For many high school seniors (and their parents) the last few months have been torture: all of the questions about where to apply to college, all of the college visits, all of the applications and essays and forms, the wait for the acceptance or rejection letters, and then finally the dilemma about the decision.
But May 1 has come and gone. Decision Day is over. Your student has made a decision, paid the deposit, and now a strange new phase begins – for both of you.
For high school seniors, the final few weeks of school may be a blur. It’s time to make sure they don’t let their guard down and jeopardize the grades on which their acceptance is contingent. And it’s an emotional time – full of the highs of celebrating the end of high school and lows of leaving their friends as they all move on.