The Family Project

It’s a little known fact, but the week between Christmas and New Year’s is National College Application week.  I know, I’d never heard of it either, but then again this is the first time I’ve ever had a high school senior. You see, most college applications are due on either Jan 1st or 15th.  (Early admission? We don’t need no stinkin’ early admission!) and, true to human nature, the majority of seniors wait until that last week to fill them out and get them sent in.

KT had all of the “easy” stuff done.  The SAT scores, the transcripts, the recommendations, the decision of which colleges to apply to…all she needed to take care of was the writing some essays.  Our girl had carefully selected five (or was it six?) small, liberal arts colleges to apply to .  They all required at least one well-written thought provoking essay. Now, you can ask KT to do anything math or science related and it will be a breeze for her. Ask her to write a paper and our favorite perfectionist stresses out…majorly. 

National College Application Week, like so many things in our household, became a family project.  .   KT did the actual work, but the rest of us got to be the support team.  Mom…what’s the best way to express this? Daaaaddddy…how do you spell this?  (Why is it that they never ask me to help them spell things?) Will you read this and tell me what you think? I’m soooo hungry, Mimi will you make me something to eat? Can you edit this again? I need a better idea, this isn’t working. It was a very nerve-racking time for KT, but kinda fun for the rest of us.  Still, I think we all breathed a huge sigh of relief when that last submit button was pushed. 

Now all we have to do is wait until April to see what college we all get into…

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5 Responses to The Family Project

  1. Going through this with a boy is infinitely worse–I’ve done both and I’ve heard stories. A boy would consider December 31 National College Application DAY.

    Good luck on getting in where she really wants to be.

  2. Kathy Ariano says:

    You bring back memories with your posting today! Year after year I helped my seniors with their college essays. I always made the assignment in October after having taught ‘how to’ from August through September. It was an exciting time. I enjoyed teaching how to write a college essay very much. I hope KT is accepted by all the colleges to which she applies.

  3. Jay says:

    One of the advantages to my going to little old state school was that I didn’t have to do the interviews and essays. I just had to graduate high school.

  4. Amanda D says:

    I can’t imagine having kids applying for college. Yet somehow, I believe that it will be here before I know it. I hope she gets the college she really wants. Good luck to her!

  5. admin says:

    Jenn~That’s why we don’t do boys!

    Kathy~I don’t think any of the teachers have really focused on just that…too bad as it would really help them.

    Jay~I’m thinking it’s more the era now instead of being a state school. They all seem to require at least one.

    Amanda~oh it will…trust me!