Tuesday, April 26, 2011

finally, a decision (lyn)

Two years of SAT's, ACT's,  SAT subject tests, touring 17 colleges, making a list of college choices, checking it twice then changing it a million times, flying to the Midwest and South, driving North, hopping on trains and busses, writing essays, completing applications, thinking about how to best package one's self, filling out financial aid forms, talking to students, taking AP courses, meeting with tutors, teachers, and college advisors at school, and of course all the stress, the angst, and the waiting.... it's now finally over.  I mailed in the $400 deposit today.

Alexander applied to 14 schools and got into 9.  He strongly considered four:  Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and Cornell, College of Arts and Sciences.  In the end, he made the final decision.  Cornell.  And despite its bad-weather reputation (justifiably earned;  it was snowing when he was up visiting last Thursday), Alexander is very excited about going there.

Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do when he leaves!

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