Congratulations! All of the seniors have now chosen where you will be spending the next four years of your lives—or at least where you will be next fall! The key word is “chosen.” A choice is a positive decision and requires no explanation or intellectual alibi. The colleges that chose you see you for who you are and wanted to have you as part of their community; they saw that you would take advantage of all they have to offer and that you would contribute to them in return.
For a relatively small high school class, you all did quite well in the college department! The 39 of you were accepted to at least 71 different colleges—many of them multiple acceptances—and will be attending 23 different colleges! Here’s where you will be going:
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN DEARBORN
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
Making your choice, you saw that you would grow and thrive at that school. Now it’s time to celebrate yourself and your future! Your task is to see how your college can help you to become more of who you are—your best self.
While you are celebrating, don’t forget to thank the people that helped you along the way, especially your teachers and others who wrote you letters of recommendation. They put a lot of time, effort–and especially heart–into them, and the admissions people always stress how much they rely on that information. Thank them for preparing you so well for the future. It is not by accident that you were considered to be a worthy addition to the college you will be attending!
Patti Bostwick, Director of College Counseling