College decision day brings anxiety, excitement


Seniors Sophie Wysocki and Katherine Chacon work on assignments in the college center. Wysocki will attend New York University and Chacon will attend the University of Chicago in the fall. photo by Sarah Mines

Rhea Jain, Club Writer

With National College Decision Day happening on May 1, seniors are getting ready to make commitments that will determine where they spend their next four years.

Senior Caroline Medina has heard back from all the colleges she applied to but is still taking time for her decision. Medina was accepted into the Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) there at the University of Texas at Austin, which would require her to go to UT San Antonio for her freshman year.

“To go to UT, I’d have to go to one of the sister colleges, and then I could to UT starting my sophomore year,” Medina said. “I don’t want to do that”.

The concern about her decision has made her senior year more stressful than Medina has hoped. However, she is just trying to focus on her excitement for college.

“I’ve had a migraine for the whole year,” Medina said. “You get used to it and eventually to stop caring about the numbers. Overall, I’m pretty excited to move out and go to college”.

Senior Katherine Chacon has made her college decision and will be attending the University of Chicago in the fall. Compared to other seniors, Chacon said she made her decision fairly early.

“It was still pretty stressful having to hear back, but the actual deciding part was easy,” Chacon said. “A lot of people are definitely struggling with decisions since it’s a stressful process and deciding where to go is a big decision”

Some students, such as senior Sumin Choi, have yet to decide which college they will attend. Choi has not yet decided because she had to wait to hear back from over 10 schools.

“Waiting back to here from colleges hasn’t been really stressful,” Choi said. “It’s kind of like a little present waiting for you. If you get in, that’s great! Yet, if you don’t get in, it’s not that big of a deal. I’m ready to be independent and just learn how to live my own life.”