I glanced over the contents of the screen for about the fifth time and triple checked the provided checklist. My heart raced and my fingers trembled as I directed the mouse to the “Submit” button. Click! and just like that my hard work sailed off into cyberspace. After months contemplating college choices,listing top choices and further narrowing that list down, the process was …simply …over.
The college admissions process is a daunting one, and with reminders everywhere from posters in the school hallways to episodes of Gossip Girl, it also proves to be quite inescapable. While we might not all be shoo-ins for the top school as are these Upper East Side characters, we can imagine it’d be nice to have an insider’s look at the college admissions process.
I started The Admissions of Linda, with that intention, to give fellow and future college applicants my perspective on the college applications process. When I was accepted to my first choice college via early decision, the plans for my blog were suspended, indefintely until I could figure out what to do next. I brainstormed throughout my holiday break, until the idea came to me: a collaborative blog of about 5 students as they journeyed through the admissions process and entered their freshman year at their respective colleges and universities.
While my blogging skills aren’t as seasoned as they could be, I am looking forward to embarking on this journey and working on this project with willing and able fellow applicants as the year continues.