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That Time as a Senior in High School

(January 09 2009) Written by: Richard Rockelmann in Advising & Support

Its hard to imagine that this time last year i was finishing up the most dreaded time of my High School Experience. Yep, you guessed it, college searching. Well you know because your probably going through it right now, lots of paper work, collegeboard.com, SAT, ACT, a couple hundred essays to write, 100 page applications to fill out, Exc. You get the drift. 

But probably the worst thing about it all was the uncertainty of what is to come in your life. For some, this may not be an issue, but for others like me, it was terrible.

I am the kind of person that needs a plan, needs to know what is going to happen and when.  Not knowing of my future killed me. I applied to 4 colleges other than RIT, all of which rejected me. I know what you may be thinking, aww, but no, I was fine with it because I still had a chance with RIT, my first choice.  

So, my and my parents sat down and talked about the things that I can do to better my chances to get into RIT. By the way, without my mother helping me through this process id still be stuck without a school to attend. So my suggestion would be to seek help, if needed.  

We decided that I need to get a face connected with a name. I attended every open house I could, met with admissions counselors and financial aid counselors, I even had constant email contact with one counselor which without her help, like my mother I do not know where I would be. 

RIT is all about students succeeding, each and every counselor was awesome. I felt welcomed every time I visited, not one time during my application process can I say I had a bad experience. 



Comments (1)

  • Erin Hazeltine

    Erin Hazeltine

    10 January 2009 at 16:27 |
    I agree with you 100%, in many aspects! Without my mom's help (with her bribery of nut's and bolt's which I wrote about in my blog "70 degree Christmas") I would not be here today. It's not a bad idea or a bad thing to seek out help from people who can help! Along those lines, the counselors, admissions staff, faculty and whomever you can think about at RIT are here to help, whether you are a prospective student or an admitted student or whatever you may be! So my suggestion, wherever you are just ask questions, (you should do this anyways) and seek help, there's plenty of people on campus off campus wherever who would be more than willing to help!

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