D Day Fast Approaching Answered
Yup, this weekend marks the deadline where kids pay their deposit to commit to the college that they will attend in the fall.
It's a major landmark decision for all and I wish the best of luck to those part of the Class of 2020. Hopefully all were able to make an informed decision of their choice and will be happy wherever they go.
So here are some random thoughts on the process:
Applying for college is way different now then from I went through it -
Why did all of you do applications for more than 10 colleges? (Is it more trying to game the system for admissions, although colleges game it for their stats rankings, and raking up fees by those testing services/prep courses/financial aid forms)
Many are emotionally unprepared for the rejection that comes along with it.
Many are emotionally unprepared for the realization that most colleges are super expensive and may not be affordable even if you are accepted.
It may appear senseless in who gets in and further who gets merit scholarships or full ride to some places.
There is an air of mass hysteria during that wait period for the admission decisions to come out. Certain college forums out there seem to feed on that. Don't chance it.
Hard to say what is worse, filling out the CSS Profile financial aid forms or going through a TSA checkpoint on a bad day.
Gotta love the financial aid letters stating the school is pleased to offer you a sizeable loan to send your kid to college.
I have to say we have been fortunate to be able to make our final decision a few weeks ago. I am also fortunate to have won many instructables contests with t-shirts as prizes. That will be her wardrobe for the next 4 or 5 years.