The next day, I came home from school, hoping for the best but expecting the worst. A few days later, I found out that I had been rejected from Stanford and waitlisted by Georgetown.
After accepting my spot on the waitlist, I knew that I had to make a choice.
I spent a lot of time on these essays, since I had learned how important it was to start early.
I submitted the application, hoping for the best, despite knowing that I desperately wanted to go to an out-of-state school.
One of the ideas I had was going into international relations or international business.
Schools that ultimately ended up on my list were Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, USC’s World Bachelor in Business program, NYU’s Business and Political Economy program, and University of Pennsylvania’s Huntsman Program.The Decision After being waitlisted, I spent some time drafting my letter of interest for the schools I was on the waitlist for.I wanted them to know that I was still interested and would be excited to attend their institution.My sister had graduated from Northwestern not too long ago, and I had visited the campus and loved the atmosphere at Northwestern.With my “go big or go home” attitude, I decided that I would apply to Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. I ended up adding UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and Stanford to my list.In the end, I added those two to my list, including Williams College.In addition, I also added to Northwestern University to my list.However, I’m glad that I was rejected from Penn ED, since I knew that I had to change my Common App essay to reflect myself better.Let me just say that you want to get a head start on all of your essays.The Early Decision Process After narrowing (or expanding) my list, I knew where I wanted to apply.Since I was applying to Penn ED, I focused all of my attention on writing essays that I hoped would get me in.