With spring vastly approaching, most high school seniors are focusing in on two things, prom and college acceptance letters. The anticipation day after day of checking your mailbox and also your email inbox with hopes of great news about your new college career.

Congratulations are certainly in order to a one special Long Island, NY, native 17-year old Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna who was accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools! As if being accepted to all 8 of the Ivy League schools wasn’t enough, she was also accepted to Johns Hopkins University and New York University.

It’s very clear that this young lady has so many options to choose from in regards to college but she hasn’t made a decision just yet. The valedictorian said “I want to see all of them this month. Then i’ll make my decision.”

Applying for colleges should be about finding the one that’s the perfect fit for you. If you haven’t had quite as much luck with acceptance as Augusta that doesn’t mean you should feel bad or stop trying. You should let her story inspire you so that you’re able work hard and accomplish great things also.

Before applying to any college you should figure out if you want to attend a large school or a smaller one, a big city school or a rural one. Check out all the programs each school offers that are related to what you hope to major in. If you’re undecided, that’s okay too but begin with thinking about your interests. Think about the things you enjoy and like to do and let those things lead you to the correct major.

When you’re applying to college always apply to many schools, even ones you think you may not get into. It’s important to remember that finding a school that will make you happy and give you the best experience is what truly matters. With that being said, when you’re filling out those last college applications, rather than looking for the best schools, look for the ones that are best for you!



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