Happy Holidays! I realize that you have not heard from me in a while. The honest truth is that 2015 has proven to be a busy year! Here in Lunder we hosted nearly 4,500 prospective students on campus, met with students and counselors in 28 states and 28 countries, and welcomed 528 new first-year students in our Class of 2019.
I realize that if you are applying to college this year, you have been caught up in a similar tornado of college visits, essays, SAT Saturdays and college interviews. Many of you will be spending the holiday break finishing your applications for the January Regular Decision deadlines. If that is the case-good luck! You’re almost done the hardest part, which is actually hitting that Submit button and walking away from it until decisions are released.
Some of you may have already applied to college through Early Decision, Early Action or Rolling Admission. Since our decisions for Early Decision and Early Action went out, I have had some tough conversations with students for whom Babson was their first choice but were not offered admission. This is hands down the most heart-wrenching part of my job-especially since we know who much work you put into hitting that Submit button. For those of you who applied Early somewhere and did not get the answer that you were hoping for, my advice is this: be disappointed of course, but also be proud. You applied to college and survived the experience. But now you’re about to embark on a new chapter. One where you can apply to a new set of schools, learn more about them and discover all the opportunities that come from being able to experience this new journey.
So now, hit the Submit button, go binge watch Netflix, eat amazing holiday foods, do your homework (obviously) and enjoy the rest of your senior year. There is nothing more to be done until decisions are released.
Of course, for those submitting applications Regular Decision, I hope one of them will be to Babson. We can’t wait to get to know you.
Now let vacation commence. This is how one member of the Minden family plans on spending the holidays..