁做学校外面没什么,”她说。 “更可能的是,学校知道你很聪明也希望看到更多的比你的谁的学生,他们希望看到你的性格和兴趣。”

汉娜·索尔斯给予更具体的建议关于申请过程中,希望大家都能早日启动及其应用。她告诉一个警世故事的她最后一分钟申请的决定:“我其实决定西北部早期申请截止日期,这结束了令人难以置信的紧张截至5月像你想像的前提前决定申请到三天。”

肯尼思·保华建业说话你感兴趣的是认识的重要性。 “早期决定你想要去的,也许你想要做的大和定制的严谨和你采取这两件事情类类型是什么哪种类型的学校,”我回答。 “我举个例子,我非常在企业追求事业(基本上追逐袋)和达拉斯已经成为商业枢纽最近并聘请直出他们SMU,所以尽管它不一定列为高度为其他感兴趣我进入学校,我相信它会陷害我最好的实习和就业机会方面“。

Joey, again, gave an answer appropriate to use as a summary for all of the rest. “Do your best in school, find things you love and stick with them, try to be a leader, and apply early if you really love a school.” 

Bonus: Talk up your school!

Joey: You bet I’m gonna be camping out for months to get into the UNC-Duke game…

Kenneth: Frick UT Austin and TCU, Pony Up!

Sofia: Boo Heels!

Gabi: GO DEACS!!!🎩💛💛💛

 

虽然每一个学生到高中,大学,超越注意到自己的道路,一些最高成就的有几个共同点。他们决心和他们很高兴自己的未来。他们参加课外那他们的兴趣和挑战,他们班。重要的是,他们有激情,他们允许来塑造他们的生活和THUS大学申请。大三学生和低年级都应该采取一个页面了这五个前辈他们的梦想申请学校时的书籍。