The Waiting Game

Take a deep breath. Relax. You’re done. You’ve licked your last envelope and pasted your last stamp. Now the future of your college education lies in the very capable hands of the U.S. Postal Service. A sense of relief steals over you; a calm settles in. For about 5 minutes. Then your pulse begins to pound and your mind begins to race. “When will they get my application?” “How will I know if they got my application?” “What if the mail plane carrying my application flies into a rift in the space-time continuum and all evidence of my academic existence is erased?”

Jackie Mantey’s article “What to Do While Waiting for Admission Letters” in U.S. News and World Report answers these questions and more. Take another deep breath and read on. Her advice will help spare your nerves and your fingernails as ACCEPTANCE looms in the distant future.


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