SE17IORS: What to do Now that Early Action and Early Decision are Over

SE17IORS: What to do Now that Early Action and Early Decision are Over


  • Breathe.

Put the pencil, pen, and highlighter down. Stop typing on your keyboard, stop crossing off things from your college “To Do List”. Close your eyes, breathe in, and breathe out.

  • Reward yourself.

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve applied to college! Take a few days to dedicate much needed quality time with friends and family getting some ice cream, going to see a movie, or planning a Friendsgiving.

  • Take a break.

There is no school November 10 and November 11. Don’t touch another application until November 14; even then you’ll still have 6 weeks to work before your next round of application deadlines begin.

  • If you’re the type of person that has to do something, fill out scholarships.

Most of us cannot afford to pay for school all four years out of our parents’ pockets, so, scholarships are essential. They are not as demanding as college applications, and often times, you can reuse essays you’ve already written! If you haven’t already, create some accounts on sites such as and Google search some smaller programs that award you for things that require little effort such as Also, deadlines for bigger scholarships are around the corner in late November so, start taking a look at these. Take a trip to see Ms. Pasulka if you have any questions!

  • Remain Committed.

Don’t drop any clubs, activities, and sports! Your colleges are also still looking at your grades. Quarter grades are being submitted this week, and semester grades are only 11 weeks away from submission. Colleges have the power to rescind your acceptance and scholarships if you slack off; don’t be that kid!

  • Don’t Stress.

There’s nothing left to do once you hit submit; you can’t go back and change it. You have no control over it anymore, so let it go. You go to Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, you’ll probably get in! Don’t worry.