On a grey, chilly, and damp January day, the end of another college admissions stage snuck up on us.
We were, admittedly (sorry), distracted: Friday brought the last day of midterms and the end of first semester; Mod Squad Pete ran off to an indoor track meet; Mod Squad Julie attended a basketball team dinner, then we went to her game; Mod Squad Linc (rarely mentioned here, but a rather busy 7th grader) went to a middle school games night; and our region received our first bit of winter weather in the form of snow and freezing rain.
At random moments during the day, though, at least three of us were aware that results from the last of Pete’s three early admissions applications would be made available late in the day, a bit more than a month after the first two.
Pete arrived home after 10:30, having stepped briefly into school from the team bus to use wifi to check his status: “Oh, by the way, I got in.”
He had a three month wait after submitting two applications on October 15th and a third a couple of weeks later. Of the three schools he selected for early admissions, he’d chosen 1) a very selective, 2) a good fit, and 3) a safety. While we’ve read about the pitfalls of misreading fit, in Pete’s case the responses followed accordingly, with a deferral and two acceptances.
The next stage — regular admissions — already began in December when Pete completed four more applications; those results come due in the spring.
What say you, Pete? “Yeah, that feels good… oh, you remember about the rave tomorrow night?”
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