<p>I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. As each day passes I feel like someone is loading more and more weight on my shoulders. In the past week I am constantly thinking about whether I will get a thin or thick letter, and it has gotten to the point where I dream only about college admissions! I know in reality that the chances are against me for many colleges, but no matter how many times I accept the fact that I'm probably not going to be accepted to my dream school this nagging, horrible feeling still looms over my head!</p>

<p>I just wanted to post this so I could maybe satiate these oppressive feelings, and thoughts...and also just to hear others feelings :)</p>

<p>I am feeling generally OK.</p>

<p>So far, I have been admitted: to UVA, UMichigan, Swarthmore.</p>

<p>Williams and Amherst: I got likely letters.</p>

<p>Yale: I got a likely letter.</p>

<p>So far, no rejections. But I may get some rejection letters.</p>

<p>Still waiting on others.</p>

<p>March is notoriously the worst month for anxious seniors. Trust me, I remember it well. One thing I know that helped me was to pour myself into school work. The benefit was two-fold in that I successfully slowed the onset of senior slump and it got my mind off college admissions. Another thing you can do is spend a lot of time with your friends. Misery loves company. There is something about being with others in the same boat that is soothing. Do something crazy at this point in your life. When I was a senior, I saw it as my last opportunity to do something straight out of a 90's teen movie deliberately without feeling like a dork. Go to a house party, take weekend excursions into the nearest city with friends, take in a concert or two. In short, live it up. That is definitely the best medicine for college woes.</p>

<p>Get a girlfriend/a boyfriend/laid.</p>

<p>Yeah, I'm feeling not-so-super too. I mean, the only college I've gotten into (and not really gotten into--a likely letter) so far is Wellesley, and while I'm sure Wellesley is a lovely school and I could learn to love it if I had to, it's no Harvard.</p>

<p>Oclocrat offered some good suggestions though. I've been trying to keep busy/have been going out more in an effort to curb my despair. It's been working for the most part--except when I go on this site and remember how inadequate and undeserving I am!</p>

<p>"how inadequate and undeserving I am!"</p>

<p>Why would you say that about yourself?
Numbers and a laundry list of activities can't possibly measure the worth of a human being...
I'm sure you're a wonderful and talented person.</p>

<p>i had a dream about being deferred by MIT in december. that turned out quite nicely, i have to say.
all i can say is that being nervous doesnt have anything to do with whether you'll be admitted or not, so its a choice of preference. does feeling nervous make you feel better or worse? if the former, go right ahead, but if the latter's the case, go have fun with these twenty days left. we dont get to experience this ever again.</p>

<p>Well, we could: If we don't get accepted anywhere and have to reapply next year. Or if we transfer. Otherwise, it will happen again with jobs and grad-school. It's never over :)</p>

<p>emachines99 you are totally full of **** btw</p>

<p>UVa is only regular decision and you could not have already heard
Swarthmore is only early decision /regular decision, so if you have already gotten in at this point, thats where you're going</p>

<p>oh and for me, im feeling really apprehensive about the rest of my decisions, but im slightly less stressed because i got in EA to georgetown, where I would be happy to attend if all else fails (HYP, dartmouth, pomona, middlebury)</p>

<p>I read in Stats that over 70% of college students are at their top choice school by Halloween, so it seems like you'll come to love just about anywhere you end up being accepted to and marticulating to. That being said, I know how you feel... it's just emotion speaking, though. Logic says that a lot of colleges are going to be incredible for you.</p>

<p>I have gotten no likely letters from anywhere - and after seeing how just about half of CC seems to have gotten likely letters, this makes me nervous beyond all belief. If I can't even get a likely letter from my match schools, how am I supposed to even get into Harvard?! -____-"</p>

<p>This waiting period is awful. I usually need a lot of sleep (have a hard time getting up in the morning if I sleep past 11ish) but the past few days, I've been getting maybe 6 hrs of sleep at most...and I'm totally awake in the morning! Panic must be good for staying awake for longer...hahaha</p>

<p>^^ Hey, don't worry so much!</p>

<p>Once before the "likely letter craze" on CC, I remember reading someone posting "Don't worry if you don't get a likely letter. Judging by CC posters, you would think that everyone and even your postman's dentist gets one, but that is not the fact. CC posters are one of the most competitive candidates in the world, so many on this board might be getting it, but the reality is different."
... or something like that. I just really liked the mention of dentist in it :p</p>

<p>Most people (yes, even many CC-ers) get into schools without a likely letter, so relax, and try to enjoy March with your classmates!</p>

<p>I concur with justcallmebob: physical interaction will serve as a distraction. If I don't get accepted into Harvard I probably will get into Cornell or JHU.</p>

<p>Going into Harvard will not make or break you, dont forget you can still transfer from one of those colleges</p>

<p>I happen to disagree with the second part of your statement, Crazyazn112: Nobody should attend a college with the mindset: "I'm going to transfer to Harvard." It's too unlikely. In some years, they take 0 transfer applicants. Yes, that's a zero. Of course, anybody can at least try, but don't count on it!</p>

<p>I found it very helpful to do the best that I could with applications, then assume I'd get a rejection from reach schools. I also told anyone who asked that I was probably going to be rejected due to the competitiveness of the applicant pool.</p>

<p>The things that can distract me are slowly decreasing in number.
My boyfriend is busy studying for IB exams.
The number of free periods I have per week has jumped from 7 to 13. That's almost 2 days per week where I am in school but not in class.
I watched every episode of Desperate Housewives that I had on DVD.
I've also gone through most of the other shows I watch. The writers strike totally screwed me over.
I am broke, and even if I had money, I can't buy books, because they are all in German here.
I can't get a job because I don't speak German.
I can't take a German class because they are when I am at school (doing nothing). Plus I'm broke.</p>

<p>I'm considering teaching myself how to sew.</p>

<p>I need to get into college already.</p>

<p>The end is near.</p>