Waiting is the Hardest Part
One of the most difficult things in the college admissions process is waiting for answers. You have submitted your application and now have to wait for the process to unfold. Sometimes this can take several months, depending on when you apply. So what are you supposed to do during this time?
If you have applied at every school you are interested in, the best thing you can do is develop a strategy and some contingency plans. Decide which school you will attend if you are rejected from your first choice, accepted to a school you weren’t previously considering, and so on. This way, you will be able to immediately move forward with the rest of the college process.
Hopefully, if you’ve spent time on your applications, will be accepted to many of the schools to which you’ve applied. You will probably hope to get in every school and dread not getting into any. The reality will most likely fall somewhere in the middle. So the best thing you can do is keep a positive attitude, plan for things not going perfectly, and of course, keep watching for the mailman.