Decisions, decisions! With acceptances in hand I hope you have wonderful options on the table. For most students cost is a consideration, so for guidance on appealing financial aid offers, take a look at this recent article as well as these two from previous years. And if any of your college essays were about money, consider submitting them to the New York Times for publication. The deadline is April 25.
Gap year candidates should be communicating with admissions offices about deferral policies and making firm plans for their “year on.” Check out these resources and get ready to share your plans on May 25 for Gap Year Decision Day.
Finally, for advice on making your final college choice, check out this article or contact me for an appointment. I can also provide guidance on financial aid appeals and waitlist strategies. If you’ve made your decision, be sure to meet the May 1 deposit deadline. After you’ve sent your deposit you’ll receive further information about housing, registering for fall classes, and attending orientation.