Here Is What College Admission Really Is According To Skilled Students

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When you are a fresher or even a high-schooler who dreams of college, this part of life seems cool. However, college is a lot more than hanging out with your friends and here is what the Typical Student team is going to tell you about.

 

College Admission

 

 

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Here is what college admission really is:

 

  • A personal journey. This is your search so own it.

  • An invitation to explore identity and purpose. This will not happen overnight.

  • Imperfect. It is a human process, so expect “user error.”

  • A celebration of your hard work.

  • About engagement, so lean in.

  • Exciting. The minute it becomes a chore stop and check yourself. Enjoy the ride.

  • An investment in you—both short and long term.

  • About unity, not vanity, so don’t sacrifice relationships for status.

  • A privilege, so take advantage of the opportunities you have.

  • Full of choice, so be open and consider all of your options.

 

College Admission Is Not

 

 

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And here is what college admission is not:

 

  • A value judgment on whether you are “good enough”.

  • Life or death.

  • Fair.

  • About status. Aim high, but for the right reasons.

  • A game or prize.

  • The final exam for high school. You only do high school once, so live in it.

  • One size fits all.

  • To be taken at face value. Dig deep and ask probing questions.

  • A reason to create an unreasonable schedule, so prioritize balance.

  • A passive experience. You are in control so assert it.

  • Linear. There are many pathways to your future, so consider them all.

  • A search for perfection. There is not one “right” college.

  • A test. Like life, this is the real thing, so be in it.

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