Sunday afternoon Mod Squad Pete moved from being a prospective student to a member of the University of Virginia class of 2016.
That final step didn’t seem to take very long, given all that had gone into the undertaking.
Six and a half months after submitting his first Common App, after refereeing a soccer game and before heading out to bus tables, Pete took five minutes to sign on to the SIS and click on the accept button.
Then one minute to post it on Facebook, natch.
Later he sent notes to the other colleges that had invited him to attend. He still has a few things on the to do list: thank yous to his recommendation letter writers, sign-up for orientation days, etc. None of the items on that list, however, carry the emotional weight of the ‘trying to get into college’ to do list.
Congratulations, Pete, on working your way through this decision. And congratulations to all the high school seniors: best of luck at your new schools!
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