First off AHHHHHH congratulations to those of you joining the Class of 2018 early decision. Choice well made, if I do say so myself. Secondly AHHHHHHH I will probably never meet most of you because I am graduating. That reality has not quite set in yet…but I am sure when I see the shirts with the number 18 at the Co-op, I will begin to understand.
I also want to add that I applied ED to Dartmouth and this blog post probably would’ve made me cry because I was deferred. BUT there is hope! Look, I am blogging for Admissions now and graduating with a degree in Neuroscience and Theater. Deferral is not the end all be all, but I do acknowledge that not a ton of people come off that list. Know that in the end everything works out for a reason. Although I love Dartmouth, I do believe I could’ve been happy at another school as well. It all does work out.
To those 18′s that have their decision made for them…we look forward to welcoming you to the family next September. You are coming to a school that has faced a lot of bad publicity in the past few years and I challenge all of you to help keep on improving this school. We have a campus full of passionate and driven young people with the potential to change the world. If our school wasn’t being constantly challenged to be better, I’d be worried our student body was becoming too apathetic. Don’t sit by and let the four years pass you by. Come help and make the school, so many of us love, a better place. That’s why you were chosen.