This NY Times Op-Ed article is incredibly appropriate for those seniors who are beginning to receive their college application responses as well as any other high school student who will be applying to college in the next round of college application season. I tell all of my students, don’t let your college responses define you. The college that you ultimately attend, the experience you have and what the future holds as a result of your college experience is all up to you, regardless of the college you call home.
Read this article, parents and students, from beginning to end. It will make you realize what really matters with your college education, what you make of it and how you respond to your setbacks.
A quote from the article below is apropos and so important to understand and embrace.
“Life is defined by setbacks, and success is determined by the ability to rebound from them. And there’s no single juncture, no one crossroads, on which everything hinges.”
~ Liz Levine, Signature College Counseling