Seniors Impatiently Waiting for College Acceptances


Director of College Counseling Mr. David McCauley worked with senior Matia Valenzuela at a college application workshop earlier this fall.

Northwood’s seniors are becoming anxious, waiting to hear about where they’ll be for the next four or more years of their lives. Several members of the class of 2020 heard good news in December from schools they applied to early, but most seniors don’t know what’s next for them and it’s stressing them out.

The college process is stressful for everyone involved–parents, faculty, and, of course, the students. While some students are done their college search and proudly wearing the sweatshirt to the school they were admitted to early decision, most are applying Regular Decision. Mixed emotions kick in around this time. Elias Fleischman ‘20 said, “Waiting for the schools to get back to me with their admission decision is nerve-racking. There are a lot of uncertainties. The closer I get to finding out, the more nervous I get.”

Some students have already been accepted into colleges. Madison Novotny ‘20 is a recruited hockey player. “I’m relieved that I’m done with the college process. I feel less stressed. Before committing, I played in a reserved way and tried a bit too hard. But now I have more fun playing hockey. Academics-wise, I’m still stressed out because I need to maintain my grades, but I’m glad I don’t have to take the SAT or ACT again,” said Novotny.

The staff of The Mirror wishes the best for all seniors. The efforts you’ve put in over the last four or more years will shine through.


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