Saturday afternoon, a bit after two o’clock, we watched Mod Squad Pete submit his first college application. We took a deep breath, said ‘wow’ or something similarly brilliant, and ran off to two soccer games.
Saturday evening (after the games, some necessary clothes-shopping, and supper), Mod Squad Pete pressed the Common App submit button a second time.
Pete has one more Early Action application to go, but for now, he’s focused on his high school Spirit Week (Homecoming prep and activities from Sunday [decorate the halls and practice the senior skit] through Saturday [dance]), and I’ve taken a day or so to focus on a few non-college things.
Pete’s comment, late Saturday evening: “I kind of felt like it was never going to get past that last hurdle. It’s hard to believe it’s done.”
Of course, it really isn’t done.
- The immediate response to my tweet about it was a helpful independent college consultant reminding me of the post-app ‘follow-ups.’
- Pete has one more supplement essay to write for that last EA application.
- I have to figure out how to complete the CSS Profile and submit that before November 1.
But for now, we’ll all just take another deep breath.
- How to Apply to College in 5 Steps. (drstrangecollege.wordpress.com)