College, number three through eleven.
It’s April 4th and I’m on Spring Break. I should be doing my work for Economics and I’ll get to it later. On to more important things!
Most colleges send out their admission decisions by late-March, and as stated, I received the majority on the 29th of March. I was accepted by all the colleges I applied to. I am still shocked that I was accepted by these schools:
- Stanford University
- Duke University
- UC Berkeley
- UC Santa Barbara
- UC San Diego
- Princeton University
- Yale University
- Columbia University
- Harvard University
- Amherst College
No rejections is hard to pull off, I know. I cannot believe I can say, “I’m stuck between Stanford, Harvard, and Yale.” I would have never guessed this would happen to me!
I am the only person from my high school who was accepted by an Ivy League school; all others who applied to Ivy League schools were denied admission or waitlisted. The only other person who was accepted at a similar institution was our valedictorian, who was accepted for admission at Stanford. There are a few who were accepted at U$C, though.
Now, I have to choose which schools to visit. I want to visit Yale, Stanford, and Harvard (in that order), but that would mean a week and a half of non-stop travel. I’d have to leave LA late on the 15th to get to Yale on the morning of the 16th. Yale’s admit thing runs from the 16th to the 18th. I’d then have to fly (once again, late at night) from Hartford, CT to San José to get to Stanford on the 19th. Stanford’s Admit Weekend runs from the 19th to the 21st. I sure am not leaving Stanford early, so I would miss the first day of the Harvard Admit program (April 21 to 23). To go to Harvard, I would have to fly at night to get there on the morning of the 22nd, only to fly back home the night of the 23rd, get to LA the morning of the 24th, get home, eat something, go to school, and wish my English teacher a happy birthday.
I’m lost as to what to choose… Stanford captured my heart back in November, but I could to go Harvard or Yale. I’ve been chatting with the people who are part of the Facebook Stanford 2011 and they are such great people! They are all equally happy to be part of the Stanford family. I really like them.
I hope to buy a digital camera and take a lot of pictures wherever I decide to visit. I’ve already made a friend who will go to Yale’s Bulldog Days (for admits). She gave me her number and we’re going to meet up and probably go out for coffee at Yale.
Daniel, who I met when I visited Amherst College in late-September, will also be at the Bulldog Days and Stanford Admit Weekend. I might figure out to travel with him from Yale to Stanford.
I am also a semi-finalist for the Gates Millennium Scholarship! I am to be notified later this month if I have received the Gates Millennium Scholarship. I hope to get it! I don’t want to graduate with debt, and they also pay for graduate studies, anything up to ten years after graduating high school.
Ah, high school… I will soon leave you, and it was bittersweet. These past two months have brought out the worst in some people, and the next months promise to lead to the breakdown of a few relationships and friendships.
As for prom…. It’s June 2nd. That is all I have to work with. Grr.
Thanks to all who supported me throughout the years (that means you, Fabián!) and throughout this year. I hope to blog more regularly over the summer.