Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat.
That's what I wish someone would've told me senior spring when I was making "one of the biggest decisions of my life." First of all, I'd like to congratulate you on making it this far in your journey to becoming a Dartmouth student. Next up, I have a bit of advice that will hopefully make this time a bit less stressful for you.
- No. 1
Take this time to enjoy the rest of your senior year, especially the little things. Soak in the aroma of your dad's slightly crispy bacon or the smiling faces that greet you in your dining hall (when you happen to actually wake up in time for breakfast).
- No. 2
The hardest part of the admissions process is over. You're in! And now the roles are reversed. Dartmouth wants you, so the ball is now your court (excuse my sports metaphor) to decide what you want.
- No. 3
You don't have to make this decision alone. The support system that helped you get this far (family, teachers, coaches, your dog) are there to help you. And I'm sure they'll support whatever decision you make, even if that means you'll become an only child who's now a 22 hour drive away from home (shoutout to my mom and dad!).
- No. 4
I figure this one is pretty self-explanatory, but I wanted to include it just in case. :)