"You worry too much!"

<p>Some very wise advice an elderly couple told me (friends of the family) who've gone through the college admissions process twice with their own children, who are now very successful.</p>

<p>You may not get into your dream school, you may get into some schools you never dreamed of - but in ten years, you're not gonna even remember any of it, so why worry yourself so much right now? (I know, I'm being hypocritical - I do it myself) </p>

<p>But yeah, I thought I'd just share this quote because as a rising senior, I know how exciting/scary/worrisome it is! Enjoy your summer and high school years, because it won't come again! ;)</p>

<p>Isn't it good to worry... well sometimes... rather than just slacking off.</p>

<p>I prefer slacking off to worrying. But that's just me. My philosophy is "Things will get done, somehow." All I can say is that so far it has worked fine for me.</p>

<p>Yeah same here, procrastinating has let me with good results, and though I stresses [a lot] at times, I would rather take on the burden in small intervals then stretch it out over my junior summer and senior year. Also, to the OP, not to be rude, but I doubt that in ten years that something as significant as my college experience will be lightly forgotten. Plus, I know a teacher of mine who just had a five year reunion with his block of 16 [7 guys, 8 guys, and him] graduates, and he hangs out with them often.</p>

<p>Oh, I don't mean the college experience, lol. I mean the stress of the whole college application process (SATs, SAT IIs, HS GPAs, the commonapp, etc). I don't think as a 28-year-old, wherever you may be, you'll still be hung up over an ivy rejection from when you were 18? At least, I hope not :P But yeah, you're right - I don't think anyone could forget their actual college experience!</p>

<p>Oh got ya, wow :eek:, should have caught on to that. Yeah, it's already July and were it not for CC I think I would have long forgotten my college application experience from which only happened some few months ago.</p>

<p>The only advice I'll give regardless if you end up at your "dream school" or not is this... </p>

<p>The college experience is what you make of it.</p>

<p>I'm not worried so much about admissions as I am about financial aid... because it's the one part of the process that's totally out of my hands and that I can't do anything to influence. I'm not a US citizen or permanent resident, so I don't have a state school to fall back on as financial safety, and if I don't get enough aid I have to go back to Sweden (my "home country", although I've only lived there for three years and was 11 when I left).</p>