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Acceptance and rejection letters

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Acceptance and rejection letters

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Acceptance and rejection letters

For second semester seniors, the stress never seems to cease.

Some people assume that once college applications are submitted, the rest of the year is a breeze. However, this is not quite the case.

As rejection and acceptance letters arrive, the results tend to send some students over the edge.

“The stress has been unbelievable,” said senior Kayla Tabari. “There’s been ups and downs, and you never know what’s coming next.”

Not only can this time be an emotional roller coaster for Tabari and her peers, but the decision process can even cause feelings of anxiety for students who can’t seem to make up their minds.

“After I got all my acceptances, I sat down with my family to decide between work, majors, and family visits which school made the most sense,” said senior Asha Karim.

Senior Hannah Moore focused more so on weighing her possibilities for each school, visiting and comparing everything from the campuses to possible courses and class schedules.

“My mind is ready to explode,” she said, “and I still haven’t chosen.”

There are so many different factors to consider when making what some students consider to be the most important choice of their lives.

Karim said, “I wanted something that’ll be easy to visit, meets my intended major, and more than anything, one which really fits me. ”

Kaya Tabari agreed, stating that “this decision chooses your life path. It’s incredibly difficult and makes you just want to lay down.”

Even teachers begin to see a shift in students’ attitudes and their performance in class at this time of year.

“After hearing back from colleges, students tend to lose focus and motivation, losing track of what needs to be done in class,” said teacher Robert Tsuchiyama. “I know it’s hard to stay involved, but we teachers can’t just stop teaching. Especially when students need to maintain a certain grade point average to avoid being rescinded.”

It is safe to say though, that there are individuals who are not affected in a negative way at this point.

“I got into the school I wanted to, so it hasn’t a been very stressful time. I just focus on keeping up my good grades so I can graduate,” said Jason Ho.

Even though Ho embraced the good news, there are students who were not as pleased with the replies they received.

So whether it’s being rejected, being accepted, or deciding on where to go, Carlmont seniors will continue to persevere through this college craze.

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