Hello my fellow CC peers,
I have a story to tell you about my GWU mistake. Okay so I didn't realize I wanted to apply to GW until I think mid-November, and basically, I'm dumb and procrastinated my college essays until December. Wait for it though, I went on a trip for the last two weeks of December, thinking I was going to get it done, but obviously I didn't. So what ended up happening was I worked on my GW app on the 22 hr airplane trip. I landed back in the US on the 1st and went X-GAME mode to turn in my app by like 9 pm.
What I failed to realize was that FAFSA and CSS were due that day as well. So, I did what anyone would do and submitted my FA stuff on the 15th. I received an email from them to provide an SSN a few days ago, and I'm not sure what it meant, but the FAFSA and CSS check marks on the portal are not there. I also forgot to submit the W2 or whatever they needed (Sidenote: Maybe I'm just dumb, but the section where it said to send in the tax forms were very unclear to me). What did I expect? Amirite guys?
Anyways, I wanted to leave this story on CC to warn the juniors to start college apps early and keep an eye out for deadlines. I hope this story also brings you a little bit of laughter (even if it is at my stupidity) at a stressful time. The experience definitely shook me a little bit, but at the end, I knew GW wasn't a fit for me (it would be better if you all got in instead!). Also, I just think this is a really funny story now.
I won't be at GWU next year, but I hope you all will be.
LOL (lots of luck),
P.S. how ironic is my username?
Please don't comment hate today, maybe tomorrow. Today, I was yelled at by a gas station attendant, but that's a story for another time.