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Sigh of relief

chaucers_palchaucers_pal 240 replies23 threads Junior Member
edited January 2008 in Parents Forum
My darling D's apps are all in. And as she so eloquently put it (echoing my style when I've had a long week), "And we didn't strangle each other!"

I'm so glad to be done. It's been a long holiday break. She's a good kid, but man this is just a lot of work, introspection, revision, writing blocks and more revision.

Happy New Year's all. Good luck to everyone!
edited January 2008
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  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 7382 replies150 threads Senior Member
    DS is a freshman in college, DD is a sophomore in HS. I spent all fall this year looking at parents of D's HS senior friends, and thanking heaven that I wasn't going thru the college search/apply thing again this year. Maybe in another year or so I'll be ready to do it again... aarrgghh.

    Congrats to you for being done and surviving!
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  • bethievtbethievt 6591 replies168 threads Senior Member
    Good lord, yes--and now you enter the cone of silence and wait for months on end. Try not to stress--it doesn't help at all. Congrats on getting to this place.
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  • ricegalricegal 1340 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations! DS has applied to all with Jan 1st deadline, but still has a couple with later deadlines that he is sitting on. One requires an essay he is struggling with. He's actually thinking of not applying because he can't think of an answer to the prompt. Pretty awful, really. I feel bad for him. Sometimes, these colleges require too much.
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  • mammallmammall - 1654 replies47 threads Senior Member
    Oh, we are almost across the finish line. D has submitted 16 and has roughed out the last and I'm about to get her out of bed and give her a cup of tea and hold my breath until she presses "submit." Still three scholarship essays to go unfortunately. Why do schools do that? Require great big applications, then ask for more essays and info for scholarships? Also finding the "extra" application requirements for honors colleges annoying. This process needs streamlining. I agree with ricegal - these colleges require too much.
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