“Education is what a student makes of it”
Today’s April 1st. Most college application decisions should have been sent by today by colleges across the United States. Four years ago I heard back from colleges to which I applied. On that same day, Stanford University’s dean of admissions and financial aid, Richard Shaw, published an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times.
And in most cases, those denied admission to some schools are admitted to others. The transition from high school to college is a monumental turning point, and it’s more important to focus on how a young adult is moving on to a new stage than where that stage happens to be. This is the moment when parents should mark the success of their children and rejoice in the excitement that the next four years will bring.
And that leads to my final point: Education is what a student makes of it. Of course, certain schools have resources that others don’t, but they all offer opportunities to learn and to grow.
The name of the college you attend is not the be all and end all when selecting which college to attend.